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Alomide Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is lodoxamide ophthalmic (Alomide)?
- What are the possible side effects of lodoxamide ophthalmic (Alomide)?
- What is the most important information I should know about lodoxamide ophthalmic (Alomide)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using lodoxamide ophthalmic (Alomide)?
- How should I use lodoxamide ophthalmic (Alomide)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Alomide)?
- What happens if I overdose (Alomide)?
- What should I avoid while using lodoxamide ophthalmic (Alomide)?
- What other drugs will affect lodoxamide ophthalmic (Alomide)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using lodoxamide ophthalmic (Alomide)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to lodoxamide.
FDA pregnancy category B. Lodoxamide is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether lodoxamide passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use lodoxamide ophthalmic (Alomide)?
Use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
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.
Wash your hands before using the eye drops.
To apply the eye drops:
- Tilt your head back slightly and pull down your lower eyelid to create a small pocket. Hold the dropper above the eye with the dropper tip down. Look up and away from the dropper as you squeeze out a drop, then close your eye.
- Gently press your finger to the inside corner of the eye (near your nose) for about 1 minute to keep the liquid from draining into your tear duct. If you use more than one drop in the same eye, wait about 5 minutes before putting in the next drop.
- 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 the eye drops if the liquid has changed colors or has particles in it. Call your doctor for a new prescription.
Store the drops at cool room temperature away from heat and moisture. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.
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