Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Chronic asthma
Adult: As metered-dose inhaler (2 mg/dose): Initially, 2 actuations 4 times daily. Dose may be reduced to bid, according to patient’s response.
Child: ≥6 yr Same as adult dose.

Vernal keratoconjunctivitis
Adult: As 2% soln: Instill 1 drop into each eye 4 times daily.
Child: ≥6 yr Same as adult dose.

Allergic conjunctivitis
Adult: As 2% soln: Instill 1-2 drop into each eye bid, may be increased to 4 times daily, if necessary. Max treatment duration: 12 wk.
Child: ≥6 yr Same as adult dose.
Special Precautions
Not intended for use in acute asthma attack. Avoid abrupt withdrawal. Childn. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Nervous: Headache.
GI: Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dysgeusia, dyspepsia.
Resp: Cough, throat irritation, transient bronchospasm, pharyngitis, nasal congestion, rhinitis.
Ophthalmologic: Burning, irritation, stinging, conjunctivitis, eye redness, photophobia.
Inhalation/Respiratory/Ophth: B
Patient Counseling Information
Remove contact lenses prior to ophth admin and reinsert after 10-15 min.
Mechanism of Action: Nedocromil is a pyranoquinoline dicarboxylic acid derivative, a mast- cell stabiliser. It suppresses immediate and delayed allergic reaction by inhibiting activation of eosinophils and release of inflammatory chemotactic and smooth muscle contracting mediators (e.g. histamine, leukotrienes, prostaglandin), thus reduces bronchospasm, cough and bronchial hyperreactivity, improves measurements of lung function, and provides relief from ocular itching associated w/ allergic conjunctivitis.
Absorption: Approx 5 % is absorbed from the resp tract (inhalation). <4% is absorbed systemically (ophth). Time to peak plasma concentration: W/in 1 hr.
Distribution: Plasma protein binding: Approx 89%.
Excretion: Mainly via urine (70%, as unchanged drug); faeces (30%, as unchanged drug). Elimination half-life: Approx 1-3.3 hr.
Chemical Structure

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Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Database. Nedocromil, CID=50294, (accessed on Jan. 22, 2020)

Ophth: Store below 25°C. Inhalation: Store below 30°C. Protect from direct sunlight.
MIMS Class
Antiasthmatic & COPD Preparations / Ophthalmic Decongestants, Anesthetics, Anti-Inflammatories
ATC Classification
R03BC03 - nedocromil ; Belongs to the class of other inhalants used in the treatment of obstructive airway diseases, antiallergic agents.
S01GX04 - nedocromil ; Belongs to the class of other ophthalmologic antiallergics.
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