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Nedocromil Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Aug 20, 2022.

Applies to nedocromil: inhalation aerosol with adapter.


Gastrointestinal side effects have included unpleasant taste which was reported in approximately 13% of patients receiving nedocromil and resulted in drug withdrawal in up to 3%. Less commonly, nedocromil has caused nausea and vomiting (2% to 4%).[Ref]


Throat irritation may be relieved by drinking water before and after inhalation of nedocromil. Use of a beta-2 agonist prior to nedocromil inhalation may relieve cough and bronchospasm.[Ref]

Respiratory side effects have included cough and throat irritation in 6% to 7% of patients treated with nedocromil. Bronchospasm has been induced in 5% of patients.[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included headache in up to 6% of patients treated. Less commonly dizziness has been reported.[Ref]


Hepatic side effects have included elevations of liver function tests (SGPT) in approximately 3% of patients treated with nedocromil.[Ref]


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