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Drug Information for LOTEL EYE OINTMENT 5gm

What is LOTEL Eye Ointment used for?

LOTEL Eye Ointment is used to reduce the swelling, redness, and pain in the eye.

LOTEL Eye Ointment may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does LOTEL Eye Ointment work?

LOTEL Eye Ointment belongs to the class of drugs called ophthalmic corticosteroids. This drug acts by inhibiting the inflammation by inducing the production of lipocortin, which controls the inflammatory activity of prostaglandins and leukotrienes. Thus, it helps in reducing the inflammation.

How to use LOTEL Eye Ointment?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use LOTEL Eye Ointment as prescribed by your doctor.

Instill LOTEL Eye Ointment eye drops into the conjunctival sac of the eye. Before using the medication, read the instructions provided on the leaflet along with the medicine.

What are the drugs that interact with LOTEL Eye Ointment?

Smallpox vaccine is known to interact with LOTEL Eye Ointment. Consult your doctor for potential drug interactions.

What are the side effects of LOTEL Eye Ointment?

The following are the most common side effects of LOTEL Eye Ointment:

  • Eye discomfort or pain
  • Dry eyes
  • Watery eye
  • Burning sensation when medicine is applied

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Blurred vision
  • Redness of eye
  • Swelling of eye

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while using LOTEL Eye Ointment?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to LOTEL Eye Ointment or similar drugs.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if LOTEL Eye Ointment causes blurred vision.
  • Do not stop using LOTEL Eye Ointment medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor.

What should you tell your doctor before using LOTEL Eye Ointment?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of ocular infections, glaucoma, or ocular toxicities.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked questions about LOTEL Eye Ointment

  1. Is it safe to alter the dose of LOTEL Eye Ointment?
  2. No, altering the dose of LOTEL Eye Ointment is not advised.

  3. How should LOTEL Eye Ointment be stored?
  4. LOTEL Eye Ointment is stored at controlled room temperature (15 – 25OC). Do not freeze.

  5. How long can I use LOTEL Eye Ointment?
  6. It is advised to use LOTEL Eye Ointment for the prescribed duration. Please consult your doctor if you have to discontinue LOTEL Eye Ointment medication.

  7. Should I be monitored for any parameters while on LOTEL Eye Ointment?
  8. It is advised to monitor intraocular pressure if LOTEL Eye Ointment is prescribed for more than 10 days.

  9. Is it safe to use LOTEL Eye Ointment for a prolonged duration?
  10. No, prolonged use of LOTEL Eye Ointment may result in glaucoma.


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