NASALCROM Reviews

Average Rating: 3.3 (20 Ratings)

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RATING  REASONSIDE EFFECTS FOR NASALCROMCOMMENTSSEXAGEDURATION/
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DATE ADDED
 
 4  Allergies and post nasal drip Throat irritation , sneezing after spraying and metallic taste (momentary ) It works very well for post nasal drip .I had such terrible irritation from the drip and it’s gone. But it does make my throat feel scratchy and dry . So there’s a trade off. But happy about not having to blow my nose constantly . F 55 45 days
2X D
2/17/2021
 2  Allergies Caused racing, pounding heart. F 62 3 days
1X D
2/5/2021
 5  keep sinuses clear No bad side effects; i used to use Cromalyn to prevent nightly asthma attacks since i was only 2 yrs old. It worked in 2 days. I have been continually taking NasalCrom to prevent sinus and keep my nasal passages clear because i am a singer but also i am mildly allergic to pets but i love dogs so i will do anything to keep my allergies controlled. THEY NEED TO MAKE IT TO PREVENT ASTHMA AGAIN!!!! Qvar is not safe enough as it is a corticosteroid. F 44 20 years
11/12/2020
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 3  Sinus stuffiness Sneezing and slight sore throat F 66 7 days
40mg 2X D
8/19/2020
 5  Allergies None that I am aware of... Great F 75 100 weeks
5.2 1X D
7/3/2020
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 5  Allergic Rhinitis None. Safe drug. Very happy with it. In contrast, I've had side effects from one or more nasal steroids. M 40 6 months
1 spray 2X D
2/18/2020
 1  allergies The spray pump is designed to fail before the bottle is empty. 100 days
30 MG 2X D
12/27/2019
 3  For allergies It worked extremely well at preventing allergy symptoms, which was important because I cant use other meds. But it has caused severe headaches and seems to be irritating my eyes, making it hard to read or see clearly. F 71 2 years
5.2 mg
10/25/2019
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 4  Histamine Issues Weird smell in my nose. Dehydration. Upset stomach. Headache. Racing heart. This medication was prescribed for my MCAS that I have. It does help me with stuffy nose and sinus pain immediately after using it. Overtime I developed an intolerance to it. F 42 4 months
6/23/2018
 4  Allergic rhinitis and allergy cough Critical neutropenia and moderate leukopenia. This is a rare adverse effect. The drug did its job on the allergy symptoms, felt fine and healthy, but tanked my white cell count as found by a routine CBC. This is an older, third line of defense for allergies, but I cannot take antihistamines or corticosteroids. Should be fine for the general population, but if one is sensitive to other medications, I would advise caution. F 36 4 months
7/26/2016
 1  Allergies Upset stomach It upset my stomach aggravating my gerd. I have the same reaction to Singulair and nasonex. IT was thankfully millder than either of those drugs but somehow the medication is getting into my stomach even though sprayed in the nose. F 43 1 days
1X D
3/8/2015
 5  Sinus congestion None I find it is the only allergy medicine that PREVENTS allergies from starting or developing. At the first sign, I use it 3-4 times a day & it always takes care of it. I had been suffering from more & more frequent sinus infections & found this. I notice none of the other meds list prevention. F 79 15 years
1 squirt 3X D
5/11/2014
 2  Allergic Rhinitis I cannot take antihistamines and thought Nasalcrom would be my saving grace. It did seem to help, but after 3 months of using it did cause racing heart beat. F 3 months
40 mg
9/8/2012
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 5  Allergic Rhinitis It causes a scratchy throat if it drips down the throat. Must tilt head forward when using spray to prevent this from happening. Have used for 3 months per year for past 4 years, during fall ragweed season. Works well, but I must use up to 5 times per day during peak pollen season. It has allowed me to discontinue nasal steroidal sprays. For some reason my eyes feel less dry and more comfortable than when I used Nasonex (and other similar prescriptions). F 48 4 years
4X D
5/27/2012
 2  Year round allergies Post-nasal drip, sore throat, swollen glands With each use of Nasalcrom, I experienced an almost immediate post-nasal drip, mild sore throat, and swollen glands in my neck. I didn't connect the symptoms with the Nasalcrom at first. The last time I used it, I experienced the same symptoms but to a much more severe (painful) degree, lost my voice for a several days, and had raspy breathing. It took about 5 days for everything to clear up. This may be an unusual reaction, but I won't be using Nasalcrom anymore. F 56 7 days
