Buy Lotemax Eye Drops from Canadian & International Pharmacies
Lotemax Eye Drops (Loteprednol Etabonate)and/or alternatives
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Product of United Kingdom. Shipped from United KingdomRxPrescription Required
Lotemax 0.5% is also available from CanadaLotemax 0.5% from $5.67 USD/mlLotemax 0.5%
Manufactured by: Bausch & Lomb Pharma.
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Loteprednol Etabonate 0.5% from $3.13 USD/mlLoteprednol Etabonate 0.5%
Generic Alternative to Lotemax Eye Drops
Marketed as L-Pred Eye Drops in India
Manufactured by: Allergan
Product of India. Shipped from IndiaRxPrescription Required
Basic Information on Lotemax Eye Drops
Lotemax eye drops are used for treating irritation in the eyes. These eye drops are also useful for treating itching, swelling or redness of the eyes. The Lotemax drug is also used in the treatment of viral or bacterial infections, allergies or surgeries. This medicine consists of an ophthalmic corticosteroid. Some medical conditions may interact with this medicine; therefore tell your health care provider if you have any allergies to medicine or any other substance. Also if you wear contact lenses, mention it to your doctor or pharmacist. Similar precautions should be taken if you ever had suffered from herpes simplex of the eye. Patients suffering from diabetes or thinning of the cornea also need to be vigilant about using these eye drops.
Precautions / Side Effects for Lotemax Eye Drops
Generic or brand Lotemax eye drops may cause dry or swollen eyes. You may also suffer from blurred vision and headache after using this medicine. In some cases, this medicine renders eyes more sensitive to light. You should seek immediate medical attention if you get any symptoms of swelling or change in vision. These eye drops contain Loteprednol as its main ingredient. This substance may cause eye pain and delay in healing in some cases. Also be careful if you have any allergies to this substance.
If you do not see any improvement in your condition within 2 days of using this eye drops, then consult your doctor. If you have used Loteprednol for more than 10 days then you should get your eyes checked. The drops should be used sparingly in children. Generic or brand Lotemax may get absorbed by soft contact lenses, therefore avoid using soft contact lenses while using these drops.
Lotemax Eye Drops Dosage
It is generally advised to administer one to two drops of Lotemax eye drop into the conjunctival sac of the eye or eyes. The drops need to be administered four times a day. The treatment should not be stopped without doctor’s consultation. The drug is also used for soothing post operative inflammation. The eye drops are supplied in a plastic bottle. This bottle comes with a controlled drop tip. If you miss a dose of the drops, take it as soon as possible, however if you are already close to your next dosage then you should skip the missed dose. Avoid touching the tip of the applicator as this may contaminate the solution.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.