Intal (Sodium Cromoglycate)
What is Intal (Sodium Cromoglycate) used for?
Intal (Sodium Cromoglycate) is used to prevent asthma attacks. This drug contains the active ingredient sodium cromoglycate, that helps to inhibit the activity of histamine, which in turn reduces inflammation in the lungs, thereby making it easier to breathe. This drug can also be used to help prevent shortness of breath occurring as a result of exercise.
How should I use Intal (Sodium Cromoglycate)?
Intal (Sodium Cromoglycate) should be inhaled directly. Some patients may be directed by their physician to take 4 to 8 puffs daily. If this drug is being taken as a maintenance dosage, the dosage is 2 to 8 puffs at regular intervals each day. As the dosage varies considerably, patients should always consult their physician before taking this medication, so that the exact dosage required to treat their particular medical condition can be prescribed.
What are the side effects of Intal (Sodium Cromoglycate)?
Some side effects which have been reported by patients taking Intal (Sodium Cromoglycate) include:
Consult your physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Intal (Sodium Cromoglycate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, especially liver disease, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.