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Cromolyn Sodium Nasal Solution

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Why is this medication prescribed?

For the prevention and treatment of runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, and other allergy-related symptoms, use cromolyn. It functions by inhibiting the discharge of chemicals that irritate (swell) the nasal airways.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details if you’re interested in using this drug for any other conditions.

How should this medicine be used?

romolyn is sold as a solution that is applied to the nose with a unique applicator. In order to avoid allergic problems, it is often inhaled three to six times each day. It works best if you use it in advance of coming into touch with allergens. Use the medication as directed until the season is through if you suffer from seasonal allergies.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any instructions you do not understand, and carefully follow any instructions on the packaging or the label of your prescription. Follow the cromolyn instructions exactly. Use it just as instructed by your doctor; do not alter the dosage or frequency.

Cromolyn may take up to 4 weeks to start working. Inform your doctor if your symptoms have not subsided after 4 weeks.

Cromolyn is applied using a unique applicator (Nasalmatic). Before you use cromolyn for the first time, read the instructions included with the solution. Request a demonstration of the correct procedure from your physician, pharmacist, or respiratory therapist. In his or her presence, practise using the device.

If you’re going to use the nasal spray, blow your nose as much as you can before you do. Put the applicator into one of your nostrils. Squeeze the sprayer once while inhaling. Retain your grasp on the sprayer until you’ve taken it out of your nose to avoid mucus getting inside. For your other nostril, repeat these steps.

What special precautions should I follow?

Before using cromolyn,

  • If you have an allergy to cromolyn or any other medication, tell your doctor and pharmacist very away.
  • In addition to vitamins, be sure to let your doctor and pharmacist know what prescription and over-the-counter medications you are taking.
  • If you have or have previously had liver or kidney disease, let your doctor know.
  • Inform your doctor if you are expecting, intend to get pregnant, or are nursing a baby. Call your doctor if you get pregnant while taking cromolyn.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

The missed dose should be taken as soon as you remember. If the next dose is soon due, skip the missed one and carry on with your regular dosing plan. To make up for a missing dose, do not take a second one.

What side effects can this medication cause?

Cromolyn might have negative effects. If any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away, let your doctor know right once:

  • Sneezing
  • Headache
  • Nasal passages that itch or burn
  • Abdominal pain

Give your doctor a call right away if you develop any of the following signs or symptoms:

  • Wheezing
  • Increased difficulty breathing

You or your doctor can submit a report to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting programme online or by phone if you have a serious side event (1-800-332-1088).

What should I know about storage and disposal of this medication?

Keep this medication tightly closed in the original container and out of the reach of children. Store it away from excessive heat and moisture at room temperature (not in the bathroom).

As many containers (such as weekly pill minders and those for eye drops, creams, patches, and inhalers) are not child-resistant and are simple for young children to open, it is crucial to keep all medications out of sight and out of reach of children. Always lock safety caps and promptly stash medication up and away from young children where it is out of their sight and reach to prevent poisoning.

Unused prescriptions must be disposed of carefully to prevent pets, kids, and other people from ingesting them. You should not, however, dispose of this medication in the toilet. Instead, utilising a medicine take-back programme is the easiest approach to get rid of your medication. To find out about take-back programmes in your area, speak with your pharmacist or the garbage/recycling department in your city. If you do not have access to a take-back programme, see the FDA’s Safe Disposal of Medicines website at for additional information.

What other information should I know?

Keep all of your doctor’s appointments.

For the proper handling and cleaning of the unique nasal applicator, refer to the written instructions. Every six months, the applicator should be replaced.

Do not share your medication with anybody else. Any queries you may have regarding medication refills should be directed to your pharmacist.

You should keep a written record of every medication you take, including any over-the-counter (OTC) items, prescription drugs, and dietary supplements like vitamins and minerals. This list should be brought with you whenever you see a doctor or are admitted to the hospital. You should always have this information with you in case of emergencies.

Brand names

  • Nasalcrom®
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