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Intal Nebulizer Solution

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Intal Nebulizer Solution

Intal® Nebulizer Solution
(cromolyn sodium) Inhalation Solution, USP

For Inhalation Use Only-Not for Injection

Intal Nebulizer Solution

DRUG DESCRIPTION

The active ingredient of INTAL Nebulizer Solution is cromolyn sodium, USP. It is an inhaled anti-inflammatory agent for the preventive management of asthma. Cromolyn

sodium is disodium 5,5'-[(2-hydroxytrimethylene)dioxy]bis[4-oxo-4H-1-benzopyran-2- carboxylate]. The empirical formula is C23H14Na2O11; the molecular weight is 512.34. Cromolyn sodium is a water soluble, odorless, white, hydrated crystalline powder. It is tasteless at first, but leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste. INTAL Nebulizer Solution (cromolyn sodium inhalation solution) is clear, colorless, sterile, and has a target pH of 5.5. The molecular structure is:

Intal (cromolyn sodium) structural formula illustration

Each 2 mL ampule of INTAL Nebulizer Solution (cromolyn sodium inhalation solution, USP) contains 20 mg cromolyn sodium, USP, in purified water.

What are the possible side effects of cromolyn sodium inhalation (Intal, Intal Inhaler)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • severe wheezing or chest tightness just after inhaling the medication;
  • skin rash, bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness; or
  • fever, swollen glands, rash or itching, joint pain, and a general ill feeling.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • dry or irritated...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 4/29/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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