nedocromil (generic name)

This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of asthma
(ne doe KROE mil)
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What is this medicine?

NEDOCROMIL (ne doe KROE mil) helps reduce inflammation. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of asthma. Never use this medicine to treat an acute asthma attack.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • heart disease
  • irregular heartbeats
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to nedocromil, fluorocarbons, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Inhale this medicine through the mouth. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice. Make sure that you are using your inhaler correctly. Ask you doctor or health care provider if you have any questions.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 6 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. Then space remaining doses evenly throughout the rest of the day. Do not use double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve. If your symptoms get worse or if you need your short-acting inhalers more often, call your doctor right away.

Do not get this medicine in your eyes. It can cause irritation.

If you get a bitter or unpleasant taste in your mouth, gargle or rinse your mouth after you use this medicine.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing difficulty, wheezing
  • fever, infection
  • joint pain
  • tremor
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • bitter taste
  • cough
  • headache
  • nausea, vomiting
  • runny nose
  • stomach upset, pain

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store between 2 and 30 degrees C (36 and 86 degrees F). Do not freeze. Do not puncture or overheat the container. Keep track of the number of doses used. Throw away the inhaler after 104 inhalations or after the expiration date, whichever comes first.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Last Updated: December 03, 2009
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