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Disodium Cromoglycate in the Prevention of Induced Asthma

Br Med J 1969; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5651.220 (Published 26 April 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;2:220
  1. H. Herxheimer,
  2. Helga Bewersdorff

    Abstract

    In 13 patients with allergic asthma disodium cromoglycate protected fully only two from an allergen-induced asthmatic attack.

    Inhalation of disodium cromoglycate did not improve lung function in five patients with long-standing chronic asthma.

    Previous clinical trials do not show convincing evidence that this drug improves bronchial asthma in a high percentage of cases, but it seems to help a small minority of patients.