Sodium Cromoglycate

Description

The primary ingredient of Sodium Cromoglycate is available as ophthalmic and inhalation forms. The ophthalmic form of this medicine is used for the treatment of allergic eye diseases. The inhalation forms of this medicine are used for the preventative treatment of bronchial asthma.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Sodium Cromoglycate

  • Skin rash
  • Joint pain
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Mouth and throat irritation
  • Unpleasant taste
  • Blurred vision
  • Stinging or burning sensation of eyes

Uses of Sodium Cromoglycate

What is it prescribed for?

  • Allergic eye diseases
  • Bronchial asthma
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss with the doctor all the potential risks and benefits before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss with the doctor all the potential risks and benefits before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to sodium cromoglycate or any other components present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss with the doctor all the potential risks and benefits before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss with the doctor all the potential risks and benefits before using this medicine.
General warnings

Driving or operating machinery

This medicine may cause dizziness or blurred vision in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Use in children

The ophthalmic form of this medicine is not recommended for use in children below 4 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Other medicines

Sodium Cromoglycate may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Follow all the instructions given by your doctor and administer this medicine exactly as advised. Do not administer in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any severe side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by preventing the release of histamine, a natural substance responsible for allergic reactions.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Anti-allergic agent

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://ciplamed.com/content/cromal-eye-drops

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Information on this page was last updated on 21 May 2019

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