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SODIUM CROMOGLICATE 100MG CAPSULES

Active substance(s): SODIUM CROMOGLICATE

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Nalcrom® 100mg Capsules /
Sodium Cromoglicate 100mg Capsules
(sodium cromoglicate)
Your medicine is known by the above names, but will be referred to as
Nalcrom Capsules throughout this:
Patient Information Leaflet
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking 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) contain
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.
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
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 Capsules 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.

5) How to store Nalcrom Capsules

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.

6) Further information

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 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.




Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use Nalcrom Capsules after the expiry date which is stated on
the carton and blister label, after ‘Exp’ The expiry date refers to the last
day of the month.
Store in a dry place. Protect from light.
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.

What Nalcrom Capsules contains:
The active substance is sodium cromoglicate.
Each capsule contains 100mg sodium cromoglicate.
Other inactive ingredients are; Gelatin and Black printing ink.
What Nalcrom Capsules look like and contents of the pack
• Sodium Cromoglicate Capsules are hard gelatin capsules with a clear
cap and body, marked ‘SODIUM CROMOGLICATE 100 mg’ in black
and containing a white powder
• Nalcrom Capsules are available in blister packs containing 20 and 100
capsules.
PL 10383/2071

Nalcrom 100mg Capsules /
Sodium Cromoglicate 100mg Capsules

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Who makes and repackages your medicine?
Your medicine is manufactured by ITC Farma Srl, Via Pontina 5, Km 29,
00040 Pomezia, Rome, Italy. Procured from within the EU and repackaged
by Product Licence Holder: Primecrown Ltd, 4/5 Northolt Trading Estate,
Belvue Road, Northolt, Middlesex, UB5 5QS.
Leaflet date: 20.07.2015
Nalcrom is a registered trademark of Fisons Limited, UK.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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