Nasalcrom

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Chemically, cromolyn sodium is the disodium salt of 1,3-bis (2-carboxychromon-5-yloxy)-2-hydroxypropane. The empirical formula is C23H14Na2O11; the molecular weight is 512.34.

Ingredient

Active ingredient (per spray) Purpose
Cromolyn sodium 5.2 mg Nasal allergy symptom controller

Inactive ingredients
benzalkonium chloride, edetate disodium, purified water

What are the possible side effects of cromolyn sodium nasal (Nasalcrom, Nasalcrom Child)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives or itching; difficulty breathing; severe dizziness; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • severe burning, stinging, or irritation in your nose;
  • nosebleeds, sinus pain, or sores in your nose;
  • wheezing, tight feeling in your chest; or
  • fever, green or yellow mucus from the...

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What are the precautions when taking cromolyn sodium (Nasalcrom)?

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to cromolyn; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as preservatives like benzalkonium chloride), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product: asthma, growths in the nose (nasal polyps).

If you are using this medication for self-treatment, tell your doctor before using this medication if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, yellow/green/discolored fluid from the nose, sinus pain, wheezing.

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed....

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Nasalcrom Consumer (continued)

SIDE EFFECTS: This medication may cause brief stinging/sneezing right after use. If these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor promptly.

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Stop using this medication and tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: frequent nosebleeds, sores in the nose, wheezing/chest tightness.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to cromolyn; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as preservatives like benzalkonium chloride), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product: asthma, growths in the nose (nasal polyps).

If you are using this medication for self-treatment, tell your doctor before using this medication if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, yellow/green/discolored fluid from the nose, sinus pain, wheezing.

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.


Nasalcrom Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Nasalcrom, Nasalcrom Child

Generic Name: cromolyn sodium (nasal) (Pronunciation: KRO mo lin SO dee um)

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What is cromolyn sodium nasal (Nasalcrom)?

Cromolyn sodium is an anti-inflammatory medication. It works by preventing the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.

Cromolyn sodium nasal is used to prevent allergy symptoms such as runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, itching, and post-nasal drip.

Cromolyn sodium nasal will not treat allergy symptoms that have already begun. The medication works best if used at least 1 week before you come into contact with things you are allergic to (pollen, dust, pets, etc).

Cromolyn sodium nasal will not treat the symptoms of asthma, sinus infections, or the common cold.

Cromolyn sodium nasal may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of cromolyn sodium nasal (Nasalcrom)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives or itching; difficulty breathing; severe dizziness; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • severe burning, stinging, or irritation in your nose;
  • nosebleeds, sinus pain, or sores in your nose;
  • wheezing, tight feeling in your chest; or
  • fever, green or yellow mucus from the nose.

Less serious side effects may include mild burning or stinging inside your nose after use.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about cromolyn sodium nasal (Nasalcrom)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to cromolyn sodium.

Before you use cromolyn sodium nasal, tell your doctor if you have asthma, drug allergies, or polyps in your nose.

Cromolyn sodium nasal will not treat allergy symptoms that have already begun. The medication works best if used at least 1 week before you come into contact with things you are allergic to (pollen, dust, pets, etc).

Stop using this medication and call your doctor if you have severe burning, stinging, or irritation in your nose, nosebleeds, sinus pain, sores in your nose, wheezing, chest tightness, fever, or green/yellow mucus from your nose.

Do not use cromolyn sodium nasal more than 6 times in a 24-hour period. Do not use this medication for longer than 12 weeks unless your doctor has told you to.

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