cromolyn sodium

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cromolyn sodium

[′krō·mə·lin ¦sōd·ē·əm]
(pharmacology)
C23H14Na2O11 An inhaled anti-inflammatory agent that prevents the degranulation of mast cells; effective in preventing bronchoconstriction.
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Gastrocrom works by inhibiting the release of mast cells mediators.
To obtain maximum therapeutic benefit from Gastrocrom, patients are advised to adhere closely and regularly to the recommended dosage and administration, which, for adults (13 years and older), is two ampules mixed into a glass of cold water, taken four times daily one half hour before meals and at bedtime.
The relatively few side effects reported with Gastrocrom in mastocytosis patients have been transient, and could represent symptoms of the disease itself.