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Zyflo (zileuton) is so expensive, but effective, for me. Is there a more affordable alternative?

Zyflo (zileuton) is so expensive, but effective, for me.  Is there a more affordable alternative?

Yes, maybe . . .: Zyflo & zyflo cr are brands of zileuton, which is a leukotriene inhibitor. Montelukast & zafirlukast are also leukotriene inhibitors that are available as generic. Ask your prescribing physician if one of these might serve as a less expensive alternative. I've also compiled a page of low cost, even free, medical care & pharmaceutical options at http://bit.Ly/nunxzc (my website). ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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How can I get free zyflo (zileuton)?

Unsure : Truly free drugs today are rare. If you are below a certain income level you can get drugs from the manufacturer at a great discount. Free zyflo (zileuton) is unlikely to be found in the us. ...Read more

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Why does it seem singular is well known & used by many versus Zyflo (zileuton). Is Zyflo (zileuton) safe? Singular just doesn't help enough. I was told to look into Zyfl

Why does it seem singular is well known & used by many versus Zyflo (zileuton).  Is Zyflo (zileuton) safe?  Singular just doesn't help enough.  I was told to look into Zyfl

See below: It seems almost everyone is on singulair. I honestly have never seen anyone helped by that drug. Zyflo is in the same class as singulair and works much better for allergic asthma. It is also much more expensive. ...Read more

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I am on zyflo, will xyzal help? Big price difference

I am on zyflo, will xyzal help? Big price difference

Completely different: Zyflo is a potent leukotriene blocker (a chemical that cells use for communication) normally reserved for people with severe asthma. Xyzal is an antihistamine (closely related to zytrec) and has no effect in asthma ...Read more

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Is zyflo (zileuton) safe? I've read about liver issues with this drug.

Is zyflo (zileuton) safe?  I've read about liver issues with this drug.

Blood monitoring key: Once started liver function tests should be checked monthly for 3 months, then once every three months For one year. Then periodically after that. Since it seems to put more pressure on the liver other medications like Tylenol (acetaminophen) and ifoods or drinks like alcohol should be avoided or used in minimum levels. ...Read more

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Started zyflo (zileuton) cr, nebuluzer pulmacort and albuterol 4 days ago. Peak flow still 60% of expected. How long should it take to improve?

Started zyflo (zileuton) cr, nebuluzer pulmacort and albuterol 4 days ago. Peak flow still 60% of expected.  How long should it take to improve?

See below: Your peak flow may not improve a whole lot. If you were having an exacerbation at the time you first did the peak flow and it was 60%, then it may improve. But if not, your looking to control symptoms, not necessarily get a good number on your peak flow. ...Read more

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Is Zyflo safe to take? Is it better than Singulair (montelukast)? Singulair (montelukast) doesn't completely work for me. I still feel raspy. I feel like airways&throat sandpaper

Is Zyflo safe to take? Is it better than Singulair (montelukast)? Singulair (montelukast) doesn't completely work for me. I still feel raspy. I feel like airways&throat sandpaper

Yes: It's similar to singulair, (montelukast) but may work better for u. Other consideration to look at is silent reflux if u have tried many different allergy like meds and non work. Silent reflux from stomach can causes u'r symptoms too. The reason it's "silent" is because it does not cause pain or heartburn. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Zyflo (Definition)

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