INDICATIONS AND USAGE: Cromolyn Sodium Oral Solution (Concentrate) 100 mg/5 mL is indicated in the management of patients with mastocytosis. Use of this product has been associated with improvement in diarrhea, flushing, headaches, vomiting, urticaria, abdominal pain, nausea, and itching in some patients.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: Cromolyn Sodium Oral Solution (Concentrate) 100 mg/5 mL is contraindicated in those patients who have shown hypersensitivity to cromolyn sodium.
ADVERSE REACTIONS: Most of the adverse events reported in mastocytosis patients have been transient and could represent symptoms of the disease. The most frequently reported adverse events in mastocytosis patients who have received Cromolyn Sodium Oral Solution (Concentrate) 100 mg/5 mL during clinical studies were headache and diarrhea, each of which occurred in 4 of the 87 patients. Pruritus, nausea, and myalgia were each reported in 3 patients and abdominal pain, rash, and irritability in 2 patients each. One report of malaise was also recorded. Other Adverse Events: Additional adverse events have been reported during studies in other clinical conditions and from worldwide postmarketing experience. In most cases the available information is incomplete and attribution to the drug cannot be determined. The majority of these reports involve the gastrointestinal system and include: diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, dyspepsia, flatulence, glossitis, stomatitis, vomiting, dysphagia, esophagospasm. Other less commonly reported events (the majority representing only a single report) include the following: Skin: pruritus, rash, urticaria/angioedema, erythema/burning, photosensitivity. Musculoskeletal: arthralgia, myalgia, stiffness/weakness of legs Neurologic: headache, dizziness, hypoesthesia, paresthesia, migraine, convulsions, flushing Psychiatric: psychosis, anxiety, depression, hallucinations, behavior change, insomnia, nervousness Heart Rate: tachycardia, premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), palpitations Respiratory: pharyngitis, dyspnea Miscellaneous: fatigue, edema, unpleasant taste, chest pain, postprandial lightheadedness and lethargy, dysuria, urinary frequency, purpura, hepatic function test abnormal, polycythemia, neutropenia, pancytopenia, tinnitus, lupus erythematosus (LE) syndrome.