Alomide

Generic Name: Lodoxamide

  • What is Alomide?

    Alomide is an eye drop medicine used to treat inflammatory disorders of your eye, such as conjunctivitis ("pink eye").

  • What is the most important information I should know about Alomide?

    Alomide is for use in your eyes only.

    Alomide contains a preservative, benzalkonium chloride. Do not wear soft contact lenses during treatment with Alomide.

    You can experience a transient burning or stinging upon applying Alomide in your eye. Tell your doctor if these symptoms persist.

  • Who should not take Alomide?

    Do not use Alomide if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Alomide?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Alomide. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults and children >2 years: Apply 1-2 drops into the affected eye(s) 4 times a day for up to 3 months.

  • How should I take Alomide?

    Apply Alomide exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

  • What should I avoid while taking Alomide?

    Do not allow the dropper tip of the bottle to touch any surface, as this can contaminate Alomide.

    Do not wear soft contact lenses during treatment with Alomide.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Alomide?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Alomide at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Alomide?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: blurred vision, burning or stinging of your eye, discomfort upon applying, dry eye, eye itching, foreign body sensation, headache, red eye, secretion of tears or discharge

  • Can I receive Alomide if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Alomide during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Alomide?

    If you miss a dose of Alomide, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Alomide?

    Store at room temperature.