nedocromil sodium - ophthalmic, Alocril
GENERIC NAME: NEDOCROMIL SODIUM - OPHTHALMIC (neh-DOCK-row-mill)
BRAND NAME(S): Alocril
HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet that comes with this product before you start using nedocromil and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions regarding the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.For best results, this medication should be used routinely, usually in each eye twice daily at evenly spaced intervals (every 12 hours) or as directed by your doctor. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day. Continue to use this medication as prescribed until pollen season is over or you are no longer exposed to the allergic substance, even when allergic symptoms disappear or improve.To apply eye drops, wash your hands first. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface.Ask your doctor if you can wear contact lenses while you are being treated with this medication. If your doctor says you may continue wearing them, be aware that the preservative in this eye drop can be absorbed by your lenses. Remove your contact lenses before using the eye drops. Wait at least 15 minutes after each dose before putting in your lenses.Tilt your head back, look upward, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Hold the dropper directly over your eye and apply 1 drop in the lower eyelid. Look downward and gently close your eyes for 1 to 2 minutes. Place one finger at the corner of your eye (near the nose) and apply gentle pressure. This will prevent the medication from draining out. Try not to blink and do not rub your eye. Repeat these steps for your other eye and if your dose is more than 1 drop.Do not rinse the dropper. Replace the dropper cap after each use, and keep the cap tightly closed.If you are using another kind of eye medication (e.g., drops or ointments), wait at least 5 minutes before applying other medications. Use eye drops before eye ointments to allow the eye drops to enter the eye.Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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