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Asthma Controller Medicine Leukotriene Modifiers (6662)

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Asthma Controller Medicine:
Leukotriene Modifiers

The name of your controller medicine is ____________________________.

What are leukotriene modifiers?

They are oral medicines used to control
asthma symptoms. They work to reduce
some symptoms of allergies. They may also
reduce airway swelling. They need to be
taken each day. Singulair® is taken in the
evening They are not rescue medicines.
They do not work quickly to control asthma.
They may also help control symptoms
especially in people who have exercise
induced asthma and/or allergic rhinitis.

What do they do?

They work to reduce airway swelling. They
help to control asthma symptoms induced by
exercise. They also help reduce some
allergy symptoms.
What types are there?

Singulair® (montelukast)
Accolate® (zafirlukast)

Are there side effects I should know

Although rare, side effects may include any
of the symptoms listed below.

Stomach ache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
Sleeping problems (nightmares)

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