EMAIL THIS PAGE TO A FRIEND

Sleep & breathing = Schlaf & Atmung

The actual role of sodium cromoglycate in the treatment of asthma--a critical review.


PMID 22218743

Abstract

Despite international consensus and clearly written guidelines urging wider use of corticosteroids or combinations of inhaled short- and long-acting β-agonists (SABA and LABA) and corticosteroids in persistent asthma, prescribing patterns and compliance rates fall far short of recommendations. The failure to use steroids more aggressively is due, in part, to their side effects, even with inhaled forms of the drug. There is a role for expanded use of sodium cromolyn in asthma. Its potent anti-inflammatory effects, lack of side effects, and acceptable dosing and method of delivery, as well as its special role in exercise-induced asthma, make it a very suitable choice in the initial therapy for control of asthma. Compared to SABA and LABA, cromoglycates alone are unsuspicious of being used to enhance physical performance.

Related Materials

Product #

Image

Description

Molecular Formula

Add to Cart

C0399
Cromolyn sodium salt, ≥95%
C23H14Na2O11