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(KROE moe lin)
U.S. Brand Names
Crolom®; Gastrocrom®; Intal® [DSC]; NasalCrom® [OTC]
Canadian Brand Names
Apo-Cromolyn®; Intal®; Nalcrom®; Nu-Cromolyn; Opticrom®; Rhinaris-CS Anti-Allergic Nasal Mist
Mexican Brand Names
Intal; Opticrom; Rynacrom
Mast Cell Stabilizer
Reasons not to take this medicine
• If you have an allergy to cromolyn sodium or any other part of this medicine.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.
How does it work?
• Cromolyn blocks the allergic reaction by minimizing or preventing the body's reaction to the allergen.
How is it best taken?
• To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
• Continue to take this medicine to prevent the allergy. Once the symptoms start, this medicine will not help.
• Take this medicine 30 minutes before meals and at bedtime.
• Do not swallow capsule. Open it and empty powder into a 1/2 glass of hot water. Add a 1/2 glass of cold water. Mix and drink.
• For inhaling (puffing) only.
• Shake inhaler well before use.
• Check inhaler use with healthcare provider at each visit. Read and follow all instructions provided with inhaler. Using the inhaler the right way is very important.
• If exercise causes symptoms, use immediately before activity.
• There is also a solution for use in a nebulizer. Healthcare provider will teach you how to use this.
• For the nose only.
• Shake well before use.
• Blow your nose before use.
• For the eye only.
• Take out contact lenses before using medicine. Lenses can be replaced 15 minutes after medicine 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 medicine into eye.
• After using medicine, keep your eyes closed. Apply pressure to the inside corner of the eye. Do this for 3-5 minutes. This keeps the medicine in your eye.
• Separate each eye medicine by 5 minutes.
What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)
• Use a missed dose as soon as possible.
• If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.
• Do not use a double dose or extra doses.
What should I monitor?
• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?
• Dry mouth may cause an increase in cavities. Take good care of your teeth. See a dentist regularly.
How should I store this medicine?
• Store at room temperature.
• Protect from light.
• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.
• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.
• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).
• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.
Created: 2005-04-07 16:30:41.0
Modified: 2010-03-09 08:21:08.0
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