cromolyn - oral, Gastrocrom
GENERIC NAME: CROMOLYN - ORAL (CROW-mow-lin)
BRAND NAME(S): Gastrocrom
USES: This medication is used in people with a food allergy to prevent serious reactions to foods. It is also used to treat and prevent inflammatory bowel diseases (e.g., ulcerative colitis). Cromolyn belongs to a class of medications called mast cell stabilizers. It works by preventing mast cells (cells involved with allergic/inflammatory reactions) from releasing substances (e.g., histamines) that can cause skin and gut problems.
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