Lodoxamide (Into the eye)
Treats certain kinds of eye disorders caused by allergies.
AlomideThere may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to lodoxamide or to benzalkonium chloride.
How to Use This Medicine:
- Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. This medicine is not for long-term use.
- Wash your hands before and after using the medicine.
- This medicine has an ingredient that may coat soft contact lenses. If you wear contact lenses, you may need to take them out while using these eye drops. Ask your doctor about this.
- Shake the eye drops well just before each use.
- Lie down or tilt your head back. With your index finger, pull down the lower lid of your eye to form a pocket.
- To use the eye drops: Hold the dropper close to your eye with the other hand. Drop the correct number of drops into the pocket made between your lower lid and eyeball. Gently close your eyes. Place your index finger over the inner corner of your eye for 1 minute. Do not rinse or wipe the dropper or allow it to touch anything, including your eye. Put the cap on the bottle right away.
- Never share your medicine with anyone.
If a dose is missed:
- If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
- Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:
- Keep the bottle upright when you are not using it.
- Store the medicine at room temperature, away from heat and direct light.
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Talk with your doctor before using other eye medicines while you are using lodoxamide.
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk with your doctor before using this medicine.
- Tell your doctor if you get an eye infection, have an eye injury, or have eye surgery while being treated with this medicine. You may need to get a new bottle of the eye drops to help prevent an eye infection.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Red, painful, or swollen eyelids
- Eye pain
- Rash or hives
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Burning or stinging in your eyes that does not stop
- Eye itching
- Dry eyes, watery eyes
- Blurred vision
- White crusting or flakes in the corners of your eye
- Feeling as if something is in your eye
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
Last Updated: 1/4/2011
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