Alocril Side Effects

Generic Name: nedocromil ophthalmic

Note: This document contains side effect information about nedocromil ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Alocril.

Some side effects of Alocril may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

For the Consumer

Applies to nedocromil ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Some side effects of nedocromil ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Alocril) may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common
  • Blurred vision
  • change in color vision
  • cough
  • difficulty breathing
  • noisy breathing
  • shortness of breath, tightness in chest, or wheezing
  • difficulty seeing at night
  • dry or itching eyes
  • headache
  • increased sensitivity of eyes to sunlight
  • redness, pain, or swelling of eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eye
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • sneezing
  • stinging, irritation or burning of your eyes
  • unpleasant taste
  • unusual watering of eyes or discharge

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to nedocromil ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included headache (40%).

Ocular

Ocular side effects have included burning or stinging upon instillation in 10% to 30% of patients . Conjunctivitis, eye redness, and photophobia have been reported in 1% to 10% of patients.

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included nasal congestion (10% to 30%), asthma (1% to 10%), and rhinitis (1% to 10%).

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included an unpleasant taste (10% to 30%).

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