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Alocril Side Effects

Generic Name: nedocromil ophthalmic

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

For the Consumer

Applies to nedocromil ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Severity: Minor

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

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%).[Ref]


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.[Ref]


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


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


1. "Product Information. Alocril (nedocromil ophthalmic)" Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA.

Not all side effects for Alocril may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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