CROMOLYN SODIUM helps reduce inflammation. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of asthma. It is also used to prevent bronchospasm from exercise or irritants. Never use this medicine to treat an acute asthma attack.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions: -kidney disease -liver disease -an unusual or allergic reaction to cromolyn, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives -pregnant or trying to get pregnant -breast-feeding
Use this medicine in a power-driven nebulizer with an adequate airflow rate. The nebulizer must have a suitable face mask or mouthpiece. Nebulizers make a liquid into an aerosol that you breathe in through your mouth or your mouth and nose into your lungs. You will be taught how to use your nebulizer. Do not take this medicine as a solution by mouth. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years old for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Interactions are not expected. Do not mix other medicines in the nebulizer with this one, unless advised by your doctor to do so.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better. If your symptoms get worse or if you need your short-acting inhalers more often, call your doctor right away. If you get a bitter or unpleasant taste in your mouth, gargle or rinse your mouth after you use this medicine. If you use this medicine to prevent a bronchospasm from exercise or an irritant, use it shortly before exposure.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue -breathing problems -dizziness -fever -infection -joint pain, swelling -redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth -unusually weak or tired Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -bad taste -cough -nose bleed, irritation -stomach upset, nausea -stuffy nose, sneezing.