Alomide

DRUG DESCRIPTION

ALOMIDE® (lodoxamide tromethamine ophthalmic solution) 0.1% is a sterile ophthalmic solution containing the mast cell stabilizer lodoxamide tromethamine for topical administration to the eyes. Lodoxamide tromethamine is a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder with a molecular weight of 553.91. The chemical structure is presented below:

Structural Formula

ALOMIDE® (lodoxamide tromethamine) Structural Formula Illustration

Chemical Name

N,N'-(2-chloro-5-cyano-m-phenylene)dioxamic acid tromethamine salt

Molecular Formula: C19H28O12N5Cl

Each mL of ALOMIDE® (lodoxamide tromethamine ophthalmic solution) 0.1% contains: Active: 1.78 mg lodoxamide tromethamine equivalent to 1 mg lodoxamide. Preservative: benzalkonium chloride 0.007%. Inactive: mannitol, hypromellose 2910, sodium citrate, citric acid, edetate disodium, tyloxapol, hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide (adjust pH), and purified water.

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...

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What are the precautions when taking lodoxamide tromethamine (Alomide)?

Before using lodoxamide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as preservatives like benzalkonium chloride), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.

After you apply this drug, your vision may become temporarily blurred. Also, this drug may rarely make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss...

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Alomide Consumer (continued)

SIDE EFFECTS: Eye burning/stinging/discomfort, feeling as if something is in your eye, dry nose, sneezing, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, watery eyes, dry eyes, sticky feeling in the eye, or crusting in the corner of the eye or on the eyelid may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: eye pain, swelling in or around the eyes, warm feeling in the eye, vision changes.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before using lodoxamide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as preservatives like benzalkonium chloride), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.

After you apply this drug, your vision may become temporarily blurred. Also, this drug may rarely make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.


Alomide Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Alomide

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

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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.

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