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Generic Equivalent to Accolate 10mg
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General Information On Accolate
Accolate is used in the treatment of asthma. The drug falls under a category of drugs known as leukotriene inhibitors, and its generic name is Zafirlukast. Like other drugs of its class, Accolate works by suppressing leukotrienes, a group of chemicals that our body releases when we breathe in an allergen. Leukotrienes cause our lungs to swell and the muscles around our airways to tighten. This, in turn, leads to the development of asthma symptoms.
Do not use Accolate to treat an acute asthma attack as the drug takes time to work. In most cases, Accolate takes 3-14 days before inducing positive results. The drug is available as an oral tablet in Accolate 10mg or Accolate 20mg strengths. The active ingredient in the drug is Zafirlukast, while magnesium stearate, croscarmellose sodium, lactose, microcrystalline cellulose, titanium dioxide, hypromellose, and povidone are the inactive ingredients. Accolate is a prescription-based drug, meaning you can buy Accolate only if a doctor has prescribed this drug for your treatment.
Side Effect for Accolate
You may experience the following mild side effects after taking Accolate: diarrhea, weakness, stomach pain, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or dizziness. Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms exacerbate or persist for a long time.
Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following serious side effects after taking Accolate: new asthma symptoms, worsening asthma symptoms, fever, mood/mental changes, insomnia, nausea, muscle weakness, stomach ache, dark-colored urine, black or tarry stools, loss of appetite, or yellowing of your eyes or skin.
You should seek immediate medical attention if Accolate triggers an allergic reaction. Common symptoms associated with an allergic reaction are: hives, swelling of the lips, face, tongue, or throat, rashes, itching, wheezing, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing.
You should not buy Accolate if you are allergic to any of the ingredients used in its formulation. To ensure that the drug is safe for you, inform your doctor about your medical history, especially if you have or have had phenylketonuria, an inherited disorder characterized by high levels of phenylalanine in the blood.
The safety of this drug in pregnant women has not been established. If you are pregnant, you must consult your doctor before using Accolate. The drug may harm a nursing child, so you should not take Accolate if you are nursing a baby.
For adults and children aged 12 years or above, the recommended dosage is one tablet of Accolate 20mg twice per day. For children aged between 5-11 years, the recommended dosage is one tablet of Accolate 10 mg twice per day. Food reduces the bioavailability of Accolate. So, do not take your dose with food. You should take this drug at least 1 hour before a meal or 2 hours after a meal.
You should not take certain drugs along with Accolate. Drugs such as phenytoin, tolbutamide, aspirin, blood thinner drugs, erythromycin, and carbamazepine are known to interact with Accolate. In addition to the above, some other drugs may also cause complications when taken with Zafirlukast. Before starting treatment, inform your doctor about all the drugs that you are taking. This includes all non-prescription, herbal, and prescription-based drugs