Intal Inhaler Side Effects
Generic Name: cromolyn
Note: This document contains side effect information about cromolyn. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Intal Inhaler.
For the Consumer
Applies to cromolyn: oral capsule, oral solution
Other dosage forms:
Along with its needed effects, cromolyn (the active ingredient contained in Intal Inhaler) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking cromolyn:Rare
- difficulty in swallowing
- hives or itching of skin
- swelling of face, lips, or eyelids
- wheezing or difficulty in breathing
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking cromolyn:Less common
Some side effects of cromolyn may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:More common
Note: If the above side effects occur in patients with mastocytosis, they are usually only temporary and could be symptoms of the disease.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to cromolyn: compounding powder, inhalation aerosol with adapter, inhalation solution, nasal spray, oral capsule, oral solution
Adverse reactions following use of this drug are rare; headache and diarrhea have been reported following oral use, while cough, nasal congestion, sneezing and wheezing have been reported with oral inhalation.[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Pharyngitis, dyspnea, cough, nasal congestion, sneezing, wheezing, nasal itching, nose bleed, nose burning
Postmarketing reports: Bronchospasm, pulmonary infiltrates with eosinophilia, hoarseness[Ref]
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Abdominal pain, nausea,
Frequency not reported: Diarrhea, constipation, dyspepsia, flatulence, glossitis, stomatitis, vomiting, dysphagia, oesophagospasm, unpleasant taste, stomachache, mild throat irritation
Postmarketing reports: Swollen parotid gland[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Abnormal hepatic function test[Ref]
Postmarketing reports: Lacrimation[Ref]
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2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
4. "Product Information. Gastrocrom (cromolyn (sodium cromoglycate))." Celltech Pharmaceuticals Inc, Rochester, NY.
Some side effects of Intal Inhaler may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
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