The trade name for this drug is Intal.
Cromolyn prevents episodes of wheezing by reducing the responsiveness of the airways to triggers. Examples of such triggers are pollens, exercise, and environmental pollutants.
Cromolyn is not a bronchodilator and therefore does not provide immediate relief for wheezing or an acute asthma attack.
Cromolyn can be taken with a nebulizer, metered-dose inhaler (MDI), or Spinhaler. You doctor will determine which method is best for you.
Dry mouth, cough, and irritation of the throat are infrequently reported side effects.
To prevent symptoms of asthma, cromolyn should be taken dail. Your prescribed dosage of Intal is one ampule nebulized ______ times a day or______ puffs from a metered-dose inhaler ______ times a day.