Cromolyn sodium is an anti-inflammatory medication. It works by preventing the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.
Cromolyn sodium oral is used to treat the symptoms of a condition called mastocytosis, which can cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headaches, stomach pain, itchy skin, and flushing (warmth or redness under the skin).
Difficulty in swallowing
increased wheezing or difficulty in breathing
itching of skin
low blood pressure
shortness of breath
swelling of face, lips, or eyelids
tightness in chest
Some of the side effects that can occur with cromolyn may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:
throat irritation or dryness
(cromolyn sodium) oral solution, concentrate