Alocril

Alocril treats itchy eyes caused by allergies. Avoid placing eye drops directly on the pupil. Instead, look up, pull the lower lid of the eye down, and insert drops inside lower eyelid.

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Alocril Overview

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Alocril is a prescription medication used to treat itchy eyes caused by allergies. Alocril belongs to a group of drugs called mast cell stabilizers. These work by inhibiting the release of chemicals from mast cells that cause your eyes to itch.

This medication comes in eyedrop form and is taken twice per day.

Common side effects include headache, burning or stinging of the eyes, and nasal congestion.

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Uses of Alocril

Alocril is a prescription medication used to treat itchy eyes caused by allergies.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Manufacturer

Nedocromil

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Alocril Drug Class

Alocril is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Alocril

Serious side effects have been reported with Alocril. See the “Drug Precautions” section.

Common side effects include:

  • headache
  • burning and/or stinging of the eyes
  • nasal congestion
  • unpleasant taste

This is not a complete list of Alocril side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Alocril Interactions

No drug interactions have been evaluated by the manufacturer. However, you should tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Not all drug interactions are known or reported and new drug interactions are continually being reported.

Alocril Precautions

Serious side effects have been reported with Alocril. Do not take Alocril if you:

  • are allergic to Alocril or to any of its ingredients
  • wear contact lenses

Avoid allowing the tip of the dispensing container to contact the eye, surrounding structures, fingers, or any other surface in order to avoid contamination of the solution by common bacteria known to cause eye infections. Serious damage to the eye and subsequent loss of vision may result from using contaminated Alocril.

Alocril Food Interactions

Medications can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your doctor may advise you to avoid certain foods. In the case of Alocril, there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving this medication.

Inform MD

Before taking Alocril, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions. Especially tell your doctor if you:

  • are allergic to Alocril or to any of its ingredients
  • ​wear contact lenses

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Alocril and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Alocril falls into category B. There are no well-done studies that have been done in humans with Alocril. In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication, and the babies did not show any medical issues related to this medication.

Alocril and Lactation

It is not known if Alocril crosses into human milk. Because many medications can cross into human milk and because of the possibility for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants with use of this medication, a choice should be made whether to stop nursing or stop the use of this medication. Your doctor and you will decide if the benefits outweigh the risk of using Alocril.

Alocril Usage

Take Alocril exactly as prescribed.

Alocril comes in eyedrop form and is typically taken twice per day.

Avoid allowing the tip of the dispensing container to contact the eye, surrounding structures, fingers, or any other surface in order to avoid contamination of the solution by common bacteria known to cause eye infections. Serious damage to the eye and subsequent loss of vision may result from using contaminated Alocril.

Treatment with Alocril should be continued until the pollen season is over or until exposure to the offending allergen is ended, even when symptoms are absent.

If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time. Do not take two doses of Alocril at the same time.

Alocril Dosage

Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The dose your doctor recommends may be based on the following:

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

The recommended dose of Alocril for the treatment of itchy eyes caused by allergies is one or two drops in each eye twice a day.

Alocril Overdose

If you take too much Alocril, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.

Other Requirements

Store at 2º–25º C (36º–77º F).

Store in original carton.

Keep bottle tightly closed and out of the reach of children.