Lotemax and Alcohol Interaction

Lotemax and Alcohol

Lotemax Corticosteroid Eye Drops are used to treat inflammation in Dry Eye Disease which are inflammatory conditions of the conjunctive, cornea and anterior segment of the eye. It is not to be used for most viral and fungal diseases of the cornea and conjunctive.

This drug is used in dry eye syndrome to decrease and eliminate inflammation of the ocular surface caused by hyperosmolarity of the tears. The inflammation must first be brought under control before any other treatment can be effective.

It is suggested moderate alcohol consumption only while using this drug.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

Before using Lotemax advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are using dietary or herbal supplements, are pregnant, plan to be or are breastfeeding.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are blurred vision, discharge, dry eyes, eye redness, eye or eyelid sewlling, foreign body sensation, headache, increase in tearing, itching, runny nose, light sensitive, sore throat, stinging in the eye. If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are severe allergic reaction such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, tightness in the chest, vision changes, worsening itching, delayed healing after surgery, eye pain, severe redness or swelling. If these occur get emergency medical help.

This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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