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Sample Topic: Asthma

Asthma : Last revised in December 2013


Cromones (sodium cromoglicate and nedocromil sodium)

Advice for using an inhaled cromone

  • Advise people that inhaled sodium cromoglicate or nedocromil sodium should be used regularly, usually four times a day.
  • Cromone inhalers should not be used to relieve an acute attack of asthma.
  • If inhalation of the dry powder form of sodium cromoglicate causes bronchospasm, advise the person to use their short-acting beta2-agonist inhaler (salbutamol or terbutaline) a few minutes prior to using the sodium cromoglicate inhaler.