Active Ingredient(s): Loteprednol
FDA Approved: * March 9, 1998
Pharm Company: * BAUSCH AND LOMB
Category: Allergies, Cough & Cold

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Alrex Overview

Loteprednol (as the ester loteprednol etabonate) is a corticosteroid used to treat inflammations of the eye. It is marketed by Bausch and Lomb as Lotemax[1] and Loterex. It was patented in 1980 and approved for medical use in 1998.[2] Contents 1 Medical uses 2 Contraindications 3 Adverse effects 4 Interactions 5 Pharmacology 5.1 Mechanism of action 5.2 Pharmacokinetics 5.3 Retrometabolic drug design 6 Chemistry 6.1 Chemical synthesis 7 References 8 Furt...

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I was given alrex yesterday for eye inflammation. Had 2 doses yesterday and eye does not feel any better, Does it take a few days to get relief? Last time I used this medicine I had much relief after initial dose. Still very uncomfortable. Thank you ## Hi I finally got relief on the 3rd day, eye doctor said it could take 3-4 days to get relief. ## Hello, Debbie! How are you? I'm glad that is started working for you. And yes, it is normal for it to sometimes take a few days to get relief, depending on the severity of the issue being treated. The FDA lists these drops as being most commonly used to treat allergy symptoms and those can sometimes be pretty bad. Typical side effects may possibly include blurred vision, dry eyes, headache, increased tearing and eye discharge. Is there any...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Gel: 0.38%, 0.5%
  • Ointment: 0.5%
  • Suspension: 0.2%, 0.5%
  • Suspension/drops: 0.2%, 0.20%, 0.25%, 0.5%, 0.50%, 1%
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Alrex: (3 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 16590-007 Alrex 2 mg/ml Ophthalmic Suspension/ Drops by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 24208-353 Alrex 2 mg/ml Ophthalmic Suspension/ Drops by Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
  • 54868-4277 Alrex 2 mg/ml Ophthalmic Suspension/ Drops by Physicians Total Care, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Loteprednol or a similar ingredient: (7 results)