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Nasalcrom

Nasalcrom Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Nasalcrom, Nasalcrom Child

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

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.

Read the Nasalcrom (cromolyn sodium) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

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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