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Nedocromil is a dosed inhaler which contains sodium cromoglycate. This substance is extremely important, as it reduces the airway obstruction and the influx of the unhealthy cells.
Nedocromil is usually prescribed as a precautional treatment of a certain type of asthma, more specific bronchial asthma, which can appear as the result of a chemical irritant, an allergy, prolonged exercise or cold air. Nedocromil proves efficient both in the cases of young children and adults. The sodium cromoglycate, which is one of the components of Nedocromil, has a definitory role: it inhibits the development and the progression of this disease. More precisely, it suppresses the release of certain mediators, such as cytokines, which are inflammatory. This is probably the reason why your doctor has prescribed you a treatment based on Nedocromil.
Nedocromil can not be administrated to those patients who present a high sensibility to any of its components. In addition, Nedocromil should not be prescribed in order to treat or release a serious crisis of bronchospasm. In what concerns those patients who use steroid treatment, they should be carefully supervised while the doses of steroid are reduced gradually. One important thing which should be known about Nedocromil is the fact that it does not interact with other drugs; this result is sustained by several tests and reports. Furthermore, Nedocromil is supposed not to affect the fetus, so it can be administrated during pregnancy. However, this aspect should be discussed seriously with the personal health care provider.
Before you start a treatment based on Nedocromil, you should be aware of all the possible consequences or complications which may appear. You must be informed about the basic intake directions which are related to a therapy course with Nedocromil. If you feel like you do not know all the important aspects of such a therapy, you should try to obtain extra information from a specialist, from your personal health care provider or even from a pharmacist. This way you will be able to find more specific information and maybe some details you were not aware of. However, in what concerns Nedocromil, there are no special intake guidelines; as the studies showed, Nedocromil is neither mutagenic nor teratogenic. This means that, even if it is prescribed for a long period of time, it will not lead to the achievement of a toxic level of sodium cromoglycate.
The average adult person is normally prescribed a dosage of 10 to 12 mg of sodium cromoglycate; this quantity must be inhaled in two different doses, of 5 to 6 mg of sodium cromoglycate. The usual number of intakes is four a day; one of these is recommended to be taken in the morning, one at bedtime and the other two should be taken at intervals of 3 to 6 hours during the daytime. In the case of a more severe condition or if the patient goes through a period with a high level of antigen, the doctor may increase the dosage of Nedocromil to six or eight intakes daily (each intake representing 10 or 12 mg of sodium cromoglycate, divided in two inhales). On the other hand, the dosage of Nedocromil can be reduced if the patient's asthmatic condition is stable.
Even though there are some situations when the doctor may prescribe a higher dosage of Nedocromil for those who suffer from bronchial asthma, an overdose of Nedocromil usually leads to the appearance of some problems, such as headaches, dizziness or even an allergy. However, the good part is that the studies which were conducted on animals showed that no complicated situations may arise as the result of Nedocromil overdose. This is totally understandable as the main component of Nedocromil, the sodium cromoglycate, which is the only one that could cause problems, is characterized by a low level of toxicity. However, if you notice the appearance and development of some particular signs and symptoms, you should consult your personal doctor as soon as possible.
Just like in the case of an overdose of Nedocromil, a missed dose of Nedocromil does not lead to serious complications or other medical conditions. However, in order to obtain the best results, you should follow the dosage prescribed by your health care provider (the one who recommended you to start using Nedocromil on a regular basis). In order to eliminate the possibility of running out of Nedocromil (as this is the main cause of a missed dose), the patient should always purchase a new product when he or she notice that the old one is almost empty.
There are some signs and side effects which have been reported in the case of those who are prescribed Nedocromil on a general basis. The most common complications include throat irritation, transient bronchospasm or coughing. In addition to these side effects, Nedocromil can also lead to the development of some hypersensitivity reactions, such as hypotension, angioedema, collapse or bronchospasm.
As the reports show, no interaction with other medical products has been noticed in the case of Nedocromil. This observation is also sustained by the fact that Nedocromil has been prescribed for a long period of time without interacting with other drugs. In addition, the developed blood level of sodium cromoglycate which is a component of Nedocromil is quite low.
Other Brand Names
In some countries Nedocromil may also be known as:
- Cromolergin UD;
- Nasivin gegen;