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Cromal Eye Drop

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Overview

Introduction

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. Follow the instructions given by your doctor and use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit. You should gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid and wipe off extra liquid.  Always wash your hands and do not touch the end of the dropper. This could infect your eye. Make sure you remove contact lenses if you wear them and wait for at least 15 minutes before putting them back.  Never use a bottle if the seal is broken before you use it for the first time. You must consult with your doctor if symptoms does not get improved within 2 days or medicine is required for a longer period.

It is generally safe to use, but you might experience Stinging sensation after using the medicine. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them.

Do not use this medicine, if you have an eye problem (glaucoma) and untreated eye infection. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. This medicine is usually not safe to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding, ask from the doctor if required. 

Uses of Cromal Ophthalmic Solution

Side effects of Cromal Ophthalmic Solution

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.

Safety Advice

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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Cromal Eye Drop during breastfeeding 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

Quick Tips

  • 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

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I am suffering from gritty eye Sensation of having sand under eye lid I was suffering from eye allergy before 1 year , and have used 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 dryness I have no itching only sand feeling inside eye lid
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
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
My i lids have swolen due to some alergy. What medecin i should take and can i do ice massage on it
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
zymar 0.3%eye drop 2drops in each eye 3 times a day , it contain gatifloxacin, if u allergic to it donot take
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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
  1. Sodium Cromoglycate. Fareham Hants: FDC International Ltd.; 2007 [revised 22 Jun. 2016]. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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