Opticrom (Ophthalmic)

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Opticrom (Ophthalmic) Drug and Prescription Information

Opticrom (Ophthalmic)

Opticrom (Ophthalmic) Medication Classification

CROMOLYN (Into the eye)

Opticrom (Ophthalmic) Brandname

Crolom, Opticrom

Opticrom (Ophthalmic) is used for the Treatment

Cromolyn (KROE-moe-lin) Treats eye itching and discomfort caused by allergies.

When To Not Use Opticrom (Ophthalmic)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to cromolyn.

How Should You Use Opticrom (Ophthalmic)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. This medicine is not for long-term use.
  • Wash your hands before and after using the medicine.
  • Shake the eye drops well just before each use.
  • Lie down or tilt your head back. With your index finger, pull down the lower lid of your eye to form a pocket.
  • To use the eye drops: Hold the dropper close to your eye with the other hand. Drop the correct number of drops into the pocket made between your lower lid and eyeball. Gently close your eyes. Place your index finger over the inner corner of your eye for 1 minute. Do not rinse or wipe the dropper or allow it to touch anything, including your eye. Put the cap on the bottle right away.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Opticrom (Ophthalmic) Storage

Store Opticrom (Ophthalmic) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Opticrom (Ophthalmic) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Opticrom (Ophthalmic)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Talk with your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicines in the eye.

Opticrom (Ophthalmic) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Do not wear contact lenses while using this medicine.
  • You should not use leftover medicine to treat other eye conditions or general discomfort from contact lenses.

Opticrom (Ophthalmic) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe eye irritation, redness, or swelling
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Burning or stinging in the eye after using the medicine
  • Dryness around the eye
  • Itchy eyes

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