Alocril   (U.S.N.L.M.)
Dosing 1 or 2 drops bid.
Chem Specs nedocromil sodium 2.0%
Quantities 5ml
Cost 286.43
Class Second generation mast cell stabilizer.
Action Blocks histamine and leukotriene release and prevents chemotaxis of eosinophils.
Usage Indicated for itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis.
Requires a week or two for effect. Sometimes used to reduce contact lens intolerance.
Contraindications Hypersensitivity to nedocromil sodium or to any of the other ingredients.
Pediatric use > age 3
Pregnancy Category B. Animal data reveal no harmful effects with pregnancy.
Now generally supplanted by the antihistamine / mast cell stabilizers.
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