Crolom review

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


Crolom is marketed as sodium cromoglicate and cromolyn sodium. This medication is useable as a nasal spray under the brand names Nasalcrom and Rynacrom, which affected roles with allergic rhinitis can use. Patients with asthma buy this medication 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 purchase this medication under the brand name Gastrocrom.

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


Dosages vary based on the condition being treated. For food allergies, this medication 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 showing results after 2 weeks.

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

Asthmatics may use Crolom as a dry powder taking a 20 milligram dosage four times a day. For the aerosol, the dosage is 10 milligrams taken four times a day. If the condition does not improve, the dosage can be increased up to 8 times a day. Dosage can be lowered to 5 milligrams taken 4 times a day after the condition has improved.


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

Patients may develop an allergic reaction to Crolom. They are advised to immediately inform a physician if they experience symptoms of allergic reaction including pruritus, rashes, skin edema, difficulty breathing and severe dizziness.


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

Patients using Crolom 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.


Crolom can affect pregnant women, but the chances are low. Patients should discuss the risks and the benefits of Crolom with their physician before taking the medication.

Crolom has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of crolom

 Molecular formula of crolom 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
 Crolom available : 100mg tablets

Generic name: Cromoglicate

Brand name(s): Aarane, Alercom, Alerion, Allergocrom, Apo-Cromolyn, Colimune, 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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