Gastrocrom Alcohol interaction, generic name Cromolyn is also sold under many the brand names. These drugs belong to the family of drugs known as Allergy preventive and antiasthmatic.
This drug is prescribed for prevention of severe allergic reactions, including asthma, runny nose and mastoytosis. It is also prescribed for food allergies, eczema, dermatitis, chronic itching and hay fever. It may be used to treat and prevent chronic inflammatory bowel disease however other drugs are more effective for this. Cromolyn eye drops are used to treat conjunctivitis (pinkeye) and other eye irritations.
No drinking not even moderate alcohol consumption is advised while taking this drug.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that, is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before starting advise your physician of any allergies, if you have untreated or uncontrolled epilepsy, a bone marrow disorder, paralytic ileus, intestinal blockage, clozapine infection or immune suppression medication, heart disease, heart rhythm disorder, high blood pressure, history of heart attack or stroke, epilepsy, seizure, lung disease, liver disease, kidney disease, diabetes, bone marrow disorder, blood cell disorder, enlarged prostate, urinary problems, glaucoma or a history of smoking.
Do not use if allergic to this drug.
Do not use to treat an acute allergy attack as it is intended only to reduce the number of allergy attacks and their intensity.
If you have kidney or liver disease only small doses should be used.
Possible Side Effects
Most common are skin rash and itching. With capsules side effects may be, headache and diarrhea. Most capsule side effects are minor and may be attributable to the underlying condition.
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