Brand Names : Children's Nasalcrom, Nasalcrom, Apo-Cromolyn, Cromolyn Nasal Solution, Gen-Cromoglycate, sodium cromoglycate
Proper Use of This Medicine
usually comes with patient directions. Read them carefully before using the
Before using this medicine, clear the nasal passages by blowing your nose.
Cromolyn solution is used with a special spray device.
To keep clean, wipe the nosepiece with a clean tissue and replace
the dust cap after use.
To avoid spreading an infection, do not use the container for more
than one person.
Use this medicine only as directed
. Do not use
more of it and do not use it more often than your doctor ordered. To do so
may increase the chance of side effects.
In order for this medicine to work properly, it must
be used every day in regularly spaced doses as ordered by your doctor:
For patients using cromolyn for seasonal (short-term)
, up to 1 week may pass before you begin to feel better.
For patients using cromolyn for chronic (long-term)
, up to 2 to 4 weeks may pass before you feel the
full effects of this medicine, although you may begin to feel better after
Dosing - The dose of nasal cromolyn will be different
for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or
the directions on the label
. The following information includes only
the average doses of nasal cromolyn. If your dose is
different, do not change it
unless your doctor tells you to do so.
For nasal solution
For allergic rhinitis:
Adults and children 6 years of age (in Canada, 5 years of age) and
older - One spray into each nostril three to six times a day until condition
is better; then, one spray in each nostril every eight to twelve hours.
Children up to 6 years of age (in Canada, up to 5 years of age) - Use
and dose must be determined by your doctor.
Missed dose - If you miss a dose of this medicine, use it as
soon as possible. Then use any remaining doses for that day at regularly spaced
intervals. Do not double doses.
Storage - To store this medicine:
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store away from heat and direct light.
Keep the solution from freezing.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure
that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.