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With loteprednol, the dosage will vary depending on the medication used (either Alrex or Lotemax) and the severity of the eye problem. When treating eye allergies with Alrex, the recommended dose is one drop in the affected eye four times daily. For eye inflammation, the dosage for Lotemax eye drops is one to two drops into each affected eye four times daily.

An Introduction to Your Loteprednol Dosage

The dose of loteprednol etabonate (Alrex®, Lotemax®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on several factors, such as:
 
  • The medication used (Alrex or Lotemax)
  • The condition being treated
  • The severity of your eye condition
  • How you respond to the medication.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

Loteprednol Dosing for Lotemax

The recommended loteprednol 0.5% (Lotemax) dosage for treating inflammatory eye conditions is one or two drops into each affected eye four times daily. During the first week of treatment, your healthcare provider might recommend a higher dosage (up to one drop every hour) to help get the inflammation under control. If you do not see improvement within two days, check with your healthcare provider.
 
Loteprednol 0.5% drops, gel, and ointment are all used to treat postsurgical eye inflammation. For this use, the standard dose is one or two drops into each affected eye four times daily (or a half-inch ribbon four times daily, for the ointment). The medication is usually started 24 hours after surgery and continued for about two weeks.
 

Loteprednol Dosing for Alrex

The recommended dosage of the lower strength of loteprednol (0.2% Alrex) for treating eye allergy symptoms in adults is one drop in each affected eye four times a day.
 
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