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cromolyn sodium

Posted by BW on December 07, 1998 at 16:59:32:

walt, have you ever heard of using cromolyn sodium ( gastrocrom) to reduce food allergy symptoms. one doctor i came across said he prescribes it to be taken before meals for this purpose. i know that it inhibits the release of mediators from sensitized mast cells and is usually used to treat mastocytosis. any validity for food allergies ? any downside/ is it a dangerous drug? i also remember that it is poorly absorbed from the intestinal tract. thanks.

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Re: cromolyn sodium

Posted by Walt Stoll on December 08, 1998 at 12:53:52:

In Reply to: cromolyn sodium posted by BW on December 07, 1998 at 16:59:32:

Hi, BW.

I used Cromolyn Sodium 30 years ago, when itr first came out (and before I knew anything else could be done for allergies) because it was among the safest stuff one could use. Of course, as you know, it does nothing about curing the condition----only suppressing the symptoms.

I wouldn't hesitate to use it for symptoms while dealing with the LGS causes.


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