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Zileuton

Information

Uses

Zileuton is used to prevent asthma

How it works

Zileuton works by blocking the formation of leukotriene. Zileuton lowers inflammation in the airways and nasal passages to prevent asthma and relieve symptoms of allergies.

Common side effects

Nausea, Pharyngolaryngeal pain, Sinus inflammation

Available Medicine

No medicine available

Expert advice

  • You should take the extended-release tablet within one hour after the morning and evening meals.
  • Do not use Zileuton to treat a sudden asthma attack. Always carry a short-acting inhaler prescribed by your doctor to treat sudden asthma attack.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Zileuton may cause drowsiness/dizziness.Do not drive or operate machinery until you feel fine.
  • Zileuton may change your mental health in unexpected ways. Tell your doctor if you experience any mental or mood changes, including sleep problems and behavior changes. Your doctor will decide if you should continue taking Zileuton.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking Zileuton treatment, as it may worsen the side effects.


Content on this page was last updated on 13 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)