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.

Lotemax (Loteprednol)

Brand

Lotemax (Loteprednol)

Generic

Generic Equivalent - Lotemax (Loteprednol)

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    Description

    Lotemax Uses Eye Drops:

    Chemical Name: Loteprednol (low-TEH-PRED-nole)

    Lotemax (Loteprednol)

    Lotemax eye drops contain a substance called Loteprednol. This chemical belongs to the family of medicines known as corticosteroids, often simply known as steroids. The medication is used to treat different types of eye conditions such as conjunctivitis due to inflammation or injury. It may also be used after eye surgery for a short period of time. It helps relieve inflammation, redness and irritation, swelling, itching, and other similar symptoms in the eyes.

    You can purchase the medicine Lotemax from Canada Pharmacy.

    Directions

    Ensure that your hands are washed and free of any impurities before using the medication. Shake the bottle well before putting a drop into the eye and repeating the same in the other if required. You can be as frequent with the application as your doctor’s prescription. If you are using eye ointments as well, make sure you use eye drops first to let them enter the eyes before using the ointment.

    Ingredients

    Lotemax eye drops contain Loteprednol Etabonate 5 mg (0.5%) as well as edetate disodium, glycerin, povidone, purified water and tyloxapol.

    Hydrochloric acid or sodium hydroxide may be added to maintain the pH at around 5.5-5.6.

    Cautions

    The following need to be considered when using Loteprednol:

    • Remove eye contacts before using the eye drops.
    • Ensure a pause of about 15 minutes before putting contact lenses back on after the application.
    • Do not overdose as it can lead to severe side effects.
    • Do not put into mouth or nose.
    • Do not use the product if it is contaminated and turns a darker colour.
    • Not to be used by pregnant females without a doctor’s recommendation.
    • Not to be used by nursing mothers without a doctor’s recommendation.
    • May cause blurry vision, do not operate machinery or drive until you can see clearly.
    • Long-term use may increase the chances of cataracts or glaucoma.

    Side Effects

    All medications have side effects, but once the treatment is completed, these too stop. Some possible side effects of Lotemax generic are:

    • Burning or itching in the eye
    • Redness of the eyes
    • A runny nose
    • Blurred vision
    • A sore throat
    • Dry eyes
    • May cause an allergic reaction
    • A headache

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 5467

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