The Daily PANCE and PANRE Question 22

A patient is experiencing an acute exacerbation of asthma. Which of the following drugs would be the least useful in the management of this asthma attack?

A. albuterol
B. cromolyn sodium
C. prednisone
D. theophylline
E. epinephrine

Answer: B

Cromolyn sodium

Cromolyn is a mast cell stabilizer and must be present in the system PRIOR to the symptoms. It would be useless in a patient already having symptoms.

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