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This medication requires a prescription from your doctor.
Tranilast is an antiallergic and anti-inflammatory agent that has been used to treat disorders including bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, and keloid scar formation. It is a mast-cell stabilizer and can inhibit fibroblast proliferation. It has been shown to have anti-proliferative effects on a number of different cells.
Capsules: 50mg, 100mg, 200mg, 300mg
Tranilast 200mg, Ketotifen 0.75mg Capsules
In capsule form, tranilast is most often used to treat bronchial asthma and allergic conditions. At our compounding pharmacy we are able to make a formulation with two antiallergic drugs in one: a combination of tranilast and ketotifen in one capsule.
Tranilast 10% Cream
Tranilast cream can be applied to inhibit the growth of hypertrophic and keloid scars, which are caused by excess deposition of collagen. The drug inhibits collagen synthesis by fibroblasts derived from keloid and hypertrophic scars, while not affecting collagen synthesis by normal skin fibroblasts.
Tranilast has been shown to have an anti-proliferative effect on a number of cells, including tumor cells, and also has been shown to be an angiogenesis inhibitor. Although larger studies are needed to confirm the effectiveness of this drug for treating cancer, the results to date seem promising. Smaller studies have shown that different types of cancer including pancreatic, uterine, lung, and breast cancers may benefit from the use of this drug.