Alrex Eye Drops - Effective Dry Eye Relief?Loteprednol ophthalmic (for the eye) is used to treat eye swelling caused by surgery, infection, allergies, and other conditions.
Loteprednol 0.2% eye drops belong to the class of medications called corticosteroids. They are 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.
How should I use this medication?The usual dose of loteprednol 0.2% eye drops is one drop into the affected eye(s) 4 times daily for up to 14 days.
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What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.