exerts its anti-inflammatory and anti-asthmatic effect by inhibiting the activation and activity of multiple inflammatory cells, including mast cells, eosinophils, airway epithelial cells and sensory neurons.
05% or nedocromil sodium
2%) can be prescribed (by the patient's GP or by optometrists with therapeutic qualifications) to allow patients to continue contact lens wear.
Eye drops containing drugs such as sodium cromoglicate and nedocromil sodium
help prevent cells becoming sensitised and are used to reduce the eye symptoms of hayfever such as redness, itching and watering.
Along with epinephrine, long-term use of mast cell stabilizers, such as cromolyn sodium or nedocromil sodium
, and antihistamines may be considered.
22) In a study administered by the Nedocromil Sodium
Quality of Life Study Group, (23) it was found that the SIP failed to detect an improvement in health, but found a clinically significant improvement in health using the SGRQ.
Cromolyn sodium, nedocromil sodium
and corticosteroids are examples of anti-inflammatory medications currently available to treat asthma.
The physicians who followed the guidelines used a visual analog scale to gauge symptoms as mild, moderate, or severe and used up to three therapies to treat depending on severity: 20 mg of ebastine (an oral antihistamine available in Europe that has been shown to be as effective as cetirizine) once daily; 220 [micro]g of triamcinolone acetonide once daily; and for moderate to severe conjunctivitis, nedocromil sodium
2% eyedrops twice daily.
such as Rapitil can help relieve the symptoms which affect the eyes.
Asthma Long-Term-Control Medications Generic name Brand name Steroids: Inhaled beclomethasone Beclovent(*) Vanceril(*), Vanceril(*)--Double Strength budesonide Pulmicort Turbuhaler(*) flunisolide AeroBid(*), AeroBid-M(*) fluticasone Flovent(*) triamcinolone Azmacort(*) Cromolyn and Nedocromil: Inhaled cromolyn sodium Intal(*) nedocromil sodium
Tilade(*) Leukotriene Modifiers: Tablets zafirlukast Accolate(*) zileuton Zyflo(*) Long-Acting [Beta.
Allergic conjunctivitis sufferers outside of the United States have reaped the benefits from nedocromil sodium
2% for a number of years where it is one of the leading ocular allergy medicines.
13-16) The logic of such a treatment might be questioned since sodium cromoglicate is not considered to have any constitutive anti-inflammatory activity; the removal of the stimulus to inflammation should help and better results might be obtained with other mast cell stabilisers/anti-eosinophil drugs such as lodoxamide or nedocromil sodium
(both available to AS optometrists).
exerts its anti-inflammatory and antiasthmatic effect by inhibiting the activation and activity of multiple inflammatory cells, including mast cells, eosinophils, airway epithelial cells and sensory neurons.