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Nedocromil

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Notes
Related terms
Uses
Dosing
Safety
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Notes

    Related terms
    • U.S. Brand Names: Alocril®
    • Canadian Brand Names: Alocril®;Tilade®
    • Mexican Brand Names: Irtan
    • Pharmacologic Category: Mast Cell Stabilizer

    Uses
    • It is used to treat eye swelling.
    • It is used to ease allergy signs.
    • Nedocromil blocks the allergic reaction by lowering or stopping the body's reaction to the allergen.

    Dosing

    How to take

    • To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
    • Keep taking this drug to stop the allergy. Once signs start, this drug will not help.
    • For the eye only.
    • Take out contact lenses before using this drug. Lenses can be replaced 15 minutes after drug is given. Do not put contacts back in if eyes are irritated or infected.
    • Do not touch the container tip to the eye, lid, or other skin.
    • Tilt head back and drop drug into eye.
    • After using this drug, keep your eyes closed. Apply pressure to the inside corner of the eye. Do this for 3 to 5 minutes. This keeps the drug in your eye.
    • Space each eye drug by 5 minutes.

    Missed Dose

    • Use a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
    • If it is close to time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal time.
    • Do not use two doses or extra doses.

    Storage

    • Store at room temperature.
    • Protect from light.

    Safety



    Avoid

    • If you have an allergy to nedocromil or any other part of this drug.
    • Tell doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs involved.

    Precautions

    • Check drugs with doctor. This drug may not mix well with other drugs.
    • Tell doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.
    • Tell doctor if you are breast-feeding.

    Side Effects

    • Short-term discomfort after use.
    • Headache.
    • Bad taste. This most often returns to normal.

    Monitoring

    • Change in health problem being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?
    • Follow up with doctor.

    Contact a healthcare provider

    • If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away.
    • Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
    • Very bad eye irritation.
    • Any rash.
    • Health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

    General Statements

    • If you have a very bad allergy, wear allergy ID at all times.
    • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
    • Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
    • Most drugs can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
    • In Canada return any unused drugs back to the pharmacy. Also, visit http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/iyh-vsv/med/disposal-defaire-eng.php#th for more facts about the right way to get rid of unused drugs.
    • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list your doctor.
    • Call your doctor for health help about side effects. You may also call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
    • Talk with doctor before starting any new drug, including OTC, natural products, or vitamins.

    Author information
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    The information in this monograph is intended for informational purposes only, and is meant to help users better understand health concerns. Information is based on review of scientific research data, historical practice patterns, and clinical experience. This information should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. Users should consult with a qualified healthcare provider for specific questions regarding therapies, diagnosis and/or health conditions, prior to making therapeutic decisions.


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