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Brand Names: Alocril

Generic Name: nedocromil ophthalmic (Pronunciation: ne DOK roe mil off THAL mik)

What is nedocromil ophthalmic (Alocril)?

Nedocromil is an anti-allergic medication. It inhibits processes in the body that cause allergic symptoms after exposure to an allergen.

Nedocromil ophthalmic is used to treat ocular (eye) symptoms of allergic conditions, such as inflammation, itching, watering, and burning.

Nedocromil ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of nedocromil ophthalmic (Alocril)?

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;
  • headache;
  • 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.

What is the most important information I should know about nedocromil ophthalmic (Alocril)?

Do not touch the dropper to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.

Do not wear contact lenses during treatment with nedocromil ophthalmic, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

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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