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Allergocrom (sodium cromoglycate) - eye drops

The name of the preparation Character; dose; package Manufacturer Price 100% Price after refund In which pharmacy?
Allergocrom eye drops; 20 mg / g; 10 ml Ursapharm 7.99 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 without a prescription

What is Allergocrom?

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

What does Allergocrom 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 to use Allergocrom?

The preparation is indicated for acute and chronic allergic conjunctivitis.

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.

Take special care with Allergocrom?

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.
People who use hard contact lenses should consult an ophthalmologist to clarify whether they can use lenses during allergic conjunctivitis. If the doctor permits their use, the eyes should be removed before the eyes are instilled and wait at least 15 minutes before putting them on again. The use of soft contact lenses, due to the content of benzalkonium chloride in the preparation, is contraindicated.
Additional information about the other ingredients of the preparation:
· The preparation contains benzalkonium chloride as a preservative, which can deposit in soft contact lenses and destroy them (cause discolorations); people who use hard contact lenses should remove them from instillation and wait at least 15 minutes before putting them on again.

Does this preparation affect the ability to drive vehicles?
Transient visual disturbances may occur after the preparation, which may prolong reaction time and impair the ability to drive vehicles and operate machinery / equipment.

Dosage of Allergocrom

The preparation is in the form of eye drops, for topical application to the conjunctival sac. Use the preparation as recommended.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 drop into the conjunctival sac 4 times a day.
Treatment should not be interrupted after the symptoms have resolved, they should be continued until the contact with the allergen (eg pollen, dust) stops.
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 Allergocrom 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.
Before using the product during pregnancy or during breastfeeding, please consult your doctor. The doctor, after individual consideration of the benefits and risks associated with the use of the preparation, will decide whether it is appropriate to use the preparation and recommend appropriate precautions.

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, Allergocrom can cause side effects, although they 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.
Local side effects such as eye irritation, burning sensation, feeling of foreign body presence, congestion and swelling of the conjunctiva may occur.

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