Sodium Cromoglycate

Information about Sodium Cromoglycate

Sodium Cromoglycate Uses

Sodium Cromoglycate is used in the treatment of allergic conditions and asthma.

How Sodium Cromoglycate works

Sodium Cromoglycate 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.

Common side effects of Sodium Cromoglycate

Nasal irritation, Burning sensation, Stinging sensation, Sneezing
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Last updated:
18 Feb 2020 | 11:51 AM (UTC)
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Available Medicine for Sodium Cromoglycate

CromalCipla Ltd
46 to ₹832 variant(s)
Cromogat FortePharmtak Ophtalmics India Pvt Ltd
601 variant(s)
Raycrom 4Raymed Pharmaceuticals Ltd
601 variant(s)
Verntal 4Nri Vision Care India Limited
501 variant(s)
IfiralJ B Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd
26 to ₹462 variant(s)
KazicromKaizen Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
551 variant(s)
CromzAustrak Pvt Ltd
991 variant(s)
ActalAdley Formulations
311 variant(s)
1201 variant(s)
OpticromSunways India Pvt Ltd
38 to ₹402 variant(s)

Expert advice for Sodium Cromoglycate

  • Your doctor has prescribed Sodium Cromoglycate 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.

Frequently asked questions for Sodium Cromoglycate

Sodium Cromoglycate

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 Sodium Cromoglycate a steroid?

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

Q. How does Sodium Cromoglycate 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 Sodium Cromoglycate cause drowsiness?

No. Sodium Cromoglycate does not cause drowsiness.


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