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Cusicrom (sodium cromoglycate) - eye drops

The name of the preparation Character; dose; package Manufacturer Price 100% Price after refund In which pharmacy?
Cusicrom eye drops; 40 mg / ml (4%); 10 ml Novartis Poland 20.49 Check

Note: reimbursed drug prices are in line with the regulations in force from July 1, 2018.

The preparation contains the substance:sodium cromoglycate

The drug is available on prescription

What is Cusicrom?

Topical application to the eye (conjunctival sac) with antiallergic activity.

What does Cusicrom contain and how does it work?

The active substance is sodium cromoglycate, a substance with antiallergic activity. Sodium cromoglycate, by stabilizing mast cell membranes, inhibits the formation of allergic reactions in response to allergens. It inhibits the degranulation of mast cells, i.e. prevents the release of substances that mediate allergic reactions, such as histamine and leukotrienes. The mechanism of action of sodium cromoglycate probably consists in blocking Calcium channels associated with immunoglobulin E receptors, which inhibits the influx of calcium ions into the cell and the release of mediators. Sodium cromoglycate, administered in the form of eye drops, reduces the symptoms of acute and chronic allergic conjunctivitis, such as swelling and itching of the mucous membranes. After topical application to the conjunctival sac, the sodium cromoglycate can be minimally absorbed systemically and practically does not cause systemic side effects.

When should I use Cusicrom?

The preparation is indicated for the treatment of:
· Allergic eye diseases, such as: seasonal and all-season allergic conjunctivitis, spring keratoconjunctivitis, allergic (atopic) keratitis
· Allergies associated with the use of contact lenses.

When not to use this preparation?

Unfortunately, even if there are indications to use the preparation, it can not always be used. You can not use the preparation if you are allergic (you are hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients.

When should you take extra care with Cusicrom?

Certain diseases and other circumstances may constitute a contraindication to use or indication to change the dosage of the preparation. In some situations it may be necessary to carry out specific check-ups.
The preparation is intended only for external use, and for the conjunctival sac.
The safety of the preparation in children under the age of 4 has not been determined.
During the treatment with the preparation, soft contact lenses should not be used.
Additional information about the other ingredients of the preparation:
· The preparation contains benzalkonium chloride as a preservative, which can accumulate in soft contact lenses and destroy them (cause discoloration).

Does this preparation affect the ability to drive vehicles?
There are no data on the effect of the preparation on the ability to drive and use machines / machines.

Dosage of Cusicrom

The preparation is in the form of eye drops, for topical application to the conjunctival sac. Use the product as directed by your doctor. Do not exceed the recommended doses because it will not increase the effectiveness of the drug and may harm your health and life. If you have any doubts regarding the use of the preparation, consult a physician.
Usually, 1-2 drops are used for the conjunctival sac 4-6 times a day, at regular intervals. Symptomatic response to treatment occurs after a few days, sometimes even after 6 weeks of use.
The doctor will determine the duration of application.Typically, the drug can be used as long as the symptoms of allergy occur.
The preparation is sterile until the first opening. Do not touch any surface with the tip of the eyedropper, as this may contaminate the product and lead to eye infection. After use, the container must be sealed.

Can I use Cusicrom during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

During pregnancy, do not use any medicine without consulting your doctor!
It is very important that before using any medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding, consult a physician and explain beyond any doubt the potential risks and benefits associated with the use of the drug. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, please inform the doctor prescribing the prescription for this medicine.
Before using the product during pregnancy or during breastfeeding, please consult your doctor. The physician, after individual consideration of the benefits and risks associated with the use of the preparation, will decide whether it is appropriate to apply the preparation and recommend that special precautions be taken.

Can I use other preparations in parallel?

Tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently taken, including those that are over the counter.
There are no data on the interaction of the preparation with other drugs.
In the case of topical use of other ophthalmic preparations, a minimum of a few minutes should be allowed between each administration of medication.

What side effects can occur?

Like all medicines, Cusicrom can also cause side effects, although it will not occur in all patients who use this medicine. Remember that the expected benefits of using the drug are usually greater than the damage resulting from the occurrence of side effects.
There may be local side effects such as eye irritation, burning or pricking, transient during the first days of treatment.

Other preparations on the Polish market containing sodium cromoglycate

Alleoptical (eye drops, solution)
Allergo-COMOD (eye drops)
Allergocrom (eye drops)
CromoHEXAL (eye drops, solution)
CromoHEXAL (nasal spray, solution)
Polcrom (eye drops, solution)
Polcrom 2% (nasal spray, solution)
Vividrin (eye drops, solution)