Aarane review

Aarane is a mast cell stabilizer that prevents the release of inflammation-inducing chemicals like histamine. It is used to control various conditions like asthma, allergic madras eye, among others.


Aarane is often marketed as sodium cromoglicate and cromolyn sodium. It is available as a nasal spray under brand names such as Nasalcrom and Rynacrom, which people suffering from allergic rhinitis can use. Those who have asthma can also buy it under the brand name Intal, while those who have allergic madras eye can purchase it under the brand name Crolom, Opticrom, or Optrex. Likewise, those who have colitis ulcerosa and mastocytosis can purchase it under the brand name Gastrocrom.

Aarane has also been proven effective in reducing symptoms of various food allergies, and in some cases, chronic migraines.


Different dosages of Aarane are prescribed according to the condition being treated. For food allergy, Aarane is given to adults as 200 mg tablets taken four times a day. The dosage is usually 100 mg for children. The dosage may be increased if the medication is not effective after 2 weeks.

For those with mastocytis, a 20 milligram dosage is taken 4 times a day. For those with allergic madras eye, Aarane is usually administered by instilling 2 drops of a 4% solution spray, taken four times a day.

Asthmatics may use Aarane as a dry powder taking a 20 milligram dosage four times a day. For the aerosol form, the dosage is 10 milligrams taken four times a day. In case the condition does not improve, the intake can be increased up to 8 times a day. This can be lowered to 5 milligrams taken 4 times a day once the condition has improved.


Users of Aarane may experience side effect ranging from skin rashes, nausea, dizziness, headache, pain and swelling in the joints, and unpleasant taste in the mouth. Users may also aggravate their asthma attacks, or suffer from pulmonary infiltrates. Others may also experience wheezing, nasal congestion, cough, and throat irritation especially after inhaling the dry powder. For those who use eye drops, there is a risk of stinging and burning in the eyes.

Users may also develop allergic reaction to Aarane. They are advised to immediately inform a physician in case they experience symptoms of allergic reaction such as itching, rashes, swelling, voicelessy breathing and severe dizziness.


Aarane may interfere when taken with other medications. Users should tell their medicos or physicians if they are taking any medications, whether prescription or non-prescription. They are also advised not to change the dosage of Aarane without the approval of their medico or pharmacist.

Those who are using Aarane for self-treatment should first clear with their physicians if they are experiencing any of these symptoms: pyrexia, sinus pain, discolored fluid discharged from the nose, and wheezing.

Aarane can also affect pregnant women, although the chances are low. Users should discuss the risks and the benefits of Aarane before taking the medication.

Aarane has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of aarane

 Molecular formula of aarane is C23H16O11
 Chemical IUPAC Name is 5-[3-(2-carboxy-4-oxochromen-6-yl)oxy-2-hydroxypropoxy]-4-oxochromene-2-carboxylicacid
 Molecular weight is 468.3665 g/mol
 Aarane available : 100mg tablets

Generic name: Cromoglicate

Brand name(s): Alercom, Alerion, Allergocrom, Apo-Cromolyn, Colimune, Crolom, Cromoglycate, Cromolyn, Cromoptic, Cromovet, Fivent, Gastrocrom, Gastrofrenal, Gen-Cromoglycate, Inostral, Intal, Introl, Irtan, Lomudal, Lomupren, Lomusol, Lomuspray, Nalcrom, Nalcron, Nasalcrom, Nasmil, Opticrom, Opticron, Rynacrom, Sofro, Vistacrom, Vividrin

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