Alomide

(lodoxamide)

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Treats irritated eyes.

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Alomide (lodoxamide) is good at treating the irritation of your eye causes by allergies. It can initially cause eye swelling and burning, but these effects should stop over time.

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Quick facts about Alomide
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Alomide (lodoxamide) is effective at treating swelling of the eye.
  • It is usually well tolerated and most people will only experience mild and temporary side effects like burning and stinging in the eyes.
  • Since you apply Alomide (lodoxamide) directly to the eye(s), there are minimal systemic side effects.
  • There are no dose adjustments required if you have kidney or liver problems.
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Downsides

  • Alomide (lodoxamide) usually has to be administered 4 times a day and may have to be used for up to 3 months before having full effect.
  • It isn't available as a cheaper, generic form compared to alternatives.
  • Shouldn't be used in children less than 2 years of age.
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How it works

Alomide (lodoxamide) works to stabilize your mast cells which are involved in the allergic reaction response. This results in prevention and control of allergic symptoms.

Quick facts about Alomide
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Used for

  • Allergy-related itchy eyes

Dosage forms

  • Eye drops
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What to expect when you take Alomide (lodoxamide) for Allergy-related itchy eyes

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  • Possible side effects
  • Eye burning
  • Eye stinging
  • Discomfort upon administration
  • Eye itching
  • Eye redness
  • Eye dryness
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Side effect rates for Alomide (lodoxamide)

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Risks and Warnings for Alomide (lodoxamide)

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  • Only use Alomide (lodoxamide) for treating your condition in the eyes. Don't use it for other parts of your body.

Common concerns from people taking Alomide (lodoxamide)

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Kidneys and liver
  • There are no dose adjustments required if you have kidney or liver problems.