Alrex (Loteprednol Etabonate) is steroid eye drop medication used to treat inflammation caused by allergies, severe acne, shingles, iritis, or other conditions. The gel form is used to treat pain and swelling after eye surgery. The usual recommended start dose is 0.2%/5ml eye drops.
The brand Alrex is manufactured by Bausch & Lomb and currently comes from Canada. It may come from other international countries. Alrex is available in a 0.2%/5ml.
Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking Loteprednol Etabonate.
• Difficulty breathing;
• Swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat
Stop taking Alrex and call your doctor at once if you have one of these serious side effects:
• Eye pain or swelling;
• Pain behind your eye;
• Pain when using;
• Seeing halos around lights;
• Signs of eye infection
o Severe discomfort
• Sudden vision changes;
• Trouble closing your eyes;
• Tunnel vision;
• Worsening redness or itching;
Less serious side effects of Loteprednol Etabonate may include: minor burning of treated eye(s), blurred vision, dry or watery eyes, feeling like something is in the eye, sensitivity to light, headache, runny nose, or sore throat.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
Alrex should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. Talk to your doctor about your medical history to be sure you can safely take Alrex. In particular, let them know if you have ever had: glaucoma or cataracts/cataract surgery. You should not take Alrex if you are allergic to Loteprednol Etabonate or if you have an eye infection. It isn’t known how this medication might affect an unborn or nursing infant. You shouldn’t take Alrex while pregnant or nursing without discussing the risks with your doctor. This medication is not approved for anyone younger than 18 years of age. There may be an interaction between Alrex and other medications, though side effects are unlikely with eye medications. Talk to your doctor about any medications or herbal supplements you are currently taking.