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Accolate

Generic name: zafirlukast [ za-FIR-loo-kast ]

Drug Class: Leukotriene modifiers

What is Accolate?

Accolate is a leukotriene (loo-koe-TRY-een) inhibitor employed to help prevent attacks of asthma. attacks among adults as well as children from 5 years old. young.

Accolate is also used for reasons not mentioned in this medication guide.

Warnings

Contact your physician immediately If you notice symptoms of blood vessel inflammation like flu-like symptoms, extreme sinus discomfort, a rash on your skin as well as numbness or "pins and needles" feeling in your legs or arms.

Stop taking this medication and contact your doctor immediately if you notice unusual changes in mood or your behavior (such as confusion, agitation or depression, sleep issues, and hallucinations, or compulsive.

Before Taking This Durg

You shouldn't take Accolate in the event that you are allergic to it, or suffer from the liver condition (including cirrhosis).

Inform your doctor if have had any liver problems.

Not recommended for use by anyone less than 5 years old. The tablet that you chew may contain phenylalanine. It may be harmful for those suffering from the condition known as phenylketonuria ( PKU).

It is unknown whether Accolate can cause harm to a baby who is not yet born. Consult your physician if are expecting or planning to be pregnant.

Breastfeeding is not advised when you are taking Accolate.

How to Take Accolate?

Follow the instructions on the prescription label and review all medication guides and instructions sheets. Make sure you use the medicine precisely as directed.

Accolate isn't an effective, fast-acting remedy for asthma-related attacks. Seek medical attention when your breathing issues become more severe or you suspect the medications you are taking aren't effective.

Eat on an empty stomach at least one hour prior to or 2 hours following a meal.

Use Accolate according to the directions even if no symptoms of asthma.

If you're taking an oral steroid medication, don't stop abruptly. Keep the bottle at room temperature, free of heat, moisture and light. Make sure the bottle is tightly shut when not being used.

What Happens If I Miss a Dose?

You should take the medication as quickly as you are able, but avoid your missed dosage if it's nearing the time to take the next dose. Don't have two doses in one time.

What Happens If I Overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact toll-free the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What Should be Avoided?

Avoid activities or situations that could cause asthma attacks.

Accolate Side Effects

Contact a medical professional immediately If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as blisters, hives, intense itching and breathing difficulties and swelling of your lips, face and tongue.

Mild Effects

Contact your physician immediately when you are experiencing symptoms of inflammation in your blood vessels: flu-like symptoms such as severe sinus pain, an itch or rash as well as numbness.

Certain people who take Accolate have experienced more or worsening mental issues. Stop using Accolate and consult your physician immediately if you experience strange changes in your behaviour or your mood for example:

  • Arousal or anger, feeling uneasy or annoyed;

  • Anxious, depression anxiety, depression, confusion, issues with attention or memory

  • Uncontrolled tremors, stuttering, or uncontrolled muscle movements

  • Suicidal thoughts, actions or thoughts;

  • Sleep issues, hallucinations dream-like dreams and sleepwalking or

  • Compulsive or repetitive behavior.

  • Contact your doctor at anytime if you suffer from:

  • The severity of your asthma symptoms;

  • liver issues- nausea and lack of appetite nausea, abdominal pain (upper right hand) Itching, Fatigue and dark urine jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin).

Adverse Side Effects

Stomach pain, nausea vomiting, stomach pains;

Headache Or

Cold symptoms like nasal stuffiness, sneezing, the sore throat.

This isn't an exhaustive list of possible side effects, and others could be present. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on

In addition to its beneficial results, zafirlukast (the active ingredient found within Accolate) could cause unwanted side effects. While some of these side effects could occur, if they occur, they could require medical attention.

Consult your physician immediately in the event that any of these adverse effects happen while you are taking Zafirlukast.

  • Cough or hoarseness

  • The fever or chills

  • Lower back or side discomfort

  • Pain

  • Uncomfortable or painful urination

Interaction With Other Drugs

Inform your doctor about all other medicines you take particularly:

  • Erythromycin;

  • Fluconazole;

  • Theophylline

  • Warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven.

This list isn't complete. Other medications can influence Accolate such as prescription and over-the counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. There are many possible interactions between drugs. are included here.

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