December 18, 2014
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Nalcrom

(sodium cromoglycate (capsules))

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

00500895 NALCROM 100MG CAPSULE

How does Nalcrom work? What will it do for me?

Sodium cromoglycate belongs to the group of medications called anti-allergy medications. The capsules are used to treat food allergies and work by preventing the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation within the stomach and intestines.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use Nalcrom?

The usual recommended adult dose of this medication is 2 capsules 4 times daily before meals. For children 2 to 14 years of age, the usual recommended dose is one capsule 4 times daily before meals.

You doctor may suggest a higher dose if your symptoms are not controlled by the usual recommended dose. The maximum dose is 40 mg per kilogram of body weight per day. Once your symptoms are controlled, your doctor may suggest that you decrease your dose until the lowest dose to control your symptoms is reached.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

Swallow the capsules whole or dissolve the contents of the capsule(s) in a small amount of very hot water and dilute with cold water to drink.

It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you are not able to avoid the food that you are allergic to such as when you are at a restaurant, you may be able to take a dose of this medication 15 minutes before the meal.

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store this medication at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does Nalcrom come in?

Each clear, hard gelatin capsule for oral use, printed "Sodium Cromoglycate 100 mg" in black, contains sodium cromoglycate 100 mg as a white powder. Nonmedicinal ingredients: gelatin and iron oxide. This medication does not contain tartrazine.

Who should NOT take Nalcrom?

Do not take this mediction if you are allergic to sodium cromoglycate or any ingredients of the medication.

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