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Accolate (Zafirlukast) Patient Information Side Effects and Drug


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12.20.2017 | Jennifer Bargeman
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Accolate (Zafirlukast) Patient Information Side Effects and Drug

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l your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking zafirlukast (Accolate)?

Leukotrienes are chemicals your body releases when you breathe in an allergen (such as pollen). These chemicals cause swelling in your lungs and tightening of the muscles around your airways, which can result in asthma symptoms. Zafirlukast is a leukotriene (loo-koe-TRY-een) inhibitor.

Call your doctor right away if you feel that this medicine is not working as well as usual, or if it makes your condition worse. If it seems like you need to use more of any of your medications in a 24-hour period, talk with your doctor.

If it seems like you need to use more of any of your medications in a 24-hour period, talk with your doctor. Call your doctor right away if you feel that this medicine is not working as well as usual, or if it makes your condition worse.

What happens if I overdose (Accolate)?

What are the possible side effects of zafirlukast (Accolate)?

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How should I take zafirlukast (Accolate)?

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Do not give this medication to a child without a doctor's advice.

Less serious side effects may include:

It may take up to several weeks before your symptoms improve. Keep using the medication as directed and l your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after several weeks of treatment.

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Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to zafirlukast, or if you have liver disease (including cirrhosis).

Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

Zafirlukast is usually taken twice daily. Follow your doctor's instructions.

What should I avoid while taking zafirlukast (Accolate)?

Zafirlukast may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Take zafirlukast on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.

To make sure you can safely take zafirlukast, l your doctor if you have liver disease.

Zafirlukast is used to for chronic treatment of asthma, and to prevent asthma attacks in adults and children as young as 5 years old.

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Where can I get more information?

Talk with your doctor if any of your asthma medications do not seem to work as well in treating or preventing attacks. Zafirlukast will not work fast enough to treat an asthma attack that has already begun. Use only a fast-acting inhalation medicine to treat an asthma attack.

This medication is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. l your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. FDA pregnancy category B.

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Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at.

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Overdose symptoms may include skin rash and upset stomach.

Read the Accolate (zafirlukast) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects.

Avoid situations or activities that may trigger an asthma attack.

What happens if I miss a dose (Accolate)?

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

Zafirlukast will not work fast enough to treat an asthma attack that has already begun. Talk with your doctor if any of your asthma medications do not seem to work as well in treating or preventing attacks. Use only a fast-acting inhalation medicine to treat an asthma attack.

The chewable tablet form of this medication may contain up to 0.842 milligrams of phenylalanine. Talk to your doctor before using this form of zafirlukast if you have phenylketonuria (PKU).

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with zafirlukast. l your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without ling your doctor.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Asthma is usually treated with a combination of drugs. Do not change your doses or medication schedule without your doctor's advice, even if you have no asthma symptoms. Use all medications as directed by your doctor. Read the medication guide or patient instructions provided with each medication.

What is zafirlukast (Accolate)?

Do not breast-feed while you are taking zafirlukast. Zafirlukast can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby.

What is the most important information I should know about zafirlukast (Accolate)?

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What other drugs will affect zafirlukast (Accolate)?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about zafirlukast.

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You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.

Keep using the medication as directed and l your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after several weeks of treatment. It may take up to several weeks before your symptoms improve.

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