Cromolyn

Cromolyn sodium ophthalmic solution is indicated in the treatment of vernal keratoconjunctivitis, vernal conjunctivitis, and vernal keratitis.

How we use it:  In addition to the listed uses, we find that Cromolyn is useful in treating Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis related to contact lens wear.

Supplied: 10 mL bottle

Dose: The dose is 1 – 2 drops in each eye 4 – 6 times a day at regular intervals.

Children: Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients below the age of 4 years have not been established.

Pregnancy:  (Category B) There are, however, no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response, this drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

Side effects: The most frequently reported adverse reaction attributed to the use of cromolyn sodium ophthalmic solution, on the basis of reoccurrence following readministration, is transient ocular stinging or burning upon instillation.

The following adverse reactions have been reported as infrequent events. It is unclear whether they are attributed to the drug:

Conjunctival injection; watery eyes; itchy eyes; dryness around the eye; puffy eyes; eye irritation; and styes.

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