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What should I know about cromolyn inhalation aerosol?

Cromolyn inhalation aerosol is used to help prevent asthma attacks. You should not use it to treat an asthma attack once one has begun. Instead, use a fast-acting inhaler (a rescue inhaler). You should not stop using cromolyn inhalation aerosol abruptly, as this can make your asthma worse. It is important to use cromolyn inhalation aerosol regularly, as prescribed by your doctor, to get the best benefit. You may need to use it for several weeks before you see results. Your doctor may need to adjust your dosage if you are sick, under stress or have had a recent asthma attack. You should never adjust dosage on your own. You may not be able to use this medication if you have kidney problems. After using the cromolyn inhalation aerosol, rinse your mouth out to help prevent mouth sores. This medication is not approved for children under five years of age.

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