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Asthmatic episode? Doc wants to start leukotriene?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Ok

If you are having severe symptoms inhaled steroids plus inhaled beta agonists are first line tx, a leukotriene inhibitor is a nice addition for some.
For others it may proved no benefit.

In brief: Ok

If you are having severe symptoms inhaled steroids plus inhaled beta agonists are first line tx, a leukotriene inhibitor is a nice addition for some.
For others it may proved no benefit.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics

In brief: Prevention

Leukotriene is one of chemical mediators responsible for airway inflammation and bronchospasm leading to airway obstruction when asthma flares up.
Singulair (montelukast) and accolate, known as leukotriene inhibitors, therefore prevent or reduce flare-ups.

In brief: Prevention

Leukotriene is one of chemical mediators responsible for airway inflammation and bronchospasm leading to airway obstruction when asthma flares up.
Singulair (montelukast) and accolate, known as leukotriene inhibitors, therefore prevent or reduce flare-ups.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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