Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
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. 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
- 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
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. It is not likely other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on Alomide ophthalmic. 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.
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.
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.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Alomide (Lodoxamide Tromethamine)
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.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Alomide (Lodoxamide Tromethamine)