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(cromolyn sodium ophthalmic solution USP, 4%) Sterile
It is important to use Crolom (cromolyn ophthalmic) ® regularly, as directed by your physician.
- Thoroughly wash your hands.
- Remove safety seal (Figure 1).
- Remove cap (Figure 2).
- Sit or stand comfortably, with your head tilted back (Figure 3).
- Open eyes, look up, and draw the lower lid of your eye down gently with your index finger (Figure 4).
- Hold the Crolom (cromolyn ophthalmic) ® bottle upside down. Place dropper tip as close as possible to the lower eyelid and gently squeeze out the prescribed number of drops (Figure 5).
- Do not touch the eye or eyelid with the dropper tip.
- Blink a few times to make sure the eye is covered with the solution.
- Close your eye and remove any excess solution with a clean tissue.
- Repeat process in the other eye.
- Avoid placing Crolom (cromolyn ophthalmic) ® solution directly on the cornea (the area just over the pupil), because it is especially sensitive. You will find the administration of eye drops more comfortable if you place the drops just inside the lower eyelid as shown in Figure 5 on the previous page.
- To avoid contamination of the solution, do not touch dropper tip to the eye, fingers or any other surface. Replace cap after use. It is recommended that any remaining contents be discarded after the treatment period prescribed by your physician.
- Store between 15°-30°C (59°-86°F). Protect from light – store in original carton. Keep tightly closed. Replace cap immediately after use.
- Keep out of the reach of children.
- Do not use with any other ocular medication unless directed by your physician. Do not wear contact lenses during treatment with Crolom (cromolyn ophthalmic) ®.
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/1/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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