Cromolyn Nasal Spray
What is this medication?
CROMOLYN (KROE moe lin) treats allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itching, or runny or stuffy nose. It works by reducing the release of substances in your body that cause allergy symptoms, which decreases inflammation in the nose and makes it easier to breathe. It belongs to a group of medications called mast cell stabilizers.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Nasalcrom, Nasalcrom Child
What should I tell my care team before I take this medication?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- Cold or sinus infection
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Nasal polyps
- An unusual or allergic reaction to cromolyn, other medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- Pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medication?
Use this medication in the nose. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the package label. Use your medication at regular intervals. Do not use it more often than directed. Make sure that you are using your nasal spray correctly. Ask your care team if you have any questions.
Talk to your care team about the use of this medication in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medication?
Interactions are not expected.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
What should I watch for while using this medication?
Visit your care team for regular check-ups as directed. Tell your care team if your symptoms do not start to get better within 1 to 2 weeks or if they get worse.
You may use other allergy medications with this medication, if needed. Ask your care team for advice.
Do not share this bottle with anyone else as this may spread germs.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medication?
Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:
- Allergic reactions—skin rash, itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
- Wheezing or trouble breathing that is worse after use
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your care team if they continue or are bothersome):
- Dryness or irritation inside the nose
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Where should I keep my medication?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Do not freeze. Throw away any unused medication after the expiration date.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
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