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Drug Information

What is Loteprednol + Moxifloxacin combination used for?

Loteprednol + Moxifloxacin combination is used to decrease the swelling, redness, and pain in the eye.

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

How does Loteprednol + Moxifloxacin combination work?

In Loteprednol + Moxifloxacin combination, Loteprednol 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.

Moxifloxacin belongs to the class of drugs called fluoroquinolone antibiotics. It acts by inhibiting certain enzymes that are responsible for the partitioning the chromosomal DNA during bacterial cell division. Thus, it inhibits the multiplication and propagation of bacteria that is responsible for inflammation.

How to use Loteprednol + Moxifloxacin combination?

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

  • Before using Loteprednol + Moxifloxacin combination, wash your eyes and hands. Instil 2 or 3 drops into the conjunctival sac of the eye.
  • Keep the eyes closed for at least 10 mins after instilling Loteprednol + Moxifloxacin combination eye drops.
  • To prevent contamination, do not touch the applicator tip to the eye surface. Keep the container closed.

What are the drugs that interact with Loteprednol + Moxifloxacin combination?

Drugs that interact with Loteprednol + Moxifloxacin combination include the following:

  • 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 + Moxifloxacin combination?

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

  • Eye discomfort or pain
  • Dry eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Burning sensation

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

  • Blurred vision
  • Redness of eye
  • Swelling of eye
  • Dizziness
  • Trouble breathing

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 + Moxifloxacin combination?

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

You are advised not to use Loteprednol + Moxifloxacin combination if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions about Loteprednol + Moxifloxacin combination

  1. Is it safe to use Loteprednol + Moxifloxacin combination for a prolonged duration?
  2. No, prolonged use of Loteprednol + Moxifloxacin combination may result in glaucoma. Thus, it is not advised to prolong the use of Loteprednol + Moxifloxacin combination.

  3. How should Loteprednol + Moxifloxacin combination be stored?
  4. Loteprednol + Moxifloxacin combination should be stored at controlled room temperature (20 – 30OC). Do not freeze.

  5. How long can I use Loteprednol + Moxifloxacin combination?
  6. It is advised to use Loteprednol + Moxifloxacin combination for the prescribed duration. Please consult your doctor if you have to discontinue Loteprednol + Moxifloxacin combination medication.

  7. Is it safe to alter the dose of Loteprednol + Moxifloxacin combination?
  8. No, altering the dose of Loteprednol + Moxifloxacin combination is not advised. Loteprednol + Moxifloxacin combination dose should be used as prescribed.

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

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