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    Sodium Cromoglycate

    Information about Sodium Cromoglycate

    Sodium cromoglycate uses

    Sodium Cromoglycate is used in the treatment of allergic eye disease.

    How sodium cromoglycate works

    The Sodium Cromoglycate works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that may cause inflammation, spasm of muscles of the airways and other symptoms of asthma and allergies.

    Common side effects of sodium cromoglycate

    Vomiting, Nausea, Blurred vision, Chest tightness, Headache, Skin rash, Stinging in the eyes, Throat irritation

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    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 27 March, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)