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What is Sodium Cromoglycate (Cromolyn) used for?

Sodium Cromoglycate (Cromolyn) ophthalmic solution is used to relieve and prevent symptoms caused by certain allergic eye conditions such as vernal keratoconjunctivitis, vernal conjunctivitis, and vernal keratitis. This anti-allergy agent relieves symptoms such as eye inflammation, redness, tearing, itching, and discharge. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Sodium Cromoglycate (Cromolyn)?

The dosage of Sodium Cromoglycate (Cromolyn) prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Before applying Sodium Cromoglycate (Cromolyn) eye drops, wash your hands first. Do not let the dropper tip touch your eye or any other surface.

What if you miss a dose of Sodium Cromoglycate (Cromolyn)?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Sodium Cromoglycate (Cromolyn) medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Sodium Cromoglycate (Cromolyn)?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Sodium Cromoglycate (Cromolyn), seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Sodium Cromoglycate (Cromolyn)?

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Sodium Cromoglycate (Cromolyn), and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Sodium Cromoglycate (Cromolyn) can interact with other eye medications.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Sodium Cromoglycate (Cromolyn)?

Like other medicines, Sodium Cromoglycate (Cromolyn) can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Sodium Cromoglycate (Cromolyn) are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Sodium Cromoglycate (Cromolyn) cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Sodium Cromoglycate (Cromolyn) develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Sodium Cromoglycate (Cromolyn) can cause side effects such as eye burning or stinging. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Sodium Cromoglycate (Cromolyn).

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Sodium Cromoglycate (Cromolyn)?

Is it possible for me to use Sodium Cromoglycate (Cromolyn) with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Sodium Cromoglycate (Cromolyn)?
What are the possible drug interactions of Sodium Cromoglycate (Cromolyn)?
How will Sodium Cromoglycate (Cromolyn) work in my body?
How should Sodium Cromoglycate (Cromolyn) be used?
How to reduce the risk of Sodium Cromoglycate (Cromolyn) drug interactions and side effects?

Note

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Sodium Cromoglycate (Cromolyn) is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

 

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