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NALCROM 100MG CAPSULES

Active substance(s): SODIUM CROMOGLICATE

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PACKAGE LEAFLET:
INFORMATION FOR THE USER

Nalcrom® 100mg Capsules
Sodium cromoglicate
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Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using
this medicine
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or
pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not
pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their
symptoms are the same as yours.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice
any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell
your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Nalcrom Capsules are and what they are used for
2. Before you take Nalcrom Capsules
3. How to take Nalcrom Capsules
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Nalcrom Capsules
6. Further information

1. What Nalcrom Capsules are and what they are used for
Nalcrom 100mg Capsules (called Nalcrom Capsules in
this leaflet) contains a medicine called sodium
cromoglicate. This belongs to a group of medicines
called anti-allergics.
It works by stopping the release of the natural
substances in your body that can cause an allergic
reaction. It also lowers your response when you are
exposed to substances to which you are allergic.
What Nalcrom Capsules are used for
• Nalcrom Capsules are used to treat allergic reactions
to certain foods
• It is only used if you have had a test to prove that you
are allergic to these foods
• As part of your treatment, your doctor should advise
you to avoid eating certain foods which may cause an
allergic reaction
2. Before you take Nalcrom Capsules
Do not take this medicine and tell your doctor if:
You are allergic (hypersensitive) to sodium
cromoglicate or any of the other ingredients of
Nalcrom Capsules (listed in Section 6: Further
information)
Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash,
swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your
lips, face, throat or tongue
Do not use this medicine if the above applies to you. If
you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist
before taking Nalcrom.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you
are pregnant, might become pregnant or think you may
be pregnant.
If you are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed, talk
to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this
medicine.
3. How to take Nalcrom Capsules
Always take Nalcrom Capsules exactly as your doctor has
told you. You should check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure.

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Taking this medicine
• Take this medicine by mouth
• Take this medicine before a meal
• If signs of allergy do not improve within 2-3 weeks,
your doctor may double how much you take. Your
dose should not be larger than 40 mg per kilogram of
your body weight per day
• If you feel the effect of your medicine is too weak or
too strong, do not change the dose yourself, but ask
your doctor.
How much to take
Adults (including the Elderly)
• Two capsules, four times a day, before meals
• When your symptoms improve, your doctor may
lower your dose
How much to take continued...

Children (aged between 2 and 14 years)
• One capsule, four times a day, before meals
• When your child’s symptoms improve, your doctor
may lower the dose
If you take more Nalcrom than you should
Talk to your doctor or go to a hospital straight away.
Remember to take any medicine that is left with you so
the doctor knows what you have taken.
If you forget to take Nalcrom Capsules
If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember it.
However, if it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the
missed dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a
forgotten dose.
If you stop taking Nalcrom Capsules
Keep taking Nalcrom Capsules until your doctor tells you
to stop. Do not stop taking Nalcrom Capsules just
because you feel better. If you stop, your food allergies
may come back or get worse.
If you have any further questions on the use of this
product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Nalcrom Capsules can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop taking Nalcrom Capsules and see a doctor or go
to a hospital straight away if:
• You have an allergic reaction to Nalcrom Capsules.
The signs may include: a rash, swallowing or breathing

problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if any of the side
effects gets serious or lasts longer than a few days, or
if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet:
• Skin rashes
• Pain in your joints
• Feeling sick (nausea)
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side
effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.
5. How to store Nalcrom Capsules
Keep this medicine in a safe place where children
cannot see or reach it.
Do not use Nalcrom Capsules after the expiry date which
is stated on the label and carton. The expiry date refers
to the last day of that month.
Store below 25°C.
Store in a dry place. Keep the bottle tightly closed in
order to protect from moisture.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of
medicines no longer required. These measures will help

to protect the environment.
6. Further information
What Nalcrom Capsules contain
• The active substance is sodium cromoglicate. Each
capsule contains 100 mg of sodium cromoglicate
• The other ingredients are purified water, gelatine and
Black ink (containing Water, Ethyl alcohol, Iso-propyl
alcohol, Propylene alcohol, N-butyl alcohol, Shellac,
Ammonium hydroxide, Potassium hydroxide and Iron
oxide black (E172))
What Nalcrom Capsules look like and contents of the pack
• Nalcrom Capsules are hard gelatine capsules with a
clear, colourless cap and body printed in black
‘SODIUM CROMOGLICATE 100 mg’ and containing a
white powder
• Nalcrom Capsules are available in a plastic bottle with
a screw cap containing 100 capsules
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Sanofi, One Onslow Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4YS, UK
Tel: 0845 372 7101
email: uk-medicalinformation@sanofi.com
Manufacturer
ITC FARMA S.R.L. Via Pontina Km 29 Pomezia, Rome, Italy.
This leaflet does not contain all the information about
your medicine. If you have any questions or are not
sure about anything, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet was last revised in September 2015
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