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Is it safe to take cromolyn aerosol while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: In all of the animal and human studies no risk has been found with cromolyn. It is important to take all of your prescribed medications like your doctor tells you. Asthma can be serious for both you and your baby. If you are having trouble controlling your asthma, be sure to discuss this with your doctor.
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Yes.: Cromolyn is fda cat b during pregnancy meaning it is safe. It is also safe for breast-feeding and will not dry out your milk as antihistamines might. If you are taking it for asthma during pregnancy there might be more effective (and still safe) medications that will better control your asthma, however. Discuss this issue with your physician.

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