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Cromolyn nasal Side Effects

In Summary

Commonly reported side effects of cromolyn nasal include: sneezing. Other side effects include: burning sensation of the nose and stinging sensation of the nose. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

For the Consumer

Applies to cromolyn nasal: nasal spray

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by cromolyn nasal. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Severity: Moderate

If any of the following side effects occur while taking cromolyn nasal, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

Rare
  • Allergic reaction (coughing
  • difficulty in swallowing
  • hives or itching
  • swelling of face, lips, or eyelids
  • wheezing or difficulty in breathing)
  • nosebleeds
  • skin rash

Minor Side Effects

Some of the side effects that can occur with cromolyn nasal 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:
  • Burning, stinging, or irritation inside of nose
  • flushing
  • increase in sneezing
Less common:
  • Cough
  • headache
  • postnasal drip
  • unpleasant taste

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to cromolyn nasal: nasal spray

General

The most commonly reported adverse effects have included headache, bad taste in mouth, and a brief stinging or sneezing after use.[Ref]

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Sneezing, nasal stinging, burning, irritation
Rare (less than 1%): Epistaxis, postnasal drip[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity has been reported to develop after weeks to years of use.[Ref]

Frequency not reported: Anaphylaxis[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Bad taste[Ref]

Dermatologic

Rare (less than 0.1%): Rash[Ref]

References

1. MHRA. Medicines and Health Regulatory Agency "MHRA Drug Safety Update. Available from: URL: http://www.mhra.gov.uk/Safetyinformation/DrugSafetyUpdate."

2. "Product Information. Cromolyn Sodium Nasal (cromolyn nasal (sodium cromoglycate nasal))." Bausch and Lomb, Rochester, NY.

Not all side effects for cromolyn nasal 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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