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Intal

(Cromolyn)

  • Nasal spray
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Relieves nasal allergy symptoms.

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Our pharmacists’ bottom line

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

  • 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.
  • 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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Side effects for Intal (Cromolyn)

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These are side effects of Intal (Cromolyn) reported to the FDA by people taking it, and by doctors and pharmacists.

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What to expect when you take Intal (Cromolyn)

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • Works best when used one week before exposure to allergens. It takes about 1 to 2 weeks until you feel the full effects.
  • Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure you know how to use this nose spray. Don't use more than recommended.
  • Shake the spray gently and clear your nose before each use.
  • Before using it for the first time, prime the spray pump until you see a fine mist.
  • Breathe in slowly as you're spraying. Wait a few minutes before blowing your nose if needed.

Tips from pharmacists and people taking Intal (Cromolyn)

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The FDA category for this medication is B. It is advised that you: Probably safe
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  • Doesn't make you drowsy or dizzy.