Cromolyn use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Cromolyn: NasalCrom, Intal, Gastrocrom, Opticrom, Nasal Allergy Control, Crolom, Intal Inhaler, Nasalcrom Child

Cromolyn Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Although no published data exist on the use of cromolyn during lactation, maternal milk levels are likely to be very low and it is expected to be poorly absorbed from the infant's gastrointestinal tract. An expert panel considers use of cromolyn to be acceptable during breastfeeding.[1]

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Possible Effects on Lactation

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

References

1. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Asthma and Pregnancy Working Group. NAEPP expert panel report. Managing asthma during pregnancy: recommendations for pharmacologic treatment-2004 update. 2004;1-57. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/prof/lung/asthma/astpreg.htm

Cromolyn Identification

Substance Name

Cromolyn

CAS Registry Number

15826-37-6

Drug Class

  • Anti-Allergic Agents
  • Anti-Asthmatic Agents

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

512

Information from the National Library of Medicine's LactMed Database.

Last Revision Date

2013-09-07

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