Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Mar 22, 2019.
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- Lodoxamide Tromethamine
Excipient information presented when available (limited, particularly for generics); consult specific product labeling.
Alomide: 0.1% (10 mL)
Brand Names: U.S.
- Mast Cell Stabilizer
Mast cell stabilizer that inhibits the in vivo type I immediate hypersensitivity reaction to increase cutaneous vascular permeability associated with IgE and antigen-mediated reactions
Use: Labeled Indications
Ocular disorders: Treatment of the ocular disorders referred to by the terms vernal keratoconjunctivitis, vernal conjunctivitis, and vernal keratitis
Hypersensitivity to lodoxamide or any component of the formulation
Ocular disorders: Ophthalmic: Instill 1 to 2 drops in each affected eye 4 times daily
Refer to adult dosing.
Ocular disorders: Ophthalmic: Children ≥2 years: Refer to adult dosing.
For topical ophthalmic use only, not for injection. Wash hands before use. To avoid contamination, do not touch dropper tip to eyelids or other surfaces when placing drops in eyes. Remove contact lenses prior to administration. Wait 15 minutes or longer before reinserting lenses.
Store at 15°C to 27°C (59°F to 80°F).
There are no known significant interactions.
>10%: Ophthalmic: Burning sensation of eyes (transient), eye discomfort (transient), stinging of eyes (transient)
1% to 10%:
Central nervous system: Foreign body sensation of eye, headache
Ophthalmic: Blurred vision, crystalline eye deposits, eye pruritus, lacrimation, ocular hyperemia, ocular edema, xerophthalmia
1%, postmarketing, and/or case reports: Asthenopia, blepharitis, chemosis, corneal abrasion, corneal erosion, corneal ulcer, dizziness, drowsiness, dry nose, epitheliopathy, eye pain, keratitis, nausea, ocular warming sensation, skin rash, sneezing, stomach discomfort, swelling of eye
Concerns related to adverse effects:
• Irritation: May cause discomfort or transient burning or stinging upon instillation.
• Ocular effects: May cause temporary blurred vision or other visual disturbances; caution patients to wait until vision clears before driving or operating machinery.
• Contact lens wearers: Contains benzalkonium chloride which may be absorbed by contact lenses; remove contacts prior to administration and wait 15 minutes before reinserting.
• Appropriate use: For topical ophthalmic use only; not for injection. To avoid contamination, do not touch dropper tip to eyelids or other surfaces when placing drops in eyes.
Adverse events have not been observed in animal reproduction studies following oral administration. The amount of lodoxamide available systemically following ophthalmic administration is below the level of detection.
• Discuss specific use of drug and side effects with patient as it relates to treatment. (HCAHPS: During this hospital stay, were you given any medicine that you had not taken before? Before giving you any new medicine, how often did hospital staff tell you what the medicine was for? How often did hospital staff describe possible side effects in a way you could understand?)
• Patient may experience burning or stinging. Have patient report immediately to prescriber vision changes, eye pain, or severe eye irritation (HCAHPS).
• Educate patient about signs of a significant reaction (eg, wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat). Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Patient should consult prescriber for additional questions.
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- Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants
Other brands: Alomide