PDR Health


What is Tilade?

Generic name: Nedocromil sodium

Tilade is a medication that is used to prevent and treat asthma. It is a bronchodilator, which means it helps to open up the airways in the lungs. Tilade is available as an inhaled medication, and it works by relaxing the muscles around the airways so that they can open up and allow more air to flow through. Asthma is a condition that causes the airways in the lungs to become narrow and irritated, which can make breathing difficult. Tilade can help to relieve these symptoms and make it easier for people with asthma to breathe.

Tilade is typically used as a “rescue” medication, which means it is used to relieve sudden asthma symptoms. It is not typically used as a long-term maintenance medication. People with asthma should have a long-term asthma management plan that includes both preventive and rescue medications. Tilade can be used as part of this plan, but it is important to talk to your doctor about the best way to manage your asthma.


Health Benefits

Tilade can be an effective medication for people with asthma. It can help to relieve sudden asthma symptoms and make it easier to breathe. In addition, Tilade can help to prevent asthma attacks. Asthma attacks are episodes of severe asthma symptoms that can be life-threatening. Tilade can help to reduce the frequency and severity of asthma attacks.

Side Effects

Tilade is generally well-tolerated, but it can cause some side effects. The most common side effects include:

• headaches

• dizziness

• nausea or vomiting

• diarrhea

• constipation

• trouble sleeping (insomnia)

• dry mouth or throat

• cough

Rare side effects include:

• chest pain

• irregular heartbeat

• high blood pressure

• anxiety or nervousness

• tremors

• muscle cramps

If you experience any of these side effects, talk to your doctor. Most side effects are mild and go away on their own. However, some side effects can be more serious. If you experience any severe side effects, stop taking Tilade and call your doctor right away.

Tilade is a medication that contains the active ingredient nedocromil sodium. It is available as an inhaler or nebulizer solution. Nedocromil sodium is also available as a generic medication.


The usual dose of Tilade for adults and children over the age of 12 is two puffs four times per day. For children ages 6 to 12, the usual dose is one puff four times per day.

Tilade should be used as needed for asthma symptoms. It is not meant to be used on a regular basis to prevent asthma attacks. If you are using Tilade as a rescue medication, it is important to have a quick-relief inhaler such as albuterol on hand in case of an asthma attack.


Tilade can interact with other medications, herbs, or vitamins you might be taking. It is always important to tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking, even if they are over-the-counter.

Some medications that can interact with Tilade include:

• other bronchodilators such as albuterol (Proair HFA, Ventolin HFA)

• beta blockers such as metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL)

• diuretics such as furosemide (Lasix)

These are not all the possible interactions. Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the medications and supplements you take, even if they are over-the-counter.

Mechanism of Action

Tilade works by relaxing the muscles around the airways. This allows the airways to open up and results in improved airflow. Nedocromil sodium is a mast cell stabilizer, which means it prevents the release of certain chemicals that can contribute to inflammation.


Nedocromil sodium is rapidly absorbed from the lungs and airways after inhalation. It is then metabolized in the liver and excreted in the urine. The half-life of nedocromil sodium is about 9 hours.