By undergoing eye surgery,
you’ve made an important investment in your eyesight

Eye care after surgery is just as important as the surgery itself. Be sure to follow your doctor-recommended treatment plan after surgery. Here are a few things to remember if your doctor prescribed LOTEMAX® SM as part of your treatment plan:

Apply one drop of LOTEMAX® SM 3 times a day
No shaking is required
Do not wear contact lenses while your eyes are inflamed
Same amount of treatment in every drop

Important Instruction for Use

Turn the closed bottle upside down and shake once to fill bottle tip. No further shaking is required.

Please see Important Safety Information below.

At the pharmacy

If your doctor prescribes LOTEMAX® SM, it's important to continue with your treatment plan as prescribed. Make sure you receive LOTEMAX® SM at the pharmacy. Remember, there is no generic equivalent for LOTEMAX® SM.

If your pharmacist asks to substitute your LOTEMAX® SM prescription, contact your doctor.


LOTEMAX® SM (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic gel) 0.38% is used to treat inflammation and pain following eye surgery.

  • LOTEMAX® SM should not be used if you have an infection in your eye.
  • Before using LOTEMAX® SM, turn the closed bottle upside down and shake once to fill the bottle tip. Do not allow the dropper tip to touch any surface, as this may contaminate the gel.
  • Do not wear contact lenses when using LOTEMAX® SM when your eyes are inflamed.
  • Contact your doctor if pain develops or if redness, itching, or inflammation becomes aggravated or worsens.
  • If you use LOTEMAX® SM for longer than 10 days, your doctor should monitor pressure in your eye.
  • Medications such as LOTEMAX® SM may result in cataract formation, or may delay healing after cataract surgery.
  • There were no side effects related to LOTEMAX® SM that occurred in more than 1% of subjects dosed three times a day in the clinical studies compared to placebo.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Click here for full Prescribing Information for LOTEMAX® SM.