Generic Name : Cromolyn Sodium Oral Inhalation Pronunciation : kroe' moe lin Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Asthmatics ICD Code : Y55.6
International- Intal. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an inhaled anti-inflammatory agent, prescribed for asthma attacks due to exercise, allergies and other factors. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Inhalation- The recommended initial dose is two metered inhalations four times daily at regular intervals. How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution and as an aerosol to inhale by mouth. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* Patient may develop with increased risk of severe allergic reactions; if it so consult with your doctor.
* It is not useful for status asthmaticus. Side Effects :
Respiratory- Throat and air passage irritation, bad taste, increased cough, difficulty in breathing, wheezing, sneezing and stuffy nose.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature. Protect it from heat, light and moisture. Keep away from children.
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