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3.3.1 Cromoglicate and related therapy

General guidance

  • A recent meta-analysis has shown that cromoglycates are not useful in the control of chronic asthma in children.
  • Cromoglicate may be useful in some teenagers with exercise induced asthma.

Recommended drugs

Sodium Cromoglicate


Drug Traffic Light Key:

Green – On Formulary

Amber – Restricted use, see local guidelines      

Purple – Specialist use/initiation

Red – Non Formulary


Relative Costs Key (where indicated):

£££££ - high

£££ - moderate

£ - low

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