Drug: zafirlukast

The most common side effects of zafirlukast are headache, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, sore throat, respiratory infections, and rhinitis. Liver failure has been associated with zafirlukast treatment. Reference: FDA Prescribing Information
Last Editorial Review: 9/7/2012

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Yes

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Tablets: 10 and 20 mg.

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Tablets should be stored at room temperature, between 15 C and 30 C (59 F and 86 F).

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The recommended dose for treating asthma is 10 mg twice daily for children 5-11 years of age and 20 mg twice daily for individual 12 years of age and older. Food reduces the absorption of zafirlukast. Therefore, it should be taken either 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.

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Safe use of zafirlukast during pregnancy has not been established. Physicians may prescribe zafirlukast during pregnancy if it is felt that its benefits outweigh the potential unknown risks.

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Zafirlukast is secreted into breast milk and should not be used by women who breast-feed.

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