Lotemax vs Zylet

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This medication is used to treat eye inflammation and pain after eye surgery. Loteprednol works by relieving symptoms such as swelling, redness, and itching. It belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids.This medication is used to treat conditions involving swelling (inflammation) of the eyes and to treat or prevent bacterial eye infections. This product contains tobramycin, an antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of bacteria. It also contains loteprednol, an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid that works by reducing swelling, redness, and itching. This medication treats/prevents only bacterial eye infections. It will not work for other types of eye infections and may worsen them (e.g., infections caused by viruses, fungi, mycobacteria). Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
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GPC sufferer | 22.09.12
I was prescribed Lotemax .5 to treat Giant Papillary Conjuntivitis (GPC). The dosage is 4x's daily for 5 days, then 2x's daily for 5 days. Yesterday 9/1/2012 was my first day using and only instilled 3x's since I filled the Rx in late afternoon. When I woke in the morning my left eyelid was swelled so bad and I am wondering if this is a sign that the meds are working? The left eyelid is the one suffering more severely with GPC, the right lid just had the normal puffiness that I've been experiencing, so I would expect that if I was allergic to this med, that both lids would have swelled the same. I've also been prescribed Patanol which was started on 8/27/2012 - instill 2x's daily and was told to continue with both meds to try and knock this out. I've instilled the Patanol to see if it would take the swelling down since it is an antihistimine-after about 20 mins it appears to have helped a bit. I am going to wait another hr or so to see if the swelling subsides before taking the Lotemax. My GPC was diagnosed on 8/27/12, however I suspect this started about 4 wks prior to that and was initially prescribed Vigamox to treat pink-eye. It wasn't until 8/27 that the Dr flipped my eyelid to discover GPC was present. My vision remains unaffected through all this, the eyelids are the main issue with swelling and itchiness. Discharge is minimal. I've discontinued using my contacts since 8/27. This is my first episode ever with GPC. I will update on my progress with Lotemax - however, so far, not impressed - I guess I was hoping for an overnight miracle instead of a left eyelid almost swelled shut.
bikeboy | 11.12.11
It works great, but $305 for a 15ml bottle? That's not just unconscionable, but ought to be criminal! It probably cost them $5 to make it, and of course there is no generic. They should be thrown in prison.
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PhillyEye | 29.01.13
I was prescribed this medicine for a contact abrasion on my eye. I developed severe pain in my eye when taking it during the 5 days I was instructed to. The pain lasted over a month and I went to a different doctor for an evaluation. He said my eyes were healthy and could not explain the pain. I finally brought the medicine to my allergist, who does NAET. He tested me and I was found to be very allergic to the drug. He was able to clear my allergy to it and ease the pain. I would not advise taking this medicine, as the benefits are not worth the possible chronic head pain.
roseykat | 03.06.11
started using this for allergic scleritis after lotemax did not work. noticed improvement immediately. have had some excessive tearing, but as I have dry-eye syndrome, I don't really mind.