Compare Cromolyn vs. Sulfasalazine
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Intal (Cromolyn) is a good option to relieve nasal allergy symptoms when antihistamines aren't working. Good choice for pregnant women.
Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine) is used to treat moderate to severe inflammatory bowel conditions. It's also used with other medicines to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
- 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.
- Can slow down the progression of your rheumatoid arthritis.
- Helps control your stomach problems if you're taking it for ulcerative colitis.
- 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.
- Requires constant lab monitoring, at least every other week when you first start using it.
- Not a good option if you have kidney or liver disease.
- If you're allergic to sulfa drugs or aspirin, you can't take Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine).
- Can interfere with lab test results, so let your doctor know if you're taking this drug.
- Interacts with a lot of different drugs and can also cause many side effects.
- Nasal spray
- Extended release
- Stomach problems13%
- Stomach pain8%
- Kidney, liver, or blood problems
- Serious skin reactions
- Serious allergic reactions
- Serious infections
- Drug interactions