Alrex (Loteprednol Etabonate)

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Loteprednol Etabonate (Generic alternate to Alrex) Generic

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Alrex is used to treat eye inflammation caused by allergies, such as swelling, redness, and itching. The active ingredient in Alrex is loteprednol etabonate. Loteprednol is a corticosteroid medication used to treat eye pain, redness, and swelling caused by certain eye conditions or surgery. It works by relieving symptoms such as swelling, redness, and itching.

Loteprednol is used for the short-term treatment of seasonal allergic eye symptoms caused by pollens (also known as seasonal allergic conjunctivitis), including redness, and itching in the eye. The drops work by reducing inflammation in the eye. If your symptoms do not improve after 2 days of using this medication, contact your doctor.

Uses and Dosage

Make sure to follow the instructions for using Alrex Eye Drops exactly as directed by your doctor. Typically, Alrex Eye Drops are prescribed to be used four times daily for up to 14 days. Do not change your dosage or length of treatment without consulting your doctor, as these will depend on your medical condition and your response to the treatment. Additionally, do not discontinue using these prescription eye drops suddenly, as this can potentially worsen your condition.

Here are the general steps for using Alrex Eye Drops:

  1. Before using Alrex Eye Drops, wash your hands thoroughly.
  2. Shake the bottle well before using it.
  3. Tilt your head back and pull down your lower eyelid to create a small pocket.
  4. Hold the dropper tip close to your eye without touching it.
  5. Squeeze one drop into your eye.
  6. Close your eye and gently press your finger against the inside corner of your eye for a few minutes to prevent the medication from draining out.
  7. Repeat these steps for any additional eye drops you need to use.

Side effect

Common Side Effects of Alrex (Loteprednol Etabonate):

  • Blurred vision
  • Dry or watery eyes
  • Eye pain
  • Feeling like something is in your eye
  • Headache
  • Mild stinging or burning in the eye upon application
  • Minor burning when using the eye drops
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Temporary blurred vision
  • Watery eyes
  • Your eyes may be more sensitive to light

Serious Side Effects of Alrex (Loteprednol Etabonate):

  • Crusting or drainage from the eye
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Eye discharge
  • Eye pain or swelling
  • Headache
  • Hives
  • Pain behind your eyes
  • Pain when using the eye drops
  • Persistent redness of the eye
  • Redness
  • Seeing halos around lights
  • Severe discomfort
  • Sudden vision changes
  • Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat,
  • Trouble closing your eye
  • Tunnel vision
  • Worsening redness or itching

Form and strength

Alrex (Loteprednol Etabonate) is available in the following forms and strength:

Alrex: Eye Drops

  • 0.2%


  • Do not use Alrex if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
  • Alrex is a corticosteroid medication, and prolonged use may increase the risk of eye infections. If you experience any signs of an eye infection while using Alrex, contact your doctor.
  • Long-term use of corticosteroid eye drops like Alrex may increase the risk of glaucoma and cataracts. Regular eye exams are recommended while using this medication.
  • Alrex may interact with other medications, inform your doctor of all medications you are taking.
  • Alrex may be harmful to unborn babies. Consult your doctor before using this medication if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
  • Alrex may be harmful to nursing babies. Consult your doctor before using this medication if you are breastfeeding.
  • Use Alrex with caution if you have a history of certain eye problems such as herpes infection of the eye or glaucoma.
  • Alrex may cause blurred vision, so avoid driving or operating heavy machinery until you know how it affects you.
  • Use Alrex exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use more or less than instructed.
  • Do not share your medication with others, even if they have similar symptoms. Alrex is a prescription medication and should only be used under the guidance of a healthcare professional.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is Alrex safe during pregnancy?

It is not known if Alrex is safe during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before using this medication if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

Can Alrex be used with other medications?

Alrex may be used alone or with other medications. Tell your doctor about any other medications you are taking before using Alrex.

How long can you use Alrex Eye Drops?

The usual course of treatment with Alrex is up to 14 days. Do not use Alrex for longer than prescribed by your doctor.

How should Alrex Eye Drops be stored?

Alrex should be stored at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Do not freeze.

What should I do if I miss a dose of Alrex?

If you miss a dose of Alrex, apply it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.


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Additional information

Generic name:

Loteprednol Etabonate


Eye Drops



Quantities Available:

5mL, 10mL


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