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Cromolyn sodium, Gastrocrom, Cromoglicate, cromoglycate, cromolyn

Description

Cromolyn sodium prevents the release of inflammatory chemicals such as histamine from mast cells.

Cromolyn sodium is available as a nasal spray to treat allergic rhinitis, as an inhaler to treat asthma, as eye drops for allergic conjunctivitis, or in an oral form to treat mastocytosis)and ulcerative colitis.
Sodium cromoglicate has also been shown to reduce symptoms of food allergies, including some cases of chronic migraines

Action

Anti-inflammatory

Indications

allergic conjunctivitis, allergic rhinitis, asthma, bronchospasm prophylaxis, conjunctivitis, keratitis, keratoconjunctivitis, systemic mastocytosis, ulcerative colitis,

Side Effects

bronchospasm, cough, diarrhea, headache, lactose intolerance, nasal irritation, nausea/vomiting, ocular irritation, sneezing, throat irritation,

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