Loteprednol is a pharmaceutical substance that belongs to the corticosteroid class of medications. Its CAS number is 129260-79-3. Loteprednol is commonly used for the treatment of various inflammatory eye conditions, such as postoperative inflammation, seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, and uveitis.
Loteprednol works by inhibiting the production of inflammation-causing substances in the body, thereby reducing swelling, redness, and itching in the eyes. It is available in the form of eye drops and ointments, which are applied directly to the affected eye(s).
This pharmaceutical substance has a relatively low risk of side effects compared to other corticosteroids. Common side effects may include temporary blurred vision, stinging or burning sensation upon application, and increased sensitivity to light. However, serious side effects such as eye infections or increased pressure in the eye may occur rarely but should be reported to a healthcare professional immediately.
Loteprednol is typically prescribed by an