Lodoxamide ophthalmic Side Effects

It is possible that some side effects of lodoxamide ophthalmic may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to lodoxamide ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Side Effects of This Medicine

As well as its needed effects, lodoxamide ophthalmic may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking lodoxamide ophthalmic:

Less common
  • Blurred vision
  • feeling of something in eye, itching, discomfort, redness, tearing or discharge, or other eye or eyelid irritation (not present before you started using this medicine or becoming worse while you are using this medicine)
Rare
  • Dizziness
  • mucus from eye, eye pain, or swelling of eye or eyelid (not present before you started using this medicine or becoming worse while you are using this medicine)
  • headache
  • sensitivity of eyes to light
  • skin rash

Some lodoxamide ophthalmic side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

More common
  • Burning or stinging (when medicine is applied)
Less common or rare
  • Aching eyes
  • crusting in corner of eye or on eyelid
  • drowsiness or sleepiness
  • dryness of nose or eyes
  • feeling of heat in eye
  • heat sensation on body
  • nausea or stomach discomfort
  • scales on eyelid or eyelash
  • sneezing
  • sticky feeling of eyes
  • tired eyes

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to lodoxamide ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Ocular

Ocular side effects have included burning, discomfort, or stinging upon instillation in 15% of patients. Ocular itching/pruritus, blurred vision, dry eye, tearing, discharge, hyperemia, crystalline deposits and foreign body sensation have been reported in 1% to 5% of patients. Corneal erosion, scales on eyelids or eyelashes, eye pain, eye edema, eye swelling, warm sensation in the eye, ocular fatigue, chemosis, corneal abrasion, keratopathy, keratitis, blepharitis, sticky sensation, epitheliopathy, anterior chamber cells, allergy, and blepharitis have been reported in less than 1% of patients.

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included headache (1.5%), and dizziness, somnolence, or heat sensation in less than 1% of patients.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea and stomach discomfort in less than 1% of patients.

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included sneezing and dry nose in less than 1% of patients.

Dermatologic

Dermatological side effects have included rash (<1%).

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