CROMOLYN-INHALATION CAPSULES (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: May cause dizziness, headache, stomach upset, nasal congestion, sneezing, watering of eyes, increased urination. These effects should disappear as your body adjusts to the medication. If they persist or worsen, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor promptly if you experience: nosebleeds, painful urination, wheezing. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, especially about: lactase deficiency (problems digesting milk and dairy products), any allergies. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication. It is not known if this drug is excreted into breast milk. Though, to date, there have been no reports of problems to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor about all the medications you may use (both prescription and nonprescription), especially about: other asthma medications. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.
NOTES: Do not allow anyone else to use this medication.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered. Take any remaining doses for that day at evenly spaced times. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep aerosol and liquid forms from freezing. Do not puncture aerosol form.
MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA), or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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