Because there have been very few overdoses with zileuton CR, it is not known what exactly to expect from a zileuton CR overdose. If you happen to overdose on zileuton CR, seek immediate medical attention.
Zileuton CR should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Store zileuton CR tablets in an airtight container.
Keep zileuton CR and all medications out of the reach of children.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Zileuton CR?
If you do not take your zileuton CR as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of zileuton CR.
How Does Zileuton CR Work?
Zileuton CR belongs to a group of medications known as leukotriene synthesis inhibitors. Leukotrienes are chemicals produced by the body in response to allergens. These chemicals cause swelling and inflammation in the airways of the lungs and constrict the muscles of the respiratory tract.
Zileuton CR works by inhibiting the production of leukotrienes, which prevents the chemicals from causing asthma symptoms.
Zileuton CR Effects
In clinical studies of zileuton CR for asthma, people taking zileuton CR had improved breathing and needed to use a "rescue inhaler" less often, compared to those not taking zileuton CR. This medication was also shown to be safe and effective for treating asthma in children as young as 12 years old.
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