Alomide

1 What is Alomide?

Brand: Alomide

Generic: Lodoxamide ophthalmic

Alomide is used in the eye to treat certain disorders caused by allergies. It works by acting on mast cells to prevent them from releasing substances that cause allergic reactions.

This medication is only available with your doctor’s prescription.

This medication is available in the following forms:

  • Solution

2 What To Know Before Using

As with all medicines, the risks of using Alomide must be compared to how much this medication will help you. This is a decision that you and your doctor will make together.

For this medication, there are many things that need to be considered:

  • AllergiesInform your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to Doxorubicin or to any other medications. It is also important to inform your doctor of any non-medicine allergies such as foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. 
  • Pediatric: No appropriate studies have been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of this medication in children. Safety and efficacy have not been established.
  • Geriatric: No appropriate studies have been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of this medication in the elderly. Safety and efficacy have not been established.
  • Drug Interactions: Certain medications should not be used together. However, in certain cases, two medications may be used together, even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change your dose or take other precautions. When taking this medication, it is important that you inform your doctor if you are taking any prescription or over the counter medications.
  • Other Interactions: Certain medications should not be used while eating, or while eating certain foods in case of negative interactions. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medications may also cause negative interactions. Talk with your doctor about the use of your medication with food, alcohol or tobacco.
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3 Proper Usage

Dosing

Different patients will be given a different dose of Alomide based on the strength of the medication. The number of doses you take each day, the time between doses and the length of time you take this medication depends on the reason you are taking this medication.

The following information only includes the average dose of this medication. If your dose is different, do not change it without first speaking to your doctor.

  • Wash your hands.
  • Tilt your head back and press your lower finger gently just beneath the lower eyelid.
  • Pull the lower eyelid away from the eye to make a space. Drop the medication into this space.
  • Let go of the eyelid and close your eyes. Do not blink.
  • Keep the eyes closed and apply pressure to the inner corner of the eye for 1-2 minutes to allow your eye to absorb the medication.
  • Do not touch the applicator tip to any surface. Keep the container tightly closed. This will help prevent infection of the eye.
  • Adults and children 2 years of age or older - 1 drop 4 times a day at regularly spaced intervals for up to 3 months.
  • Children younger than 2 years of age - Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medication, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your normal dosing schedule. Do not double dose.

Storage

Store this medication in a closed container at room temperature. Keep it away from heat, moisture and direct light. Do not freeze.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep expired medication or medication you no longer need. Ask your doctor how to dispose of any medication you do not use.

4 Precautions To Take

If you take Alomide, your doctor should perform routine checkups and advise you in taking precautions.

If your symptoms do not improve within a few days, or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

5 Potential Side Effects

Some side effects that may occur while using Alomide do not normally need medical attention. These may leave as your body becomes accustomed to treatment. Ask your doctor about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. 

Ask your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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