What is Cromolyn sodium?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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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 12 7
Asthma 6 3
Mast cell activation syndrome 4 2
Allergic rhinitis 1 1
Alopecia areata 1 1

Show all 16 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 5
None 16

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cromolyn sodium

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

Show all 14 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Cromolyn sodium

Dosage Patients
10 mg four times daily 4
1 transplant every 8 weeks 1
2 % twice daily 1
2 mL four times daily 1
4 % twice daily 1
10.4 mg daily 1
10 mg twice daily 1
5.2 mg four times daily 1
10 mg three times daily 1
20 mg twice daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Cromolyn sodium

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 5
Course of treatment ended 4
Doctor's advice 3
Other 3
Expense 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 12 patients who've stopped taking Cromolyn sodium

Duration

Currently taking Cromolyn sodium

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 4
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Cromolyn sodium

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 13
Usually 5
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 1
< $25 9
Not specified 10

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Cromolyn sodium after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Corticosteroids 1
Fluticasone (Flovent HFA) 1
Loratadine (Claritin) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Cromolyn sodium.