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- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Accolate* used for?
Generic for Accolate* (Zafirlukast) is used to treat the symptoms of chronic asthma and also prevent asthma attacks in children and adults. Generic for Accolate* reduces the swelling (inflammation) and narrowing of the airways, which can help make breathing easier. Generic for Accolate* works by blocking the action of certain natural substances called leukotrienes. Generic for Accolate* belongs to a class of medications called leukotriene receptor antagonists.
Generic for Accolate* is not indicated for the primary treatment of an acute (sudden) asthma attack. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Accolate*?
The dosage of Generic for Accolate* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic for Accolate* medicine on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Accolate*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Accolate* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses to catch up for the missed dose.
What if you overdose on Generic for Accolate*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Accolate*, seek medical attention immediately. Overdose symptoms of Generic for Accolate* may include rash and upset stomach.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Accolate*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Accolate*.
Generic for Accolate* can interact with the following types of medicines: blood thinners, macrolide antibiotics, certain antiseizure drugs and certain calcium channel blockers.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications (over-the-counter products) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, which may increase the effect of Generic for Accolate*, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Accolate*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Accolate* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Accolate* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Accolate* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Accolate* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Accolate* can cause side effects such as dizziness, headache, stomach pain, sore throat and muscle pain. Some of the serious side effects of Generic for Accolate* may include flu-like symptoms, excessive tiredness, sleep problems, depression and rash. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Accolate*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Accolate*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Accolate* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Accolate*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Accolate*?
How will Generic for Accolate* work in my body?
How should Generic for Accolate* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Accolate* drug interactions and side effects?
Before using Generic for Accolate*, tell your doctor if you have liver problems. While you are taking Generic for Accolate*, breast-feeding is not recommended.
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Accolate* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.