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There is no clinical syndrome associated with an overdosage of cromolyn sodium. In several animal species acute toxicity with cromolyn sodium occurs only with very high exposure levels. No deaths occurred at the highest oral doses tested in mice, 8,000 mg/kg (approximately 5,100 and 2,700 times the maximum recommended daily inhalation doses in adults and children, respectively, on a mg/m2 basis) or in rats, 8,000 mg/kg (approximately 10,000 and 5,400 times the maximum recommended daily inhalation doses in adults and children, respectively, on a mg/m2 basis).
Intal Inhaler (cromolyn sodium inhalation aerosol) is contraindicated in those patients who have shown hypersensitivity to cromolyn sodium or other ingredients in this preparation.This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
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