Generic name: CROMOLYN SODIUM 20mg in 1mL
Dosage form: oral solution, concentrate
Medically reviewed on April 23, 2018.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION: NOT FOR INHALATION OR INJECTION. SEE DIRECTIONS FOR USE.
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.
Administration: GASTROCROM should be administered as a solution at least 1/2 hour before meals and at bedtime after preparation according to the following directions:
- Break open ampule(s) and squeeze liquid contents of ampule(s) into a glass of water.
- Stir solution.
- Drink all of the liquid.
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