Intal , known as cromolyn, is a mast cell stabilizer used to help control the wheezing and difficulties in breathing caused by asthma . It is also used to prevent trouble breathing when exercising. This drug works by blocking certain substances that contribute to inflammation in the lungs.
Intal comes as an inhaler taken by mouth, three to four times daily, or an hour before physically activities. It is suggested that you use Intal regularly to prevent breathing difficulty. It may take about 4 weeks before you feel the full benefits of taking this medicine.
Common side effects of Intal include throat irritation, hoarseness, cough, bad taste, and nausea.
Intal may sometimes be used to treat other conditions, as prescribed by your doctor.