Generic Name and Formulations:
Loteprednol etabonate 0.2%; oph susp; contains benzalkonium chloride.
Bausch & Lomb Inc.
Indications for ALREX:
Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis.
1 drop into affected eye(s) 4 times daily.
Ocular fungal, viral, or mycobacterial infections.
Reevaluate if no improvement after 2 days. Prescribe initially and renew after 14 days only after appropriate exam. Corneal or scleral thinning. Glaucoma. History of herpes simplex. Monitor IOP and for secondary infections in prolonged therapy (>10 days). Avoid abrupt cessation. Soft contact lenses (remove, may reinsert 10 minutes after instillation). Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.
Local reactions (eg, blurred vision, burning, itching, dry eye), photophobia, headache, rhinitis, pharyngitis. May mask or exacerbate ocular infections. Prolonged use may increase: IOP, optic nerve damage, visual acuity and field defects, cataract formation, corneal perforation.