Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Alocril (nedocromil) ophthalmic solution is a mast cell stabilizer, which is an anti-allergic medication, used to treat ocular (eye) symptoms of allergic conditions, such as inflammation, itching, watering, and burning. Common side effects of Alocril include:
- burning/stinging/irritation of the eye
- itchy eyes
- eye redness
- stuffy/runny nose
- bad or unpleasant taste in the mouth, and
- increased eye sensitivity to light
The recommended dosage is one or two drops in each eye twice a day. Alocril ophthalmic solution should be used at regular intervals. Do not use other eye medications during treatment with Alocril ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor. Other drugs may also interact with Alocril. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Alocril should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Alocril (nedocromil) 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.
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 effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Alocril (Nedocromil)
The most frequently reported adverse experience was headache (~40%). Ocular burning, irritation and stinging, unpleasant taste, and nasal congestion have been reported to occur in 10- 30% of patients. Other events occurring between 1 - 10% included asthma, conjunctivitis, eye redness, photophobia, and rhinitis.
Some of these events were similar to the underlying ocular disease being studied.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Alocril (Nedocromil)
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