Alrex (Loteprednol)

Loteprednol is a type of topical corticosteroid medication that inhibits bodily processes that cause inflammation and swelling of the eye following surgery and infection.  Also, it relieves itching, redness, burning, and photophobia brought about by seasonal allergic conjunctivitis.  Its trade name, Alrex (loteprednol etabonate 0.2%) ophthalmic suspension, is approved for treatment of such eye allergies.  It takes only 2 hours after application to take effect with noticable improvement of the symptoms over a two-week treatment period.  Since the formulation is site-specific, the medication stays on the affected area long enough for it to activate the drug’s therapeutic properties but not long enough to produce any complicated side effects. 
It is a safe and effective allergy therapy that can be used four times a day or as needed to control the itching.

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