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Allergocrom

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Allergocrom is a mast cell stabilizer that prevents the release of inflammation-inducing chemicals including histamine used to control various conditions including asthma and allergic conjunctivitis.

ALLERGOCROM ACTION

Allergocrom is marketed as sodium cromoglicate and cromolyn sodium. It is available as a nasal spray under the brand names Nasalcrom and Rynacrom, which patients suffering from allergic rhinitis can use. Patients with asthma can also buy it under the brand name Intal, while those who have allergic conjunctivitis can purchase it under the brand name Crolom, Opticrom, or Optrex. Patients with ulcerative colitis and mastocytosis can purchase it under the brand name Gastrocrom.

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

ALLERGOCROM DOSAGE

Dosages of Allergocrom vary and are prescribed based on the condition being treated. For food allergies, Allergocrom is usually prescribed to adults as 200 mg tablets four times a day. The dosage is typically 100 mg for children. Dosage may be increased if the medication is not effective after 2 weeks.

For patients with mastocytis, a 20 milligram dosage is taken 4 times a day. For patients with allergic conjunctivitis, Allergocrom is usually administered by instilling 2 drops of a 4% solution spray, taken four times a day.

Asthmatics may use Allergocrom 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. If 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 after the condition has improved.

ALLERGOCROM SIDE EFFECTS

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

Patients may also develop allergic reaction to Allergocrom. They are advised to immediately inform a physician if they experience symptoms of allergic reaction such as itching, rashes, swelling, difficulty breathing and severe dizziness.

ALLERGOCROM INTERACTIONS

Allergocrom may interact negatively when taken with other medications. Patients should tell their doctors or physicians if they are taking any medications, whether prescription or non-prescription. They are also advised not to alter the dosage of Allergocrom without the approval of their doctor or pharmacist.

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

ALLERGOCROM DURING PREGNANCY

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

Allergocrom has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of allergocrom


 Molecular formula of allergocrom 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
 Allergocrom available : 100mg tablets

Generic name: Cromoglicate

Brand name(s): Aarane, Alercom, Alerion, 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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