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What Is Alrex Used For?

what is alrex used for

What is alrex used for? Alrex is a medication that temporarily relieves symptoms of seasonal allergies of the eyes, such as swelling, redness, and itching. With the generic name Loteprednol, Alrex belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids.

Alrex is used to treat seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, also known as seasonal allergic conjunctivitis. Typically, it is characterized by irritation and redness of the eyes. Moreover, the drops act by lessening eye irritation. Contact your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after two days of using this medication.

Alrex Dosage

Alrex 0.2% eye drops are typically used four times daily for up to 14 days, with one drop administered into the afflicted eye or eyes.

The dosage of a medication that a person needs might vary depending on several factors, including body weight, other medical conditions, and other drugs.

How Do I Administer Alrex?

Shake the eye drop bottle vigorously before usage. Then,  wash your hands well with soap and warm water before applying the eye drops to your eyes. Do not let the dropper’s tip touch your eyes, fingers, or any other surface.

Wait at least ten minutes before administering any other drugs to the eyes. Instill the drops into the eye(s) if you wear soft contact lenses, and then wait 10 to 15 minutes before putting them in.

It is crucial to take this medication strictly, as your doctor has advised. If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a second one to make up for a missing dose. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure what to do after missing a dose.


There are several alternative drugs that you can choose aside from Alrex. The following are some of Alrex alternatives you can use:

  • Eysuvis
  • Inveltys
  • Lotemax
  • Lotemax SM


Alrex Side Effects

The active ingredient in Alrex, loteprednol ophthalmic, may also induce some side effects. Even though not all of these side effects are likely to occur, you may need medical attention from your doctor if they do.

More typical side effects:

  • vision blurriness or a change in vision
  • eye redness or swelling
  • sensitivity to light
  • swelling of the membrane lining the eye’s white area


Less frequent side effects:

  • reduced vision
  • fluid coming from the eye
  • discomfort, itchiness, or pain in the eyes
  • eyelid redness or the inner lining of the eyelid
  • small bumps on the eyelid’s inner lining


Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking Alrex.

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