Cromovet review

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


Cromovet is marketed as sodium cromoglicate and cromolyn sodium. Cromovet is available as a nasal spray under the brand names Nasalcrom and Rynacrom, which patients with allergic rhinitis can take. Patients with asthma buy this medication under the brand name Intal, while patients with 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.

Cromovet 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 often prescribed to adults as 200 mg tablets four times a day. The dosage is often 100 mg for children. Dosage can be increased if the medication is not showing results after 2 weeks.

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

Asthmatics take Cromovet 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 swelling 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 patients using eye drops, there is a risk of stinging and burning in the eyes.

Patients may develop an allergic reaction to this medication. They are advised to immediately consult a healthcare professional if they experience symptoms of an allergic reaction including itching, rashes, swelling, difficulty breathing and severe dizziness.


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

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


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

Cromovet has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of cromovet

 Molecular formula of cromovet 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
 Cromovet available : 100mg tablets

Generic name: Cromoglicate

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