Brand Names : Intal, Intal Inhaler, Intal Syncroner, Novo-cromolyn, PMS-Sodium Cromoglycate, cromoglicic acid, cromoglycic acid, sodium cromoglicate, sodium cromoglycate
Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine,
the risks of using the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do.
This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For cromolyn inhalation,
the following should be considered:
Allergies - Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or
allergic reaction to cromolyn or to any other inhalation aerosol medicine.
Also, tell your health care professional if you are allergic to any other
substances, such as preservatives.
Pregnancy - Cromolyn has not been studied in pregnant women.
However, when taken during pregnancy to control the mother's asthma, cromolyn
has not been shown to cause birth defects or other problems in the baby. Studies
in animals have shown that cromolyn causes a reduction in the number of successful
pregnancies and a decrease in the weight of the animal fetus only when given
by injection in very large amounts. Before taking this medication, make sure
your doctor knows if you are pregnant or if you may become pregnant.
Breast-feeding - It is not known whether cromolyn passes into the
breast milk. However, this medicine has not been reported to cause problems
in nursing babies. Although most medicines pass into breast milk in small
amounts, many of them may be used safely while breast-feeding. Mothers who
are using this medicine and who wish to breast-feed should discuss this with
Children - Although there is no specific information comparing
the use of cromolyn in children with use in other age groups, this medicine
is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in children than
it does in adults. The inhalation solution form of this medicine should not
be used in children younger than 2 years of age, and the inhalation aerosol
should not be used in children younger than 5 years of age.
Older adults - Many medicines have not been studied specifically
in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly
the same way they do in younger adults. Although there is no specific information
comparing the use of cromolyn inhalation in the elderly with use in other
age groups, this medicine is not expected to cause different side effects
or problems in older people than it does in younger adults.
Other medical problems - The presence of other medical problems may affect
the use of cromolyn. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other
medical problems, especially:
Heart disease or
Irregular heartbeat - The propellants used to deliver the medicine
in the aerosol inhaler may worsen these conditions