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Cromolyn (Inhalation)

Brand Names : Intal, Intal Inhaler, Intal Syncroner, Novo-cromolyn, PMS-Sodium Cromoglycate, cromoglicic acid, cromoglycic acid, sodium cromoglicate, sodium cromoglycate

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • Anti-inflammatory, nonsteroidal, inhalation
  • antiallergic, inhalation
  • asthma prophylactic
  • mast cell stabilizer

Cromolyn (KROE-moe-lin) is used to prevent the symptoms of asthma. When it is used regularly, cromolyn lessens the number and severity of asthma attacks by reducing inflammation in the lungs. Cromolyn is also used just before exposure to conditions or substances (for example, exercise, allergens, such as pollen, aspirin, chemicals, cold air, or air pollutants) that cause bronchospasm (wheezing or difficulty in breathing). Cromolyn will not help an asthma or bronchospasm attack that has already started.

Cromolyn may be used alone or with other asthma medicines, such as bronchodilators (medicines that open up narrowed breathing passages) or corticosteroids (cortisone-like medicines).

Cromolyn inhalation works by acting on certain inflammatory cells in the lungs to prevent them from releasing substances that cause asthma symptoms or bronchospasm.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage forms:

  • Capsules for inhalation (Canada)
  • Inhalation aerosol (U.S. and Canada)
  • Inhalation solution (U.S. and Canada)

It is very important that you read and understand the following information. If any of it causes you special concern, check with your doctor. Also, if you have any questions or if you want more information about this medicine or your medical problem, ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Intal

In Canada -

  • Intal
  • Intal Inhaler
  • Intal Syncroner
  • Novo-cromolyn
  • PMS-Sodium Cromoglycate

Generic name product may be available in the U.S.

Other commonly used names are cromoglicic acid , cromoglycic acid , sodium cromoglicate , and sodium cromoglycate .


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