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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Zafirlukast (Overview)

Zafirlukast is a leukotriene inhibitor which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


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Which one of these drugs can not be treated for asthma, ipratropium, zafirlukast.?

Which one of these drugs can not be treated for asthma, ipratropium,  zafirlukast.?

Both can...: Both of these meds can be used in asthma therapy, the ipatropium was initially prescribed for COPD patients but many asthmatics have found it to be helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Zafirlukast (Overview)

Zafirlukast is a leukotriene inhibitor which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


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Which one of these drugs can not be treated for asthma, ipratropium, zafirlukast.?

Both can...: Both of these meds can be used in asthma therapy, the ipatropium was initially prescribed for COPD patients but many asthmatics have found it to be helpful. ...Read more

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Is accolate (zafirlukast) safe to take while pregnant and breastfeeding?

Pregnancy category B: Zafirlukast (accolate) has been assigned to pregnancy category b by the fda. Zafirlukast is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk. Zafirlukast is excreted into human milk. ...Read more

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Will accolate (zafirlukast) effect my birth control pills?

Will accolate (zafirlukast) effect my birth control pills?

No: To my knowledge there is no need to use alternate birth control if you take Accolate (zafirlukast) while taking the birth control pill. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take accolate (zafirlukast) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Maybe: Zafirlukast, marketed as Accolate (zafirlukast) for asthma, does not currently have published studies on safety in pregnancy or breastfeeding, but information suggests the amount found in breast milk is low. It's best to discuss this drug & your specific situation with your personal pediatrician or ob/gyn. Check out lactmed for info on drugs & breastfeeding: http://toxnet.Nlm.Nih.Gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?Lact. ...Read more

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Which one of these drugs can not be treatment for asthma-- metoprolol, or zafirlukast.?

Which one of these drugs can not be treatment for asthma-- metoprolol, or zafirlukast.?

Metoprolol: This is a beta blocker used to slow your heart rate. It has the potential to make asthma worse. Zafurlukast is an oral drug used to treat asthma. ...Read more

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I took accolate (zafirlukast) for 3 mos post op breast aug. I got my liver tested after being off prescription for about 3 weeks. Enzyme is elevated in one test. Scared?

Continue follow up: I would make sure that of follow up on those tests to make sure the levels are falling which they most likely will do now that you have stopped. If they remain high additional testing may be recommended. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Accolate (Definition)

Accolate is a leukotriene inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more