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Some of the most common loteprednol side effects include eye discharge, itching, and redness. In most cases, reactions to these eye medications are usually minor and do not require medical attention. However, there are some potentially serious problems that should be reported to a healthcare provider right away, such as eye infections or difficulty breathing.
An Introduction to Loteprednol Side EffectsAs with any medicine, loteprednol etabonate (Alrex®, Lotemax®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. Most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
Serious Side Effects of LoteprednolSome side effects with this medicine, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- Glaucoma and high pressure within the eye, which can cause permanent damage
- Eye infections (as steroids can suppress the immune system)
- Perforation of the eye (in people who have a thinning of the eye surface due to certain diseases)
- Signs of an allergic reaction to the medication, such as:
- An unexplained rash or hives
- Itching (more than the usual itching related to eye allergies)
- Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
- Wheezing or difficulty breathing.