Prescription or OTCLower-cost generic available

Intal

(Cromolyn)

Prescription or OTCLower-cost generic available
  • Nasal spray
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Relieves nasal allergy symptoms.

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Our bottom line

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.

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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Common concerns from people taking Intal (Cromolyn)

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  • Doesn't make you drowsy or dizzy.