2X D
9/28/2010
 4  Allergies Metallic "smell" sensation I experienced after dentist used a specialized surface cleaner has persisted for a month now. May not be related to Nasalcrom or may be specific issue, but the but the sensation has persisted after I discontinued use about 2 weeks later (having used 12 weeks overall as suggested by manuf.) Can't be sure of the relationship at this time, however I note that metallic sensations are stated with other nasal applicators and can't rule out the connection. As an allergy medication this product is spectacular. After the second week of use I thought that there were no allergens this summer, but my friends were all suffering miserably. I highly recommend the product given my specific reservations. M 45 3 months
9/5/2007
 1  Allergic Rhinitis Nightmares, acne, increased hunger/weight gain, increased thirst, dehydration, constipation, depression (crying no reason), increased agitation/irritability, sinus swelling, nasal congestion (just like when I used Singulair). Okay - this stuff works. And works well IF you use it 4x a day for greater than 2 weeks. BUT at the 2 month point - I had to stop. I KNOW this is not Singulair, but it is STILL a mast cell inhibitor and 7% of each squirt up your nose DOES get absorbed into the bloodstream. I was shocked. I didn't even know what was going on - and then it hit me. THIS is a mast cell inibitor JUST LIKE singulair. In fact, it is even a type of "something" sodium chemical, just like Singulair. My side effects were IDENTICAL as when I took Singulair for 2 months. Am I the only one? I was even urinating all the time and had insomnia at night, racing heart - the whole deal! Really nuts. And I was so dissapointed too - because it DID work so well. So use with caution and if you DO get side effects / don't believe its not the drug. ALL DRUGS HAVE SIDE EFFECTS...and anything you take in orally or put on any mucus membrane WILL get absorbed and the longer you use it, well - you get th F 41 2 months
4/19/2007
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 5  allergies; extreme nose irritation Started getting nasal relief in a few days. I take zyrtec all year, but sometimes need a boost when I get allergy attacks. Takes a while to feel benefits, but helped a ton. A few times a year I need a more medication than just my regular antihistamine, so I take benadryl and/or nasalcrom. F 30 4 weeks
10/17/2006
 3  allergies, sinus headaches NONE NasalCrom works fairly well. I started it because all the antihistamines were giving me terrible side effects. NasalCrom is OTC and is supposed to be one of the safest drugs available for allergies. Downside is it has to be repeated every 4 hours. I've read it works best after about 2 weeks, I'm not quite there yet. If I were able to take it once or twice a day I would be pretty happy with it. It's not as strong as other antihistamines I've taken, but I don't get drowsy or moody. F 32 6 days
4/4/2005
 3  allergies, sinus headaches NONE NasalCrom works fairly well. I started it because all the antihistamines were giving me terrible side effects. NasalCrom is OTC and is supposed to be one of the safest drugs available for allergies. Downside is it has to be repeated every 4 hours. I've read it works best after about 2 weeks, I'm not quite there yet. If I were able to take it once or twice a day I would be pretty happy with it. It's not as strong as other antihistamines I've taken, but I don't get drowsy or moody. F 32 6 days
4/4/2005
  

NASALCROM  (CROMOLYN SODIUM):  This medication is used to treat mastocytosis, a disease that occurs when the body has too many mast cells. These normal body cells release substances (e.g., histamines) that are needed for normal body defense and healing, but when too many mast cells are present, they release too much of these substances. This can lead to symptoms such as diarrhea, stomach/abdominal pain, itching, rash, and flushing. Cromolyn belongs to a class of medications called mast cell stabilizers. It works by preventing mast cells from releasing the substances that can cause these skin and gut problems.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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