Top
15
Doctor insights on: Intal

Share
Dr. Andrew Berry
10 Doctors shared insights

Intal (Overview)

Intal is an asthma agent which is a kind of lung drug.


Dr. Andrew Berry
10 Doctors shared insights

Intal (Overview)

Intal is an asthma agent which is a kind of lung drug.


2

2
Why was intal (cromolyn) inhaler removed from the market? I used to use it, and it helped.

Why was intal (cromolyn) inhaler removed from the market? I used to use it, and it helped.

No: Intal (cromolyn) is a mast cell stablizer and has stopped being produced because it only came as a cfc inhaler. Once it was mandated that all inhalers be hfa-based, it stopped being stocked in us pharmacies. The company who made it did not pursue making it as an hfa. Some of my patients have been able to get it through canada. ...Read more

3

3
How effective is intal (cromolyn sodium) whenused in a nebulizer?

How effective is intal (cromolyn sodium) whenused in a nebulizer?

Fair: Cromolyn is effective for a subclass of patients with asthma. We lack a blood or other test to identify those persons who are likely to respond so you have to try everyone. The trial requires administration 4x/day for 30 days. Its hard for many people to stay on this schedule so some people who might be helped do not benefit. Once shown to work some folks can take cromolyn 3x or twice a day. ...Read more

6

6
Why was the intal (cromolyn) inhaler removed from the market?

Why was the intal (cromolyn) inhaler removed from the market?

Pharmaceutical: The pharmaceutical company that produced it decided to stop making it because they had a problem with the propellant and the need to reformulate it to an hfa type of inhaler. ...Read more

7

7
Why was intal (cromolyn) inhaler removed from the market? I used to use it, and it helped.

No: Intal (cromolyn) is a mast cell stablizer and has stopped being produced because it only came as a cfc inhaler. Once it was mandated that all inhalers be hfa-based, it stopped being stocked in us pharmacies. The company who made it did not pursue making it as an hfa. Some of my patients have been able to get it through canada. ...Read more

8

8
What is the definition or description of: Intal (cromolyn) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Intal (cromolyn) allergy?

Not likely: Cromolyn is medication that stabilizes the mast cells. This prevents allergy. It is unlikely that allergy to this would develop. ...Read more

9

9
How effective is intal (cromolyn sodium) whenused in a nebulizer?

Fair: Cromolyn is effective for a subclass of patients with asthma. We lack a blood or other test to identify those persons who are likely to respond so you have to try everyone. The trial requires administration 4x/day for 30 days. Its hard for many people to stay on this schedule so some people who might be helped do not benefit. Once shown to work some folks can take cromolyn 3x or twice a day. ...Read more

10

10
Is there a replacement for intal (cromolyn) inhaler they used to sell for asthmatics?

Is there a replacement for intal (cromolyn) inhaler they used to sell for asthmatics?

No: Intal (cromolyn) is a mast cell stablizer and has stopped being produced because it only came as a cfc inhaler. Once it was mandated that all inhalers be hfa-based, it stopped being stocked in us pharmacies. The company who made it did not pursue making it as an hfa. Some of my patients have been able to get it through canada. ...Read more

11

11
What are intal and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) turbuhaler for?

What are intal and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) turbuhaler for?

Asthma controllers: Both are used as medications that control the underlying inflammation of asthma. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) also contains a long-acting bronchodilator that provides immediate relief of asthma symptoms. Cromolyn does not do this. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is much more effective. Cromolyn is a bit safer. The difference is moot. Cromolyn (intal) is no longer available on the american market. ...Read more

12

12
Is this free?

Is this free?

Yes, this is free if: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services include virtual medicine appointments) ...Read more

13

13
Are you free?

Are you free?

Yes, this is free if: If you do not request premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services are personal consultations for a fee.) ...Read more

14

14
Who gets omg?

Who gets omg?

Can you clarify?: Omg is a texting-age expression "oh my god" but used even by secularists to express amazement and dismay at once. It's no medical acronym that I recognize though there are some trashy websites preseting medical freaks as having "omg disease". To which disease are you referring? Someone on healthtap will be happy to answer. ...Read more

15

15
Is this live?

Yes and No: There are doctors on here all of the time. Your questions may get answered immediately or be answered later, depending on the expertise of the doctors online at the time and whether they see your question. ...Read more

Find us on Facebook