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Cromolyn ophthalmic Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Cromolyn ophthalmic is also known as: Crolom, Opticrom

Cromolyn ophthalmic Pregnancy Warnings

Cromolyn ophthalmic has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Animal studies using doses up to 205 times the normal human dose have revealed no evidence of teratogenicity. Increased fetal resorption and decreased fetal weight occurred at maternotoxic parenteral doses. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy; however, data available suggest cromolyn use in human pregnancy is not associated with fetal toxicity or teratogenicity. Systemic absorption is minimal after ocular administration (0.03% of a dose). Cromolyn should only be given during pregnancy when the need has been clearly established.

Cromolyn ophthalmic Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of cromolyn into human milk. Systemic absorption is insignificant after ocular administration (0.03% of a dose). The manufacturer recommends that caution be used when administering cromolyn ophthalmic to nursing women.

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