TILADE® CFC-free is indicated in the
treatment of bronchial asthma (whether extrinsic or
intrinsic in nature, and including asthmatic
bronchitis, late onset asthma, exercise induced
asthma, and bronchospasm provoked by a variety of
stimuli such as cold air, inhaled allergens,
atmospheric pollutants and other irritants). TILADE®
CFC-free is intended for regular prophylactic
treatment and not for symptomatic relief.
In the management of asthma, TILADE®
CFC-free improves pulmonary function, reduces the
frequency and severity of attacks and reduces
bronchospasm, cough and bronchial
In patients already receiving treatment for their
asthma, TILADE® CFC-free can be given in
addition to all existing therapies and will in many
cases provide added therapeutic benefit. Having
established this benefit of TILADE®
CFC-free, it may be possible to gradually reduce or
eliminate concomitant therapy.
Most important fact about this drug
Tilade must be used regularly to be effective,
even if you have no symptoms. It improves your
condition, but won't help during an acute attack.
should you take this medication?
Proper inhalation of Tilade is essential for it
to be effective. Make sure you understand how to use
the medication correctly, and take exactly the
amount prescribed. It may be a week or more before
you feel the full effect.
Tilade Inhaler should not be used with other
Avoid spraying the medication in your eyes.
--If you miss a dose...
To work properly, Tilade must be inhaled every
day at regular intervals. If you miss a dose, take
it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for
your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back
to your regular schedule. Do not take double doses.
Store Tilade Inhaler at room temperature. Because
the contents are under pressure, do not puncture,
incinerate, or place near heat.
What side effects may occur?
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any
develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor
as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine
if it is safe for you to continue using Tilade.
- More common side effects may include:
Chest pain, coughing, fever, headache, nausea,
inflamed nose and sinuses, sore throat, unpleasant
taste, upper respiratory tract infection, wheezing
- Less common side effects may include:
Abdominal pain, bronchitis, conjunctivitis
(pinkeye), Diarrhea, difficult or laboured
breathing, dizziness, dry mouth, fatigue,
increased sputum, indigestion, rash, viral
should this drug not be prescribed?
Tilade Inhaler should not be used if you are
sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction
to nedocromil sodium or any of Tilade's other
ingredients. Make sure your doctor is aware of any
drug reactions you have experienced.
Special warnings about this medication
This medication will not stop an asthma attack.
However, you should continue to take it during an
attack, along with a bronchodilator (a medication
that increases air flow to your lungs) to relieve
the acute symptoms.
If your symptoms do not improve or get worse,
call your doctor right away; don't try increasing
the dose to make the medication work.
Medications that are inhaled can cause coughing
and wheezing in some people. If you experience these
symptoms, stop taking Tilade and notify your doctor
Possible food and drug interactions when taking this
No interactions have been reported.
Special information if you are pregnant or
The effects of Tilade during pregnancy have not
been adequately studied. If you are pregnant or plan
to become pregnant, notify your doctor immediately.
Tilade may appear in breast milk and could affect a
nursing infant. If this medication is essential to
your health, your doctor may advise you to
discontinue breastfeeding until your treatment is
ADULTS AND CHILDREN 12 YEARS OF AGE AND OVER
The recommended dose is 2 inhalations 4 times a
day at regular intervals. If you are doing well on
that dosage, your doctor may try reducing the dose
after a time.
The safety and effectiveness of Tilade Inhaler
have not been established in children under 6 years
A dangerous reaction is unlikely. However, any
medication taken in excess can have serious
consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek
medical attention immediately.