Tilade CFC Free 2mg 112 Doses/Pack
Nedocromil sodium 2mg
Anti-inflammatory (Inhaled NSAID)
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Tilade general information
What is Tilade used for?
Tilade inhaler (CFC-Free) is an inhaled medication used for long-term treatment of mild to moderate asthma, including management of chronic asthma, preventing exacerbations of asthma and exercise-induced asthma, and to prevent but not treat asthma attack. Tilade inhaler (CFC-Free) is known as a “preventer” asthma medication and is used regularly as part of an asthma management plan, which may also include a “reliever” or “rescue” medication, for use when needed. Tilade (CFC-Free) inhaler controls inflammation of the airways in response to an allergic reaction and reduces sensitivity to allergens or irritants in the air, improving lung function and reducing symptoms of asthma, including, wheezing, cough, tightness of the chest and shortness of breath.
How does Tilade work?
Tilade inhaler 2mg (CFC-Free) contains nedocromil sodium which is a non-steroidal agent, with anti-inflammatory properties, that reduces inflammation by a mechanism that is different to asthma medications containing corticosteroid. Tilade inhaler works directly on the airway walls to reduce inflammatory reactions, by Inhibiting the activation of several inflammatory cells (such as macrophages and mast cells) at the site of inflammation in the lungs and preventing them releasing chemicals (like histamine, prostaglandin and leukotrienes) that mediate the inflammatory process. The overall effect is to dampen down the inflammatory process in the airways, reducing irritation and swelling to improve airflow into the lungs. This helps to prevent symptoms of asthma caused by swollen and inflamed airways, like wheezing, cough, tightness of the chest and shortness of breath. It does not relieve bronchospasm which happens during an asthma attack and needs a “reliever” medication to open the airways.
What does Tilade contain?
Tilade inhaler 2mg (CFC-Free) contains the active ingredient nedocromil sodium which is a non-steroidal agent, with anti-inflammatory properties, used as an asthma prevention medication. It also contains Polyvinylpyrrolidone (Povidone) K30, polyethylene glycol (PEG) 600, levomenthol and the non-CFC propellant 1,1,1,2,3,3,3 - heptafluoropropane (HFA-227), which delivers 2mg nedocromil as an aerosol into your lungs each time your actuate (press down) your inhaler. Each inhaler contains at least 112 actuations.
Treating asthma with Tilade
Tilade inhaler 2mg (CFC-Free) contains nedocromil sodium which is a non-steroidal agent, with anti-inflammatory properties, that is used for long-term treatment of mild to moderate asthma, including management of chronic asthma, preventing exacerbations of asthma and exercise-induced asthma, and to prevent but not treat asthma attack. Tilade inhaler (CFC-Free) controls inflammation of the airways in response to an allergic reaction and reduces sensitivity to allergens or irritants in the air, improving lung function and reducing symptoms of asthma, including, wheezing, cough tightness of the chest and shortness of breath.
Should you take Tilade with other asthma inhalers?
Tilade inhaler (CFC-Free) is used as a long-term “preventer” medication to reduce inflammation and swelling of the airways of the lung, as part of an asthma management plan to reduce symptoms and exacerbations of asthma, and to improve lung function. Your asthma management plan may also include a bronchodilator for relief of bronchospasm, (constriction or narrowing of the bronchioles or small airways). Both are intended to be taken together, and you can also use your Tilade inhaler (CFC-Free) with another “preventer” medication, only if recommended by your doctor.
What are the side effects of Tilade?
The most commonly reported side effects when using Tilade inhaler (CFC-Free) include nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, abdominal pain, and headache, throat irritation and unpleasant taste.
What is paradoxical bronchospasm?
All inhaled asthma medications can cause paradoxical bronchospasm, which is when the inhaled medication taken to relieve bronchospasm actually makes it worse, causing wheezing, shortness of breath and tightness of the chest. If this happens you should inform your doctor and take their advice.
When should Tilade not be used?
You should not use Tilade inhaler (CFC-Free) if you:
- are allergic to nedocromil or any of the ingredients in Tilade inhaler
- are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding, without discussion with your doctor
How should Tilade be taken?
The dose of Tilade inhaler (CFC-Free) you use (how many puffs or inhalations) and how you often take it depends on the severity of your asthma and should be as recommended by your doctor. You will usually start by taking 2-4 puffs 2 to 4 times a day, which may be reduced to twice a day, if your symptoms improve. Tilade inhaler does not work immediately, but is intended as a long-term medication and may take several weeks before you feel maximum benefit. You should not stop taking your Tilade inhaler, even if you feel better.
How to use your Tilade inhaler
Follow the instruction provided with your Tilade inhaler (CFC-Free). You can use a spacer device to help you inhale correctly.
- Remove the mouthpiece cover and shake the inhaler.
- Breathe out as far as is comfortable and then place the mouthpiece in your mouth.
- Start to inhale and press down on the top of the inhaler to release a dose of nedocromil while still breathing in through your mouth until your lungs are full and then hold your breath for a few seconds.
- Remove the inhaler and breathe normally.
- Replace the mouthpiece cover.
How long should you take Tilade?
You should use for Tilade inhaler (CFC-Free) continually for as long as recommended by your doctor. You should not stop taking your Tilade inhaler, even if you feel better.
Missed dose of Tilade
If you miss a dose of Tilade inhaler (CFC-Free) take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.
How should Tilade be stored?
Your Tilade Inhaler (CFC-Free) should be stored below 30°C. Protect your inhaler from frost, it will not work properly if it gets cold and keep away from direct sunlight. Always replace the mouthpiece cover when you are not using your inhaler.