Brand Names : Children's Nasalcrom, Nasalcrom, Apo-Cromolyn, Cromolyn Nasal Solution, Gen-Cromoglycate, sodium cromoglycate
- Antiallergic, nasal
- Mast cell stabilizer, nasal
Cromolyn (KROE-moe-lin) nasal solution is used to help prevent or
treat the symptoms (sneezing, wheezing, runny nose, itching) of seasonal (short-term)
or chronic (long-term) allergic rhinitis. Cromolyn powder for nasal inhalation
is used to help prevent seasonal (short-term) allergic rhinitis.
This medicine works by acting on certain cells in the body, called mast
cells, to prevent them from releasing substances that cause the allergic reaction.
When cromolyn is used to treat chronic (long-term) allergic rhinitis, an
antihistamine and/or a nasal decongestant may be used with this medicine,
especially during the first few weeks of treatment.
Nasal cromolyn is available without a prescription in the U.S., however,
in Canada, it requires a prescription from your doctor. It is available in
the following dosage forms:
Nasal solution (U.S. and Canada)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
- Children's Nasalcrom
In Canada -
- Cromolyn Nasal Solution
Another commonly used name is sodium cromoglycate