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Opticrom Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Opticrom (cromolyn sodium ophthalmic solution) is an anti-inflammatory medication used to treat allergy symptoms that affect the eyes, such as itching, burning, watering, swelling, redness, or sensitivity to light. Opticrom is available in generic form. Common side effects of Opticrom include burning or stinging of the eye after you use the eye drops, dry or irritated eyes, puffy eyes, or watery eyes.
The dose of Opticrom is 1-2 drops in each eye 4-6 times a day at regular intervals. It is not likely other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on Opticrom used in the eyes. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Opticrom should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Opticrom (cromolyn sodium ophthalmic solution) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
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.
What is Patient Information in Detail?
Easy-to-read and understand detailed drug information and pill images for the patient or caregiver from Cerner Multum.
Opticrom in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor if you have severe burning, stinging, or irritation in your eyes after using the eye drops.
Less serious side effects may include:
- mild burning or stinging after you use the eye drops;
- dry or irritated eyes;
- puffy eyes; or
- watery eyes.
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 entire detailed patient monograph for Opticrom (Cromolyn Sodium Ophthalmic Solution)
What is Patient Information Overview?
A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.
Opticrom Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because 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.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: 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.
Read the entire patient information overview for Opticrom (Cromolyn Sodium Ophthalmic Solution)
What is Prescribing information?
The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.
Opticrom FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
The most frequently reported adverse reaction attributed to the use of OPTICROM (cromolyn sodium ophthalmic solution, USP) 4%, on the basis of reoccurrence following readministration, is transient ocular stinging or burning upon instillation.
The following adverse reactions have been reported as infrequent events. It is unclear whether they are attributed to the drug: Conjunctival injection; watery eyes; itchy eyes; dryness around the eye; puffy eyes; eye irritation; and styes.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Opticrom (Cromolyn Sodium Ophthalmic Solution)
Additional Opticrom Information
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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