Accolate

(zafirlukast)

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Controls asthma.

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Our bottom line

Although it's less effective than inhaled steroid medications for controlling asthma, Accolate (zafirlukast) has less side effects.

Quick facts about Accolate
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (zafirlukast)
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Upsides

  • Can easily take as a tablet.
  • Relatively well tolerated. Serious side effects are rare.
  • Available in affordable generic form.

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Downsides

  • Not a first-choice medicine to control asthma.
  • People with liver problems should not take Accolate (zafirlukast).
  • Must take twice a day compared to Singulair which is only once a day.
  • Only for children 5 or older and adults.
  • You have to store Accolate (zafirlukast) in its original bottle.

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How it works

Accolate (zafirlukast) stops inflammatary cells in the lungs that can start asthma attacks.

Quick facts about Accolate
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (zafirlukast)

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Dosage forms

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What to expect when you take Accolate (zafirlukast) for Asthma

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Side effect rates for Accolate (zafirlukast)

From 6090 clinical trials of Accolate when taken for asthma
  • Headache
  • Infection
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Generalized pain
  • Weakness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Accidental injury
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle pain

Risks and Warnings for Accolate (zafirlukast)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Liver disease

    Some people taking Accolate (zafirlukast) have had liver failure, which can be dangerous. If you have abdominal pain, nausea, tiredness, yellowing in your skin or whites of the eyes, dark stool, flu-like symptoms or loss of appetie, talk to your doctor right away.