What is Cromolyn sodium?

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Cromolyn sodium is available as an inhalant for asthma and exercise-induced bronchospasm; over the counter intranasal spray for seasonal and allergic rhinitis; oral solution for food allergies and inflammatory bowel disease; and as an ophthalmic solution for conjunctivitis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Seasonal allergy 42 9
Mast cell activation syndrome 8 4
Asthma 7 3
Eosinophilic gastroenteritis 3 0
Allergic rhinitis 1 1

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  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 6
None 20

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cromolyn sodium

Side effect Patients Percentage
Diarrhea 2
Abdominal pain 1
Bad taste in mouth 1
Burning sensation in eyes 1
Constipation 1
Flatulence 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Cromolyn sodium

Dosage Patients Percentage
2 % twice daily 1
30 mg daily 1
10 mg four times daily 1
200 mg four times daily 1
2 x 100 mg/5ml four times daily 1
3 x 100 mg/5ml four times daily 1
4% as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Cromolyn sodium

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 6
Course of treatment ended 4
Other 4
Doctor's advice 3
Expense 2
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 14 patients who've stopped taking Cromolyn sodium

Duration

Currently taking Cromolyn sodium

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Cromolyn sodium

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 17
Usually 6
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 1
< $25 9
Not specified 15

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Cromolyn sodium after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Beclomethasone inhaler (Qvar) 1
Corticosteroids 1
Fluticasone (Flovent) 1
Loratadine (Claritin) 1
Mometasone nasal (Nasonex) 1

Patients stopped taking Cromolyn sodium and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Beclomethasone inhaler (Qvar) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Cromolyn sodium.