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Cromal Eye Drop

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Overview

Introduction of Cromal Ophthalmic Solution

Cromal Eye Drop is used to treat inflammation (redness and swelling) due to allergies of the eye. It helps to provides relief from red, itchy and watery eyes.

Cromal Eye Drop is for external use only. Apply it in a dose and duration as advised by your doctor. You should gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid and wipe off extra liquid.

This medicine may cause burning sensation as a side effect.

Cromal Ophthalmic Solution side effects

Common
  • Stinging sensation

How to use Cromal Ophthalmic Solution

This medicine is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Cromal Ophthalmic Solution works

Cromal Eye Drop is a mast cell stabilizer. It works on certain cells in the body (mast cells) to prevent them from releasing substances that cause allergic symptoms such as red, itchy and watery eyes.

Cromal Ophthalmic Solution related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cromal Eye Drop is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Cromal Eye Drop during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Cromal Eye Drop may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Cromal Eye Drop to treat inflammation (redness and swelling) due to allergies of the eye.
  • It treats long-term allergies such as perinneal (throughout the year) or seasonal eye allergies.
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute immediately after instilling the drop.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • Stinging sensation may occur for 1-2 mins. Notify your doctor if it persists for longer.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Cromal

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I am suffering from gritty eyeSensation of having sand under eye lidI was suffering from eye allergy before 1 year , and have used cromal-Y3JvbWFshttps://www.1mg.com/brands/cromal-Y3JvbWFs">cromal forte for 1 month so this time I bought cromal forte and used for 3 weeks When medicine is stopped, irritation starts again I am am high myopic (-7.25)Can I use fml forte instead of cromal forte, as cromal forte is now not available in near by stores more over I am working in IT field and has to use computer more than 12 hours daily I am also using refresh tears to over come drynessI have no itching only sand feeling inside eye lid
Dr. Richa Jain
Eye Specialist
Fml forte thrice for a week. Then 2 times for next week. . Then only one time for another week. And then it should be stopped
I have an itching problem in both eyes and it also get dry. Please find attached my prescription for ur ref.The problem is seasonal.I have been prescribed to use Cromal Forte and biflace
Dr. Richa Jain
Eye Specialist
U have allergy problem. U have to put drops when season arrives. Its the body response
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FAQs

Q. Is sodium cromoglycate an antihistamine?

No. Sodium cromoglycate has no known effect on chemical substances called histamine or its receptors in the body

Q. Is Cromal a steroid?

It does not have structure or mechanism of action similar to steroids

Q. How does Cromal work?

It works by inhibiting the release of allergy causing chemicals from specialized cells called ‘mast cells' (present in eyes, nose, air passages, along the digestive tract etc.) and thus interferes with the development and progression of allergic reactions

Q. Does Cromal cause drowsiness?

No. Cromal does not cause drowsiness.

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References
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