Cromoptic review

Cromoptic, 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.


Cromoptic is marketed as sodium cromoglicate and cromolyn sodium. This medicament is available as a nasal spray under the brand names Nasalcrom and Rynacrom, which affected roles with allergic rhinitis can take. Patients with asthma buy this medicament under the brand name Intal, while those with allergic conjunctivitis can purchase it under the brand name Crolom, Opticrom, or Optrex. Patients with ulcerative colitis and mastocytosis purchase this medicament under the brand name Gastrocrom.

Cromoptic 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 medicament 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 medicament 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, Cromoptic is usually administered by instilling 2 drops of a 4% solution spray four times a day.

Asthmatics may take Cromoptic 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. In the event the condition does not improve, the dosage can be increased to 8 times a day. Dosage can be lowered to 5 milligrams 4 times a day after the condition has improved.


Patients 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 aggravate asthma attacks, or suffer from pulmonary infiltrates. Patients may 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 this medicament. They are advised to immediately consult a healthcare master if they experience symptoms of an allergic reaction including itching, rashes, skin edema, toilsomey breathing and severe dizziness.


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

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


Cromoptic can affect pregnant women, but the chances are low. Patients should discuss the risks and the benefits of Cromoptic with their healthcare master before taking the medicament.

Cromoptic has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of cromoptic

 Molecular formula of cromoptic 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
 Cromoptic available : 100mg tablets

Generic name: Cromoglicate

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