Skip to Content

Cromolyn ophthalmic Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to cromolyn ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by cromolyn ophthalmic. 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 ophthalmic, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

Rare:
  • Rash or redness around the eyes
  • swelling of the membrane covering the white part of the eye, redness of the white part of the eye, styes, or other eye irritation not present before therapy

Severity: Minor

Some of the side effects that can occur with cromolyn ophthalmic 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 or stinging of eye (mild and temporary)
Less common or rare:
  • Dryness or puffiness around the eye
  • watering or itching of eye (increased)

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to cromolyn ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

General

The most commonly reported side effect includes eye irritation such as burning/stinging.[Ref]

Ocular

Uncommon: Conjunctival infection; watery eyes, itchy eyes, dryness around the eye, puffy eyes, eye irritation, styes, swelling of the eyelids, conjunctiva swelling[Ref]

Swelling of the eyelids or the conjunctiva has been reported and is thought to be due to a hypersensitivity to the preservative, benzalkonium chloride.[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Rare: Immediate hypersensitivity reactions including edema, rash, dyspnea[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Cromolyn Sodium Ophthalmic (cromolyn ophthalmic (sodium cromoglycate ophthalmic))." Akorn Inc, Buffalo Grove, IL.

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

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

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. In addition, the drug information contained herein may be time sensitive and should not be utilized as a reference resource beyond the date hereof. This material does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients, or recommend therapy. This information is a reference resource designed as supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill , knowledge, and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate safety, effectiveness, or appropriateness for any given patient. Drugs.com does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of materials provided. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

Hide