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Formulation : Eye Drops
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Alrex
Dosage: 0.20%
Quantity: 5mL
Price: $62.62
Alrex
Dosage: 0.20%
Quantity: 10mL
Price: $116.15

Description

What is Alrex 

Loteprednol etabonate is the active ingredient of Alrex, an ophthalmic corticosteroid that is used in temporarily relieving seasonal conjunctivitis. It is an ocular allergy related to pollen season with dominant itching symptoms and watery or mucus discharge, burning, and redness. This eye drop suspension reduces inflammation in the eyes. 

Alrex Dosage 

Alrex eye drops over the counter are not available; this is a prescription drug based on the patient’s medical condition. It is available in a plastic bottle with a controlled tip in 5ml containing 0.2% of the active ingredient applied four times a day. Shake the bottle and wash your hand before use, avoid touching the tip of the dropper or letting it touch your eyes or any surface, tilt your head, pull the eyelids and allow one drop to fall, look down, close the eyes, put your fingers in the corner of the eyes near the nose, and gently put pressure to prevent draining the medicine. Be careful not to blink or rub your eyes; repeat the process on the other eye if prescribed and if more than one drop is required.  

The amount and length of medication will be advised by your doctor or pharmacist based on response to treatment; For best result, the eye drop should be applied at the same time every day; if a dose is missed, skip it and resume the next schedule; do not use two drops at once to make up the missed dose; double dosing is discouraged. If using other eye drops or ointment, allow a 5 to 10 minutes interval before applying another drop to make sure that the first drop is not washed out; use the eye drop first before the ointment to allow the drug to be absorbed. Before using this eye drop, make sure to tell your doctor all the other medicines, supplements, and vitamins you are taking to avoid drug interactions. 

Alrex Side Effects 

This medication may cause 1 to 2 minutes of burning or stinging in the eyes, as well as temporary blurred vision when this medication is applied; if it persists or worsens, tell your doctor promptly. Take note that the side effects listed here are not the complete lists. 

Serious side effects may also occur; tell your doctor right away if any of the listed below is experienced: 

  • Eye pain
  • Vision problem
  • Headache
  • Dizziness 

Get medical help right away if a severe allergic reaction occurs with symptoms of rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, and troubled breathing. 

When corticosteroids are used long-term, such as this drug, they can cause fungal infections or glaucoma, leading to optic nerve damage and reduced field vision and acuity. Monitor IOP intraocular pressure if this medication is used for more than ten days. 

This drug is contraindicated in cases of viral infections of the cornea and conjunctiva, such as herpes simplex keratitis dendritic, vaccinia and varicella, and mycobacterial infection. 

Alrex vs Lotemax 

Both medications contain loteprednol etabonate as the active ingredient; they are both used as a temporary relief for seasonal conjunctivitis, but Lotemax can also treat inflammation and pain after surgery. Alrex is an ophthalmic suspension drop containing 0.2% of the active ingredient usually prescribed in one drop, while Lotemax is available in suspension, gel, and ointment with 0.5% of the active ingredient usually prescribed in one to two drops. Lotemax is more expensive and twice more potent than Alrex, but your doctor will help you choose which one is better for your condition. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

-Can I wear a contact lens while on Alrex medication? 

Patients with red eyes are not allowed to wear contact lenses, but if your doctor allows them, you can wear them, just remove them when applying the eye drop and allow 10 to 15 minutes before placing it back. 

-How will I know if the eye drop is contaminated? 

Check the eye drop condition every time before using it; if it turns to dark color, do not use it to avoid infection. 

-Can I stop using Alrex when symptoms are gone? 

Do not stop taking this medication without your doctor’s advice, for it may worsen the condition; the dose should be gradually decreased before the stop of use. 

-Is Alrex safe for pregnancy? 

This medication should only be used if the risks and benefits are discussed with your doctor; it is still unknown if this medicine passes through breast milk. 

-How long before Alrex starts to work? 

After two hours of application, this medicine starts to reduce itchiness and will continue to work if used correctly for the entire treatment period. 

-Is there a generic for Alrex? 

None; as of the moment, there is no therapeutically equivalent version of this medication available.  

Additional information

Drug Name:

Alrex

Scientific Name:

Loteprednol Etabonate

Other Names:

Alrex

Strength(s):

0.20%

Quantities Available:

5mL, 10mL

Formulation:

Eye Drops