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Lodoxamide ophthalmic

Generic name: lodoxamide ophthalmic [loe-DOX-a-mide-off-THAL-mik]
Brand name: Alomide
Ophthalmic solution (0.1%)
Class of drugs: ophthalmic decongestants and antihistamines

What is Lodoxamide Ophthalmic?

The ophthalmic form of lodoxamide is used for the treatment of allergy-related eye symptoms such as itching, redness, and burning.Lodoxamide can be used by adults and children over 2 years of age.Lodoxamide ophthalmic can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Lodoxamide Ophthalmic

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: difficulty breathing, hives, swelling of your lips, face, tongue, or throat.

Lodoxamide ophthalmic can cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • When you apply eye drops, it may cause severe burning or stinging.
  • Severe eye discomfort;
  • Burning or stinging for a long time;
  • Blood inside the eye.

Lodoxamide ophthalmic side effects include:

  • Eye itching, eye watering, pain, or redness
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry or watery eyes, crusting, or drainage
  • Headache
  • You may feel something inside your eyes

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. To report adverse effects, you can contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar/related drugs

prednisone, diclofenac ophthalmic, dexamethasone ophthalmic, triamcinolone, ceftriaxone, prednisolone for ophthalmic use, and decadron


Do not use it other than as directed. Inform your doctor of any other medications you are taking or if you have allergies or other medical conditions.

Before you take this drug

If you have an allergy to lodoxamide, do not use the ophthalmic form of lodoxamide.Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing.

How to take Lodoxamide Ophthalmic?

Read all instructions or guides that come with your medication and follow all instructions on the label. Follow the directions on the label.Use only when wearing soft lenses. This medicine contains a preservative that could permanently stain lenses. Wait 15 minutes or more before inserting contact lenses.Before using eye medications, wash your hands.Be sure to shake the eye drops well before using them.Apply the eye drops by pulling down your lower lid to create a pocket. Squeeze a few drops into this pocket. For a few minutes, close your eyes.Only use the number of drops prescribed.Wait 10 minutes after using the first eye drop before using another.Do not touch the dropper tip or place it on the eye. A contaminated dropper may cause serious vision problems and infection of your eye.Lodoxamide ophthalmic may be required for 3 months at certain times of the calendar year. Don't forget to listen to your doctor.Store away from heat and moisture at a cool temperature. When not in use, keep the bottle tightly shut.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Skip the missed dose if you're almost due to take your next dose. Never take two doses of the same medicine at once.

What happens if I overdose?

If anyone accidentally swallows the medicine, seek emergency medical care or call Poison Help at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

You should only use eye drops prescribed by your doctor.

Interaction with other drug

Other drugs that you take are unlikely to affect the medicine used on your eyes. Many drugs can interact. Inform your doctor of all the medications you are taking, including over-the-counter and prescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal remedies.