Tilade (Nedocromil Sodium) is indicated for regular use in patients with asthma. It works by preventing asthma attacks and other symptoms. This inhaler is only used as a preventative management option as it will not work quickly enough to provide effective relief from the symptoms of an asthma attack which is already underway. The active ingredient in this medicine is an anti-inflammatory agent which is referred to as a cromone, and its mechanism of action involves stabilizing the mast cells so as to prevent the release of histamine (a natural substance that can cause inflammation). In addition to this, the activation or release of other inflammatory cell types that can contribute to asthma symptoms (eosinophils, platelets and monocytes) can also be prevented. Treatment can therefore help to reduce inflammation inside the lungs, which allows for easier breathing while also reducing the occurrence of asthma attacks.
- Hoarse voice
- Dry mouth or unusual taste
- Pain or discomfort in the abdomen
- Coughing or irritation affecting the throat
Patients may also experience other side effects. It will be necessary to immediately consult your physician if you suffer from a worsening of your breathing symptoms or any other severe adverse reactions which have not been referenced here.
Regular use of this inhaler is needed in order for it to be effective. In general, 1 week (or more) of treatment will be necessary before it fully takes effect and the maximum positive effects are noticed.