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Brand name: Intal

Intal inhaler is a brand of puffer containing the active ingredient sodium cromoglycate. It is only available with a prescription.

Intal is used to treat asthma in adults and children. Asthma is a disease where your airways become inflamed (swollen), making it difficult for you to breathe. Intal is used regularly to prevent asthma symptoms from being triggered by allergy, exercise, cold air or things that irritate your airways. It works by reducing inflammation of your airways.

Intal is a puffer, which means you breathe the medicine in. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure how to use a puffer. They may recommend that you use a device called a spacer, which makes the puffer easier to use.

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Active ingredient in this medicine: cromoglycate

Information for medicine and pack size:
Intal CFC-Free 1 mg/actuation pressurised inhalation, 200 actuations

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

The prophylactic treatment of bronchial asthma, including the prevention of exercise induced bronchospasm.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance A suspension of sodium cromoglycate in a volatile propellant contained in an aluminium can fitted with a metering valve.
Dosage Form Inhalation, pressurised
Route of administration Inhalation
Medicine schedule
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There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Aerosol Can - Metered Dose
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light,Protect from Moisture
Life time 2 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 March 2018

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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