cromolyn sodium, ophthalmic (Rx)

Brand and Other Names:Crolom
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Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatric

Dosage Forms & Strengths

ophthalmic solution

  • 4% (10mL)
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Conjunctivitis

1-2 gtt in each eye 4-6 times/day at regular intervals

Symptom relief evident within a few days, but longer treatment (up to 6 weeks) may be required

Dosage Forms & Strengths

ophthalmic solution

  • 4% (10mL)
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Conjunctivitis

<4 years

  • Safety and efficacy not established  

≥4 years

  • 1-2 gtt in each eye 4-6 times/day at regular intervals
  • Symptom relief evident within a few days, but longer treatment (up to 6 weeks) may be required
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Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Transient burning/stinging upon instillation

Dryness around the eyes

Puffy eyes

Eye irritation

Watery eyes

Rash

Styes

Itchy eyes

Dyspnea

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to product or components

Cautions

Transient burning/stinging upon instillation

Do not exceed frequency of administration

Severe anaphylxis reactions may occur (rare)

Transient burning or stinging may occur with ophthalmic use

Symptoms may occur when tapering or wihdrawing the drug

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: B

Lactation: Unknown whether distributed in breast milk

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

Mast cell stabilizer; inhibits histamine and SRS-A from mast cell

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Formulary

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