LOTEPRED T EYE DROPS 5ML


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Drug Information

What is Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination used for?

Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination is used to reduce swelling, redness, and pain in the eye.

Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination work?

In Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination, Loteprednol Etabonate 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. Therefore, it helps in reducing the inflammation.

Tobramycin belongs to the class of drugs called aminoglycoside antibiotics. It acts by obstructing the bacterial protein synthesis. Thus, it blocks the multiplication and propagation of the bacteria.

How to use Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination as prescribed by your doctor.

Before using the medication, read the instructions and the directions to use on the leaflet provided along with the medicine.

If you miss a dose of Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination, please use it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination?

Drugs that interact with Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination include the following:

  • Bacitracin
  • Bumetanide
  • Capreomycin
  • Diatrizoate
  • Furosemide
  • Iodamide
  • Mannitol
  • Smallpox vaccine

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination?

The following are the most common side effects of Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination:

  • 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 Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination or similar drugs.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination causes blurred vision.
  • Do not stop using Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor.

What should you tell your doctor before using Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination?

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

Frequently asked questions about Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination

  1. How should Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination be stored?
  2. Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination is stored at room temperature (20 – 30OC).

  3. How long can I use Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination?
  4. It is advised to use Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination for the prescribed duration. Please consult your doctor if you have to discontinue Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination medication.

  5. Is it safe to alter the dose of the Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination?
  6. No, altering the dose of Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination is not advised. Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination dose should be used as prescribed.

  7. Should I be monitored for any parameters while on Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination?
  8. Yes, it is advised to monitor intraocular pressure, if Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination is prescribed for more than 10 days.

  9. Is it safe to use Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin for a prolonged duration?
  10. No, prolonged use of Loteprednol Etabonate + Tobramycin combination may result in glaucoma.

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