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(nedocromil sodium) Ophthalmic Solution 2% sterile
ALOCRIL® (nedocromil sodium ophthalmic solution) 2% is a clear, yellow, sterile solution for topical ophthalmic use.
Nedocromil sodium is represented by the following structural formula:
C19H15NNa2O7.................Mol. Wt. 415.30 CAS: 69049-74-7
4H-Pyrano[3,2-g] quinoline-2, 8-dicarboxylic acid, 9-ethyl-6, 9-dihydro-4, 6-dioxo-10-propyl-, disodium salt.
Each mL contains: Active: Nedocromil sodium 20 mg/mL (2%); Preservative: Benzalkonium chloride 0.01%; Inactives: Edetate disodium 0.05%, purified water, and sodium chloride 0.5%. It has a pH range of 4.0 to 5.5 and an osmolality range of 270 to 330 mOsm/kg.
What are the possible side effects of nedocromil ophthalmic (Alocril)?
Serious side effects are not expected with this medication.
Less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use nedocromil ophthalmic and talk to your doctor if you experience
- eye burning, stinging, irritation, itching, or redness;
- eye sensitivity to light;
- unpleasant taste; or
- nasal congestion.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may report side...
What are the precautions when taking nedocromil (Alocril)?
Before using nedocromil, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; 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.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: any eye problems.
Your vision may be temporarily unstable after applying this drug. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.
This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is not known...
Last reviewed on RxList: 8/5/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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