Compare Cromolyn vs. Theophylline

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
  • Asthma Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Exercise-induced asthma; Prophylaxis Nocturnal asthma
Dosage forms
  • Nasal spray
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • 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 Theo-24 (Theophylline) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
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