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Generic Name: Zafirlukast (za-FIR-loo-kast)
Brand Name: Accolate
Zafirlukast is used for:
Prevention and long-term treatment of asthma in patients 5 years of age and older. It should not be used to treat acute asthma attacks. The medicine may be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Zafirlukast is a leukotriene receptor antagonist. It works by blocking the action of certain chemicals that are responsible for some forms of asthma.
Do NOT use Zafirlukast if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Zafirlukast :
Some medical conditions may interact with Zafirlukast . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Zafirlukast . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Zafirlukast may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Zafirlukast :
Use Zafirlukast as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Zafirlukast .
Important safety information:
Possible side effects of Zafirlukast :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Zafirlukast :
Store Zafirlukast at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Zafirlukast out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Zafirlukast . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Issue Date: November 1, 2006
Database Edition 06.4.1.002
Copyright © 2006 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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