Which medications in the drug class Mast cell stabilizers are used in the treatment of Mastocytosis?

Updated: Jun 07, 2018
  • Author: Jacquiline Habashy, DO, MSc; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Mast cell stabilizers

Cromolyn is a mast cell stabilizer that improves diarrhea, flushing, headaches, vomiting, urticaria, abdominal pain, nausea, and itching in some patients.

Cromolyn sodium (Gastrocrom)

Cromolyn sodium inhibits degranulation of sensitized mast cells following exposure to specific antigens. It is available as an oral concentrate solution in 5-mL ampules to mix with water and is administered at least 30 minutes before eating. Each 5-mL ampule contains 100 mg of cromolyn sodium, USP, in purified water. Each foil pouch contains 8 ampules.


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