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Gastrocrom Dosage

Generic name: cromolyn sodium
Dosage form: oral solution, concentrate

The information at is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your doctor or pharmacist.


The usual starting dose is as follows:

Adults and Adolescents (13 Years and Older)

Two ampules four times daily, taken one-half hour before meals and at bedtime.

Children 2-12 Years

One ampule four times daily, taken one-half hour before meals and at bedtime.

Pediatric Patients Under 2 Years

Not recommended.

If satisfactory control of symptoms is not achieved within two to three weeks, the dosage may be increased but should not exceed 40 mg/kg/day.

Patients should be advised that the effect of GASTROCROM therapy is dependent upon its administration at regular intervals, as directed.

Maintenance Dose

Once a therapeutic response has been achieved, the dose may be reduced to the minimum required to maintain the patient with a lower degree of symptomatology. To prevent relapses, the dosage should be maintained.


GASTROCROM should be administered as a solution at least 1/2 hour before meals and at bedtime after preparation according to the following directions:

  1. Break open ampule(s) and squeeze liquid contents of ampule(s) into a glass of water.
  2. Stir solution.
  3. Drink all of the liquid.