cromone


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cro·mone

(krō'mōn)
Class of drugs that prevents release of histamine from mast cells; useful in prophylaxis of respiratory allergies and asthma but lacking in antiinflammatory effect.
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Current treatment options include temporary symptom suppression with antihistamines, corticosteroids and cromones, or long-term whole allergen immunotherapy, which can require treatment for three to five years and has the potential to induce life-threatening anaphylactic reactions.
A comparative study of common asthma medications showed that beta-agonists are the most potent reducers of exercise-triggered asthma; the next most effective were the cromones, such as nedocromil sodium (Tilade) and cromolyn sodium (Intal) (14) (Figure 4).
Current treatment options include temporary symptom suppression with antihistamines, corticosteroids and cromones, or long-term whole allergen immunotherapy, which can take three - five years and has the potential to induce life-threatening anaphylactic reactions.