Home page A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Accolate Uses, Side Effects & Warnings

11.19.2017 | Jennifer Bargeman
Accolate Uses, Side Effects & Warnings

cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat.

Do not change your medication dose or schedule without your doctor's advice. Your dose needs may change if you have surgery, are ill, are under stress, or have recently had an asthma attack.

To make sure zafirlukast is safe for you, l your doctor if you have:

Use only a fast acting inhalation medicine for an asthma attack. l your doctor if it seems like your asthma medications don't work as well. Zafirlukast will not work fast enough to treat an asthma attack.

depressed mood, unusual thoughts or behavior;

numbness or tingly feeling in your arms or legs;

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

The easiest way to lookup drug information, identify pills, check interactions and set up your own personal medication records. Available for Android and iOS devices.

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

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

Availability Rx Prescription only.

provides accurate and independent information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products. To view content sources and attributions, please refer to our editorial policy. Data sources include Micromedex (updated June 2nd, 2017), Cerner Multum (updated June 5th, 2017), Wolters Kluwer (updated June 6th, 2017) and others. This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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

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).

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

high levels of certain white blood cells--skin rash, bruising, severe tingling, pain, muscle weakness, new or worsening cough, fever, trouble breathing.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

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

worsening or no improvement in your asthma symptoms;

Read the medication guide or patient instructions provided with each medication. Asthma is sometimes treated with a combination of drugs. Every person with asthma should remain under the care of a doctor. Use all medications as directed by your doctor.

Generic Name: zafirlukast (za FIR loo kast) Brand Name: Accolate.

Zafirlukast is not expected to harm an unborn baby. l your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

l each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using. Other drugs may interact with zafirlukast, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Cerner Multum, Inc. Version: 11.01.

Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 5 years without a doctor's advice.

More FDA updates. Asthma, Maintenance Symbicort, albuterol, fluticasone, monukast, Singulair, Advair Diskus, Ventolin, ProAir HFA, budesonide, Breo Ellipta, Dulera, Ventolin HFA, Medrol, Qvar, methylprednisolone, mometasone, Flovent, Xopenex, Proventil, Medrol Dosepak, theophylline, tiotropium, Flovent HFA, levalbuterol, More.

You should not use this medicine if you have liver disease (including cirrhosis).

Zafirlukast can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.

a history of liver disease;

Approval History 10+ years FDA approved 1996.

if you also take a blood thinner (warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven).

severe sinus pain or congestion;

Keep using this medicine as directed, even if you have no asthma symptoms.

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives, blisters, severe itching; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 5 years without a doctor's advice.

We comply with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information - verify here.

nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain; headache; or.

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

liver problems--nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or.

If you also use a steroid medication, do not stop using it suddenly or you may have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Talk with your doctor about tapering your steroid dose before stopping compley.

Common side effects may include:

Avoid situations or activities that may trigger an asthma attack.

See also: Side effects (in more detail).

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.

l your doctor if it seems like your asthma medications don't work as well. Use only a fast acting inhalation medicine for an asthma attack. Zafirlukast will not work fast enough to treat an asthma attack.

Pregnancy Category B No proven risk in humans.

Last reviewed: December 28, 2016 Date modified: July 02, 2017.

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

if you also take erythromycin or theophylline; or.

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.

Subscribe to receive notifications whenever new articles are published.

CSA Schedule N Not a controlled drug.