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Cromolyn Disease Interactions

There is 1 disease interaction with cromolyn.


Cromolyn (applies to cromolyn) renal/liver disease

Minor Potential Hazard, Low plausibility. Applicable conditions: Renal Dysfunction

Systemically absorbed cromolyn is eliminated almost equally by renal and biliary routes. Although less than 1% of an orally ingested dose and approximately 8% of an orally inhaled dose is systemically available, the manufacturers recommend that a dosage reduction be considered in patients with impaired renal or hepatic function.


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Cromolyn drug interactions

There is 1 drug interaction with cromolyn.

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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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