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User Reviews for Lotemax

Lotemax has an average rating of 6.7 out of 10 from a total of 14 ratings on Drugs.com. 57% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 29% reported a negative effect.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Postoperative Ocular Inflammation  
7.4
5 reviews 33 medications
Conjunctivitis  
4.0
3 reviews 30 medications
Iritis  
5.0
2 reviews 54 medications
Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis  
10.0
2 reviews 10 medications
Cyclitis  
10.0
1 reviews 9 medications
Keratitis  
5.0
1 reviews 106 medications
Summary of Lotemax reviews 6.7 14 reviews

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Reviews for Lotemax

T. Lee November 11, 2015

For Iritis: “I went to my doctor for general eye irritation and most likely an incorrect fitting of my current contacts which is causing eye irritation. I was prescribed Lotemax, 1 drop in each eye, 4 x day. Obviously Lotemax is a steriod. I have NO history of anxiety or mental illness. After first day I noticed I was having weird thoughts that I couldn't get out of my head. In the days that followed, I started to have SEVERE anxiety with full blown panic attacks. I was scared to be around my husband and my children worried that I might cause them harm or them harming themselves, or somehow being subjected to harm... my worst fear. I was manic with worry and paranoia and cried repeatedly. I stopped the meds and the symptoms started to disappear.”

1 / 10
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Eye pain April 9, 2012

For Postoperative Ocular Inflammation: “I am at a advanced stage of Keracotonus and can no longer see out of one eye. My eye hurts considerablely every morning but the Lotemax drops help with pain. The only side effect I had was a mild rash on chin.”

6 / 10
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Pam C. May 26, 2015

For Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis: “I was prescribed Lotemax for eye pain, burning, crying, itching and swelling of my eyes due to allergies. I felt IMMEDIATE RELIEF! The sclura (white of eye) felt comfortable instantly, I havent had any burning, itching or tearing in 5 days.....only draw back is its a steroid and can only used for 7 days..... :0(”

10 / 10
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J February 3, 2021

For Conjunctivitis: “I share the same experience as T-Lee below in 2015. I've never had any mental health problems, but after a week of taking Lotemax for dry eye & inflammation. I started to have dark thoughts which turned into extreme anxiety. When I say extreme, so extreme I thought the only way to end the episode was to harm myself. I luckily told those close to me what was happening and tried to work through each episode. I thought I was going insane, I even set up a course of anti anxiety medication and counselling with my GP. Until, my mum who was comforting me and helping me look after my children (because I couldn't) looked up the side effects of Lotemax and saw the reviews, most noteably the one from T.Lee. I was so relieved I wasn't going mad and now I have stopped the drops for 2 days the anxiety is fading. I also have a urinary tract infection, which when I checked is another side affect.”

1 / 10
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mygirlfriend January 13, 2016

For Conjunctivitis: “What a nightmare! I normally do not have adverse reactions to prescriptions, but I had such severe eye pain when using these drops that I had to be taken into the ER of Bascom Palmer Eye Hospital in Miami where it took multiple medical personnel a long time to even pry my eyes open--I was literally screaming in pain. If you've ever experienced kidney stones (I have) imagine that continuous sharp pain but all in your eyes. I thought I would never see again. This side effect of Map-Dot Corneal Dystrophy (Corneal Erosion Episode) from these drops is unbelievable Please do not use these drops if there is an alternative available to you. Ask your doctor to recommend something else. I have no problems with Tobradex, which is also a steroid drop.”

1 / 10
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Jim May 11, 2020

For Postoperative Ocular Inflammation: “My doctor originally prescribed Lotemax. I almost fell off the chair when I was told the price. I asked my doctor if he could prescribe Loteprednol Etabonate instread. He did and I was much happier with a $10 copay.”

10 / 10
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N_E May 3, 2015

For Iritis: “works very well to treat dry eyes. The out of pocket (and list-) price for 5 ml, 0.5% is outrageous $95/240. In Canada you get a list price for that same medicine (Lotemax 0.5%) of $ 109 for 15 ml (1/6 th)! Who's pocketing the difference?”

9 / 10
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Fernbern · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 17, 2015

For Postoperative Ocular Inflammation: “I was prescribed Lotemax following PRK surgery. I had no problems or side effects. My ophthalmologist said it was also useful for allergic reactions of the eye (painful swelling & burning). So I have continued to use it for that purpose. My only side effect is blurred vision for about 5 to 10 mins after I use it. Otherwise, this is a wonderful solution to inflammation and burning of the eye.”

10 / 10
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Blinded2 · Taken for 1 to 2 years August 15, 2019

For Postoperative Ocular Inflammation: “Used Lotemax and my optic nerve was damaged and now blind in the eye.”

1 / 10
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Chena · Taken for less than 1 month May 29, 2019

For Conjunctivitis: “Bottle is very difficult to open and you can waste some of the medication opening it. At the price it was I don't want to lose a drop”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month November 1, 2016

For Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis: “Started working within a day”

10 / 10
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Mona Lisa · Taken for less than 1 month May 3, 2017

For Cyclitis: “I had a blocked tear duct with inflammation and this worked almost instantly after trying other drops.”

10 / 10
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banta1974 · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 17, 2020

For Postoperative Ocular Inflammation: “They are easy to put in. Don't forget to shake the bottle before instilling the drop. I noticed my eye lashes lengthening with continued use.”

10 / 10
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JACK75 November 7, 2016

For Keratitis: “Ok stuff”

5 / 10
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