Alocril is made up of nedocromil and is a ophthalmic solution available to purchase in 2% strength. This product is known internationally as Rapitil and usually comes in a light yellow bottle (white and blue box).
Alocril is a used treat the itchiness of allergic conjunctivitis (inflammation of the whites of the eye due to allergies). Nedocromil works by reducing the release of the antibody called immunoglobin (IgE). IgEs are what causes your body to have allergic reactions. When IgEs are reduced, so is the itchiness in your eyes.
Store at 2º - 25º C (36º - 77º F)
Do not wear contacts while using this medication
Avoid allowing the tip, where the medicine is dispensed, from touching anything other than the lid it came with otherwise you risk bacteria getting on the bottle and into your medication resulting in a eye infection.
Do not give this medication to infants (3 and under).
Avoid putting solution directly on your cornea; create a pouch by pulling back your lower eyelid.
Tell your doctor about any current or past eye problems you have.
Tell your doctor right away if you notice swelling of the eye.
Side effects include;Headache (most common) Burning or irritation of eye Stuffy or runny nose Bad taste in mouth Increased sensitivity to light
Are there any contraindications?
Yes, to anyone who has shown hypersensitivity to nedocromil sodium (or any of the other ingredients)
Is it okay to use Visine?
It is not suggested; consult your doctor before attempting.
Is it safe for kids?
Yes, for children older than 3 years old.
Can I drive after using this medication?
Using this medication may temporarily decrease your vision; wait 5-10 minutes before driving.