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Crolom

Last reviewed on RxList: 4/18/2017
Crolom Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 2/15/2016

Crolom (cromolyn sodium) is a mast cell stabilizer, which acts as an anti-inflammatory medication, used to treat allergy symptoms that affect the eyes, such as itching, burning, watering, swelling, redness, or sensitivity to light. Crolom is available in generic form. Common side effects of Crolom include burning or stinging of the eye after you use the drops, dry or irritated eyes, puffy eyes, or watery eyes.

The dose of Crolom is 1 to 2 drops in each eye 4 to 6 times a day at regular intervals. One drop contains approximately 1.6 mg cromolyn sodium. It is not likely other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on Crolom used in the eyes. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Crolom should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Crolom (cromolyn sodium) 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.

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Crolom Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have 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.

Common 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. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Crolom (Cromolyn Ophthalmic)

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Crolom Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

The most frequently reported adverse reaction attributed to the use of cromolyn sodium ophthalmic solution, 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.

Immediate hypersensitivity reactions have been reported rarely and include dyspnea, edema, and rash.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Crolom (Cromolyn Ophthalmic)

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© Crolom Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Crolom Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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