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Nedocromil (Oral Inhalation)

Generic Name: Nedocromil (Oral Inhalation) (ne doe KROE mil in hil AYE shun)

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 5, 2019.

Uses of Nedocromil:

  • It is used to treat asthma.
  • Do not use nedocromil (oral inhalation) to treat an asthma attack. Use a rescue inhaler. Talk with your doctor.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Nedocromil?

For all patients taking nedocromil (oral inhalation):

  • If you are allergic to nedocromil (oral inhalation); any part of nedocromil (oral inhalation); or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.

Children:

  • If your child is younger than 6 years of age. Do not give nedocromil (oral inhalation) to a child younger than 6 years of age.

This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take nedocromil (oral inhalation) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Nedocromil?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take nedocromil (oral inhalation). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • It may take several weeks to see the full effects.
  • Call your doctor right away if your breathing problems get worse, if your rescue inhaler does not work as well, or if you need to use your rescue inhaler more often.
  • Do not stop taking nedocromil (oral inhalation) all of a sudden without calling your doctor. You may have a greater risk of side effects. If you need to stop nedocromil (oral inhalation), you will want to slowly stop it as ordered by your doctor.
  • If you are also taking an oral or inhaled steroid, talk with your doctor. Do not stop taking it without talking with your doctor.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks to you and the baby.

How is this medicine (Nedocromil) best taken?

Use nedocromil (oral inhalation) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • For breathing into the lungs.
  • Shake well before use.
  • You will need to prime the inhaler before first use. You will also need to prime the inhaler if it has not been used for some time. Be sure you know when you need to prime the inhaler and how to do it. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions.
  • Rinse out mouth after each use. Do not swallow the rinse water. Spit it out.
  • A spacer may be used with the inhaler for easy use.
  • Keep using nedocromil (oral inhalation) as you have been told by your doctor or other health care provider, even if you feel well.
  • If you are taking more than 1 inhaled drug, talk to your doctor about the best order for taking your drugs.
  • Follow how to clean carefully.
  • Put the cap back on after you are done using your dose.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • This medicine can cause very bad breathing problems right after you take a dose. Sometimes, this may be life-threatening. If you have trouble breathing, breathing that is worse, wheezing, or coughing after using nedocromil (oral inhalation), use a rescue inhaler and get medical help right away.

What are some other side effects of Nedocromil?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Nedocromil?

  • Store at room temperature. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
  • Protect from heat and sunlight. Do not puncture or burn even if it seems empty.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.

Consumer information use

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about nedocromil (oral inhalation), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Further information

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