LOTEMAX SM (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic gel) 0.38%


LOTEMAX SM (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic gel) 0.38% is used to treat inflammation and pain following eye surgery.


  • LOTEMAX SM should not be used if you have an infection in your eye.

  • Before using LOTEMAX SM, turn the closed bottle upside down and shake once to fill the bottle tip. Do not allow the dropper tip to touch any surface, as this may contaminate the gel.

  • Do not wear contact lenses when using LOTEMAX SM when your eyes are inflamed.

  • Contact your doctor if pain develops or if redness, itching, or inflammation becomes aggravated or worsens.

  • If you use LOTEMAX SM for longer than 10 days, your doctor should monitor pressure in your eye.

  • Medications such as LOTEMAX SM may result in cataract formation, or may delay healing after cataract surgery.

  • There were no side effects related to LOTEMAX SM that occurred in more than 1% of subjects dosed three times a day in the clinical studies compared to placebo.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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