cromolyn, Nasalcrom, Gastrocrom (Intal, Opticrom are discontinued) (cont.)
Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.
Medical and Pharmacy Editor:
PRESCRIPTION: No (nasal solution). Yes (other forms)
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
PREPARATIONS: Intranasal Spray: 5.2 mg/spray; Nebulized Solution: 10 mg/ml: Opthalmic Solution: 4% (1.6 mg/drop); Oral Concentrate: 100 mg/5 ml.
STORAGE: Cromolyn should be kept at room temperature, 20 C - 25 C (68 F - 77 F).
DOSING: Cromolyn nebulized solution: 20 mg inhaled via nebulizer 2 or 4 times daily. Intranasal spray: Adults and children 2 years of age and older can use one spray in each nostril three or four times daily. If necessary, the dose may be increased to 6 times daily.
Ophthalmic (eye) solution: The usual dose in adults and children 4 years of age and older is one or two drops in each eye 4 to 6 times per day. Relief may be evident within a few days but several weeks of therapy may be required.
Oral concentrate solution: The recommended dose is 200 mg 4 times daily 30 minutes prior to meals.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: No drug interactions have been described with cromolyn.
PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies in pregnant women.
NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether cromolyn is secreted into breast milk.
Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmD
Reference: FDA Prescribing Information
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/22/2015
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