Alocril

Generic Name: Nedocromil

  • What is Alocril?

    Alocril is an eye drop medicine used to treat eye itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis ("pink eye").

  • What is the most important information I should know about Alocril?

    Do not wear contact lenses if you have signs and symptoms of eye inflammation or during treatment with Alocril.

    If Alocril solution gets contaminated, it can cause serious damage to your eye or can lead to loss of vision.

  • Who should not take Alocril?

    Do not use Alocril if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Alocril?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Alocril. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults and children ≥3 years: Apply 1-2 drops in each eye twice a day.

  • How should I take Alocril?

    Apply Alocril exactly as prescribed by your doctor. You should use Alocril at regular intervals. Place the eye drops just inside the lower eyelid. Continue treatment throughout the period of exposure to the offending allergen, even when symptoms are absent. Keep the bottle tightly closed when you are not using it. Discard any remaining contents after the treatment period.

    Please review the instructions that came with your prescription on how to properly use Alocril.

  • What should I avoid while taking Alocril?

    Do not place the Alocril eye drop directly on your cornea (the clear tissue over the pupil of the eye), because it is especially sensitive.

    Do not touch the dropper tip of the bottle to your eye, surrounding structures, fingers, or any other surface, as this can contaminate Alocril.

    Do not wear contact lenses if you have signs and symptoms of eye inflammation or during treatment with Alocril.

    Do not use Alocril with any other medication for use in your eye unless directed by your doctor.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Alocril?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Alocril at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Alocril?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: asthma, burning of your eye, eye redness, headache, irritation of your eye, light sensitivity, nose congestion, pink eye, runny nose, stinging of your eye, unpleasant taste

  • Can I receive Alocril if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Alocril during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Alocril?

    If you miss a dose of Alocril, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Alocril?

    Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Store in the original carton.