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Cromoglicic Acid



Food allergy, mastocytosis, allergic rhinitis, asthma prophylaxis, allergic conjunctivitis.

How it works

Cromoglicate inhibits degranulation of mast cells, subsequently preventing the release of histamine and slow-reacting substance of anaphylaxis (SRS-A), mediators of type I allergic reactions. Cromoglicate also may reduce the release of inflammatory leukotrienes. Cromoglicate may act by inhibiting calcium influx.

Common side effects

Nausea, Pulmonary eosinophilia, Aggravation of asthma, Joint pain, Joint swelling, Bronchospasm, Cough, Dizziness, Altered taste, Headache, Nasal congestion, Rash, Urticaria, Wheezing


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)