In clinical studies, people taking zafirlukast (Accolate®) had improved breathing and fewer daytime and nighttime asthma symptoms, compared to those not taking it. This prescription drug comes in the form of a tablet and is taken twice a day. It has been shown to be safe and effective for controlling asthma in adults and children as young as five years old.
Before starting treatment with this drug, tell your healthcare provider if you are taking any other medications (including nonprescription products) or have any other medical conditions, such as liver disease.
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