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Brand Names: Alomide

Generic Name: lodoxamide ophthalmic (Pronunciation: loe DOX a mide)

What is lodoxamide ophthalmic (Alomide)?

Lodoxamide is an allergy medication. It inhibits processes in the body that cause allergic symptoms in response to allergy-causing substances.

Lodoxamide ophthalmic (for the eyes) is used to treat seasonal eye symptoms such as inflammation, itching, redness, and burning.

Lodoxamide ophthalmic may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of lodoxamide ophthalmic (Alomide)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using lodoxamide and call your doctor at once if you have severe burning or stinging when you apply the eye drops, or for long periods of time after using the drops.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild burning, stinging, or eye irritation;
  • eye itching, watering, pain, or redness;
  • blurred vision;
  • dry eyes;
  • swollen or puffy eye lids;
  • feeling that something is in your eye; or
  • crusting or drainage from your eyes.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about lodoxamide ophthalmic (Alomide)?

Do not allow the dropper tip to touch any surface, including the eyes or hands. If the dropper becomes contaminated it could cause an infection in your eye, which can lead to vision loss or serious damage to the eye.

Do not use lodoxamide while you are wearing contact lenses. This medication may contain a preservative that can be absorbed by soft contact lenses and cause discoloration. Wait at least 15 minutes after using lodoxamide before putting your contact lenses in.

Stop using lodoxamide and call your doctor at once if you have severe burning or stinging when you apply the eye drops, or for long periods of time after using the drops.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

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

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