Compare Cromolyn vs. Mercaptopurine

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Relieves nasal allergy symptoms.

Intal (Cromolyn) is a good option to relieve nasal allergy symptoms when antihistamines aren't working. Good choice for pregnant women.

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Upsides
  • Treats nasal allergy symptoms.
  • Most people don't have many side effects since it works in the nose and doesn't affect the rest of your body.
  • It's a good option for pregnant women. Can also be used for kids 2 years and older.
  • Doesn't make you drowsy or dizzy.
  • No prescription is needed.
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Downsides
  • Needs to be used regularly for at least a week to see any good effects.
  • Can have an unpleasant smell or taste.
  • Can cause headaches, or burning and stinging in your nose.
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Used for
  • Acute lymphoid leukemia
  • Maintenance therapy
  • As part of combination chemotherapy
Dosage forms
  • Nasal spray
  • Pill
  • Liquid
Price
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Side effects
The Intal (Cromolyn) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Purinethol (Mercaptopurine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
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