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Lotemax (Loteprednol)

Prescription medicineOnly Available By Prescription

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We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

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  • We will only match the current advertised price.
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What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Lotemax is a prescription eye gel that your doctor may prescribe if you have eye surgery. After surgery, the tissue heals by activating an immune response. The immune response is natural and may cause swelling, redness, and irritation at the site.

Lotemax contains a corticosteroid, which is a class of medications that reduce the effects of the immune system. Corticosteroids reduce signal molecules that the immune system uses and consequently lowers inflammation, swelling, redness, and itchiness. Lotemax also reduces the risk of scarring.

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Routes of administration

Eye drops


Apply one to two drops of Lotemax into the conjunctival sac of the eye four times daily for as long as prescribed by the doctor. Typically, Lotemax starts the day of surgery and continues for at least two weeks. 


The active ingredient in Lotemax is loteprednol.


There are no known significant interactions.

Using Lotemax at the same time as another eye medication can reduce the absorption of both of the medications. 


Do not touch the tip of the dropper to the eye, as this can cause an eye infection.

Prolonged use can increase the risk of developing glaucoma.

Tell your doctor if you have a history of cataracts.

Using Lotemax for longer than prescribed can increase the risk of bacterial, viral, and fungal infections.

Side Effects

Common adverse reactions to this drug may include:

  • Anterior Chamber Inflammation
  • Application Site Burning
  • Application Site Pain
  • Blurred Vision
  • Chemosis
  • Conjunctival Hyperemia
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Corneal Changes
  • Corneal Edema
  • Epiphora
  • Erythema Of Eyelid
  • Eye Discharge
  • Eye Discomfort
  • Eye Irritation
  • Eye Pain
  • Eye Pruritus
  • Foreign Body Sensation Of Eye
  • Headache
  • Increased Intraocular Pressure
  • Injected Sclera
  • Keratoconjunctivitis
  • Papilla
  • Pharyngitis
  • Photophobia
  • Rhinitis
  • Secondary Cataract
  • Uveitis
  • Visual Disturbance
  • Xerophthalmia

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any of the above while taking this drug. 


Lotemax [package insert]. Tampa, FL: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated; 1998.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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