Generic name: nedocromil sodium
Dosage form: aerosol
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The recommended dosage for adult and pediatric patients 6 years of age and older is two inhalations four times a day at regular intervals, which provides a dose of 14 mg per day. In patients whose asthma is well controlled on this dosage (e.g., patients who only need occasional inhaled or oral beta2-agonists and who are not experiencing serious exacerbations), less frequent administration may be effective.
Each Tilade Inhaler canister must be primed with 3 actuations prior to the first use. If a canister remains unused for more than 7 days, then it should be reprimed with 3 actuations.
Tilade Inhaler may be added to the patient’s existing treatment regimen (e.g., bronchodilators). When a clinical response to Tilade Inhaler is evident and if the patient’s asthma is under good control, an attempt may be made to decrease concomitant medication usage gradually.
Proper inhalational technique is essential (see Patient Instructions for Use).
Patientsshould be advised that the optimal effect of Tilade therapy depends upon its administration at regular intervals, even during symptom-free periods.
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