Note: This document contains side effect information about loteprednol ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Lotemax.
Applies to loteprednol ophthalmic: ophthalmic gel/jelly, ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic suspension
Along with its needed effects, loteprednol ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Lotemax) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking loteprednol ophthalmic:
Incidence not known
Some side effects of loteprednol ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Applies to loteprednol ophthalmic: ophthalmic gel, ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic suspension
The most common reported side effects were anterior chamber inflammation, eye pain, and foreign body sensation.
Common (1% to 10%): Corneal defect, eye discharge, ocular discomfort, dry eye, epiphora, foreign body sensation in eyes, conjunctival hyperemia, ocular itching, burning on instillation
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Abnormal vision, blurring of vision, chemosis, conjunctivitis, conjunctival hyperemia, iritis, eye irritation, eye pain, conjunctival papillae, photophobia, uveitis, keratoconjunctivitis
Frequency not reported: Elevated intraocular pressure, optic nerve damage, visual acuity and field defects, posterior subcapsular cataract formation
Rare (less than 0.1%): Urticaria, rash, dry skin, eczema
Rare (less than 0.1%): Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting
Rare (less than 0.1%): Urinary tract infection, urethritis
Rare (less than 0.1%): Weight gain
Rare (less than 0.1%): Migraine, taste perversion, dizziness, paresthesia, tinnitus
Rare (less than 0.1%): Breast neoplasm
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Asthenia
Rare (less than 0.1%): Chills, fever, pain, face edema
Frequency not reported: Delayed wound healing
Rare (less than 0.1%): Nervousness
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Rhinitis, pharyngitis
Rare (less than 0.1%): Chest pain, cough
Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.
Source: Drugs.com Lotemax