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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

Nebulizer (Definition)

A nebulizer is a machine that turns a liquid into a mist. It is usually used for medications for asthma, cystic fibrosis, and copd, so that the medications can be ...Read more


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Hi can i use saline nebulizer solution to help break up my 1 year olds caugh?

Hi can i use saline nebulizer solution to help break up my 1 year olds caugh?

Maybe: First you have to figure out why and where he is coughing from. Is he suffering from a pneumonia, or a bronchiolitis, or asthma, or a post-nasal drip cough. You can do this in colaboration with his doc. If you just want to moisten his nasal passages make sure you're not giving him an antihistamine; that dries up the airways. ...Read more

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In case of unavailabilty of Seline solution, is it ok to use.salted boiled water in nebulizer for 2 months old baby?

In case of unavailabilty of Seline solution, is it ok to use.salted boiled water in nebulizer for 2 months old baby?

Can you purchase : distilled water and non-iodized salt? If so, you can make a sterile saline solution with ΒΌ teaspoon of salt to 1 cup of water by carefully following the directions on: https://www.seattlechildrens.org/pdf/PE610.pdf. ...Read more

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Why is cromolyn sodium solution for nebulizers no longer used?

Why is cromolyn sodium solution for nebulizers no longer used?

Not available.: This medication is no longer on the market, but i never heard a reason why. Most often, these are business decisions - even if a medication is effective, it will be discontinued if it doesn't generate enough profit for the manufacturer. With cromolyn, however, there probably wasn't enough bang for the buck; inhaled steroids are vastly more effective, and cromolyn was quite expensive. ...Read more

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Why is cromolyn sodium solution for nebulizers no longer available in the usa?

Why is cromolyn sodium solution for nebulizers no longer available in the usa?

Not profitable: So few people were using it that it became unprofitable for medication manufacturers to produce or pharmacies to stock the product. Leukotriene receptor antagonists like singulair (montelukast) & accolate, while working by different mechanisms, were found to be about as effective & safe but far more convenient to use than cromolyn. They replaced cromolyn as a non-steroidal controller medication. ...Read more

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Do I need a prescription to get 3% nebulized saline solution. If not, where can I get it?

Do I need a prescription to get 3% nebulized saline solution.  If not, where can I get it?

Ask the Pharmacist: You don't need prescription.I suggest you ask the Pharmacist if he does not have he can order it for you ...Read more

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Can i use Optical sterile normal saline drop solution in mixing Vebtolin nebulous 2.5mg for a 4yrs old kid inside a nebulizer or would water be better?

Can i use Optical sterile normal saline drop solution in mixing Vebtolin nebulous 2.5mg for a 4yrs old kid inside a nebulizer or would water be better?

Not advised: Optical sterile normal saline could have preservatives in it that should not be inhaled with the nebulized medication. The company that sells the respirator provides normal saline to be used for mixing. Water is not the same as saline and may be harsh compared to saline. In an emergency, I would recommend this recipe (including appropriate steps to clean materials). http://tinyurl.com/oacp7go ...Read more

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Can i use Optical sterile normal saline drop solution in mixing Vebtolin nebulous 2.5mg inside a nebulizer for a 4yr old or would water be better?

Can i use Optical sterile normal saline drop solution in mixing Vebtolin nebulous 2.5mg inside a nebulizer for a 4yr old or would water be better?

Mgt: Saline solution is the usual mixture. Your pharmacy can supply a bottle specifically for use with the nebulizer. I would suggest asking your PCP about an inhaler and mask/spacer device for delivery of the medication. ...Read more

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My 1 mnth baby has cold.Can I use a nebulizer to loosen the mucus but instead of ventolin, i just use saline solution home made?

Yes: You can use saline in a nebulizer and it may help to loosen the mucus, but it should be saline that is designed for use in a nebulizer (sterile) and you should take precautions to be sure the nebulizer is cleaned properly. ...Read more

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My baby spits after each nebulizer treatment, is that ok? He's on saline solution.

My baby spits after each nebulizer treatment, is that ok? He's on saline solution.

Mgt: This can occur with the bronchodilator treatments, as secretions are swallowed. If there is. any worsening of cough, I would suggest a virtual appointment and a PCP appointment. ...Read more

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