Cromolyn Sodium also referred to as Sodium cromoglycate is the organic sodium salt form of Cromolyn. Roger Altounyan, a pharmacologist suffering from asthma, discovered it in 1965.
It is used as a nasal spray to treat allergic rhinitis, as an inhaler or nebulizer solution to treat and manage asthma, as eye drops for allergic conjunctivitis, and in oral form for allergies.
|Name of Product||Cromolyn Sodium|
|Synonyms||CROMOLYN SODIUM, Sodium cromoglycate, Disodium cromoglycate, Intal, Aarane|
|Molecular Weight||512.3 g/mol|
|2||Appearance (Colour)||Colourless or Slightly Yellow|
|3||Solubility||50 mg/ml in water|
|4||Water Content||NMT 10%|
It is a mast cell stabilizer having anti-inflammatory activity. This drug inhibits the release of inflammatory chemicals such as histamine, leukotrienes, and other substances that cause hypersensitivity reactions, from mast cells by interfering with the antigen-stimulated calcium transport across the mast cell membrane, thus ultimately preventing allergic reactions.
Headache, muscle aches and diarrhoea are the common side effects associated with Cromolyn Sodium. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice symptoms including rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, or trouble breathing.
Cromolyn Sodium | Mechanism of action, Uses & Side effects