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Accolate® (zafirlukast) is a prescription drug used to prevent asthma attacks in adults and children as young as five years old. It comes in tablet form and is taken twice a day.
Common side effects of this medication include:
Although many people do not have any problems while taking this drug, Accolate is not suitable for everyone. For instance, it is not recommended for people who have liver disease. Also, this medication is not a fast-acting asthma drug -- it cannot replace fast-acting rescue inhalers. If you are taking Accolate for asthma, you should also have a rescue asthma medication available at all times.
(For more information on this drug, click Accolate. This article goes into more detail about how this product works, general dosing guidelines, and safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
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