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Intal compound for asthma

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Intal compound is a new preparation for asthma marketed by Fisons Pharmaceuticals. Before it was launched the parent company told a newspaper ‘we believe it to be 100% effective’,1 but this statement was probably aimed at investors rather than doctors or patients. The preparation is a mixture of disodium cromoglycate 20 mg, isoprenaline sulphate 0.1 mg and lactose and is dispensed as a fine powder in a capsule for release from a special inhaler.

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