For those with asthma, tilade may be an effective medication. It can aid in easing acute asthma symptoms and ease breathing difficulties. Tilade also aids in preventing asthma attacks. A severe episode of asthma symptoms known as an asthma attack can be fatal. The frequency and severity of asthma attacks can be lessened with tilade.
Although generally well-tolerated, tilade has some potential side effects. The most typical side effects are as follows:
• dizziness or sickness
• a lack of sleep (insomnia)
• a sore throat or mouth
uncommon negative effects include:
• Chest ache
• An unsteady heartbeat
Blood pressure problems
• Fear or trepidation
• tense muscles
Speak with your doctor if you experience any of these side effects. The majority of negative effects are minor and self-resolving. Some side effects, though, can be more severe. Tilade should be stopped right away if you experience any serious side effects, and you should also call your doctor.
Nedocromil sodium is the active component of the medication tilade. It is offered as a solution for a nebulizer or an inhaler. Also available as a generic drug is nedocromil sodium.
Tilade is typically taken in doses of two puffs four times daily by adults and children over the age of 12. The typical dosage for kids between the ages of 6 and 12 is one puff four times per day.
As needed, tilade should be used to treat asthma symptoms. It is not intended to be used frequently to stop asthma attacks. Having an albuterol inhaler on hand in case of an asthma attack is crucial if you are using Tilade as a rescue medication.
If you take herbs, vitamins, or other medications, tilade may interact with them. Even if a drug is over-the-counter, it is always advisable to let your doctor know about all the medications you are taking.
Tilade may interact with a number of medications, including:
• additional bronchodilators, like albuterol (Proair HFA, Ventolin HFA).
• Beta blockers like metoprolol (Toprol XL, Lopressor),
• diuretics like lasix (furosemide)
Not all possible interactions exist. Even if they are over-the-counter, make sure to discuss all of your medications and dietary supplements with your doctor.
Mechanism of Action
The muscles surrounding the airways are relaxed by tilade. As a result, the airways can widen, which improves airflow. As a mast cell stabilizer, nedocromil sodium stops the release of specific chemicals that may cause inflammation.
After inhalation, nedocromil sodium is quickly absorbed from the lungs and airways. Then it is broken down in the liver and eliminated in the urine. Nedocromil sodium has a half-life of approximately 9 hours.