Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP Last updated on RxList: 12/13/2021
Alomide Side Effects Center

What Is Alomide?

Alomide (lodoxamide tromethamine ophthalmic solution) is a mast cell stabilizer, which is an allergy medication, used to treat seasonal eye allergy symptoms such as inflammation, itching, redness, and burning.

What Are Side Effects of Alomide?

Common side effects of Alomide include:

  • eye burning/stinging/discomfort/irritation
  • eye itching
  • eye redness or pain
  • feeling as if something is in the eye
  • dry nose
  • sneezing
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • blurred vision
  • watery eyes
  • dry eyes
  • sticky feeling in the eye
  • swollen or puffy eyelids
  • crusting in the corner of the eye or on the eyelid, or
  • drainage from your eyes

Dosage for Alomide

The dose of Alomide for adults and children greater than two years of age is one to two drops in each affected eye four times daily for up to 3 months.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Alomide?

It is not likely other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on Alomide ophthalmic.

Alomide During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Alomide should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Alomide (lodoxamide tromethamine) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe burning or stinging when you apply the eye drops;
  • severe eye discomfort;
  • ongoing burning or stinging; or
  • an appearance of blood inside your eye.

Common side effects may include:

  • eye itching, watering, pain, or redness;
  • blurred vision;
  • dry or watery eyes, crusting or drainage;
  • headache; or
  • feeling like something is in your eye.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Alomide (Lodoxamide Tromethamine)


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Alomide Professional Information


During clinical studies of ALOMIDE® (lodoxamide tromethamine ophthalmic solution) 0.1%, the most frequently reported ocular adverse experiences were transient burning, stinging, or discomfort upon instillation, which occurred in approximately 15% of the subjects. Other ocular events occurring in 1 to 5% of the subjects included ocular itching/pruritus, blurred vision, dry eye, tearing/discharge, hyperemia, crystalline deposits, and foreign body sensation. Events that occurred in less than 1% of the subjects included corneal erosion/ulcer, scales on lid/lash, eye pain, ocular edema/swelling, ocular warming sensation, ocular fatigue, chemosis, corneal abrasion, anterior chamber cells, keratopathy/keratitis, blepharitis, allergy, sticky sensation, and epitheliopathy.

Nonocular events reported were headache (1.5%) and (at less than 1%) heat sensation, dizziness, somnolence, nausea, stomach discomfort, sneezing, dry nose, and rash.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Alomide (Lodoxamide Tromethamine)

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