Gastrocrom (Oral)


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GASTROCROM AND BEHAVIOR CHANGES


MY 4 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER IS ON GASTROCROM TWO VIALS A HALF AN HR BEFORE BREAKFAST AND BEFORE DINNER. MY QUESTION IS SHE IS HAVING SOME BEHAVIOR PROMBLEMS AND I WANT TO KNOW COULD IT BE THE MEDICATION BECAUSE THIS ALL IS HAPPENING AT THE SAME TIME SINCE ...
by CAROLYN in PITTSBURGH, 10/03/2006

Gastrocrom (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Gastrocrom (Oral)

Gastrocrom (Oral) Medication Classification

CROMOLYN (By mouth)

Gastrocrom (Oral) Brandname

Gastrocrom

Gastrocrom (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Cromolyn (KROE-moe-lin) Treats mastocytosis.

When To Not Use Gastrocrom (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to cromolyn.

How Should You Use Gastrocrom (Oral)

Capsule, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • This medicine works best when you use it at evenly spaced times during the day. Use the medicine 30 minutes before meals and at bedtime, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
  • This medicine needs to be mixed with only water before you use it. Do not mix the medicine with juice, milk, food, or anything else.
  • To use the liquid: Do not use the liquid if it is cloudy or colored. Pour an 8-ounce (1 cup) glass of water. Break open the ampule (medicine tube) and squeeze all of the liquid into the glass of water. Stir well. Drink all of this mixture to make sure you get all of the medicine.
  • To use the capsule: Do not swallow the capsule whole. Pour a 4-ounce (1/2 cup) glass of hot water. Open the capsule and pour all of the powder into the water. Stir until all of the medicine is dissolved (mixed with the water). Then pour another 4 ounces (1/2 cup) of cold water into the glass. Drink all of this mixture to make sure you get all of the medicine.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Use any remaining doses for the day at evenly spaced times.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Proper Gastrocrom (Oral) Storage

Store Gastrocrom (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Gastrocrom (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Gastrocrom (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Gastrocrom (Oral) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breast feeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have liver disease or kidney disease.

Gastrocrom (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Fast or uneven heartbeat.
  • Trouble breathing.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain.
  • Headache.
  • Itching, rash.
  • Muscle aches.

Gastrocrom (Oral) Ratings

Overall Rating:

4.0****

 

(based on 4 reviews)

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