Lodoxamide

Lodoxamide Brand Name– Alomide

What is Lodoxamide

Lodoxamide is an ophthalmic mast cell stabilizer that inhibits allergic hypersensitivity reactions.

It is used in the treatment of ocular inflammatory states such as vernal conjunctivitis, vernal keratitis, or vernal keratoconjunctivitis.

Lodoxamide does not possess antihistaminic or antiinflammatory activity.

Lodoxamide (Alomide 0.1%) ophthalmic solution was approved by the FDA in September 1993.

Indications

  • vernal keratoconjunctivitis

For the treatment of ocular inflammatory states such as vernal conjunctivitis, vernal keratitis, or vernal keratoconjunctivitis

Side Effects

  1. abdominal pain
  2. blepharitis
  3. blurred vision
  4. corneal erosion
  5. dizziness
  6. drowsiness
  7. foreign body sensation
  8. headache
  9. hyperemia
  10. keratitis
  11. keratopathy
  12. lacrimation
  13. nausea
  14. ocular irritation
  15. ocular pain
  16. ocular pruritus
  17. rash
  18. sneezing
  19. xerosis

Monitoring Parameters

  • laboratory monitoring not necessary

Contraindications

  • breast-feeding
  • children
  • contact lenses
  • infants
  • neonates
  • pregnancy

Interactions

There are no drug interactions associated with Lodoxamide products.

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