cromolyn sodium (ophthalmic) (cont.)
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What should I tell my healthcare provider before using cromolyn sodium ophthalmic (Crolom, Opticrom)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to cromolyn sodium.
If you have certain conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use this medication. Before you use cromolyn sodium ophthalmic, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions.
FDA pregnancy category B. Cromolyn sodium is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether cromolyn sodium passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not give this medication to a child younger than 4 years old.
How should I use cromolyn sodium ophthalmic (Crolom, Opticrom)?
Use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
For best results, use this medication at regular intervals.
Wash your hands before using the eye drops.
To apply the eye drops:
It may take up to 6 weeks of using cromolyn sodium before your symptoms improve. For best results, keep using the medication as directed. Talk with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 6 weeks of treatment.
Store cromolyn sodium ophthalmic at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.
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