NCLEX RN Practice Question # 412

 

(Intal)

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What is Cromolyn sodium (Intal)?

Cromolyn sodium (Intal) is an inhaled nonsteroidal antiallergy agent and a mast cell stabilizer. Undesirable side effects associated with inhalation therapy of cromolyn sodium are bronchospasm, cough, nasal congestion, throat irritation, and wheezing. Clients receiving this medication orally may experience pruritus, nausea, diarrhea, and myalgia.

 

Asthma treatment

Inhaled drugs commonly used in asthma treatment include b-adrenergic bronchodilators, cromolyn sodium, and aerosol

glucocorticoids. A, The metered-dose inhaler should not be put in the mouth but held about two fingerwidths (1½ inches) in front of the mouth. B, Alternatively, an inhaler with a spacer device can be used. Patients should breathe deeply once before activating the inhaler and then continue breathing in for about 5 seconds. Patients then should hold their breath for 10 to 15 seconds before breathing out slowly. If a second dose is needed, patients should wait 1 to 2 minutes before taking another dose.

 

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