Today is Saturday August, 19th 2017
Presciption DrugsPresciption Drugs and Information

About Accolate

Accolate is generally used to help reduce the symptoms of asthma such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath or tightness of the chest and can control your asthma. Although it wonít provide instant relief and canít be used to treat a sudden asthma attach, it will work only when used on a regular basis to help in reduction of inflammation and to prevent asthma attacks.

Your Prescribing Doctor Must Know

Tell your physician if you have experienced any of these conditions for Accolate:
  • Are on corticosteroid therapy such as prednisone or inhalers
  • An unusual or allergic reaction to zafirlukast, other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
  • Liver disease such as hepatitis
  • An acute asthma attack
  • Pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • Breastfeeding

If you are pregnant, breast feeding or currently trying to become pregnant, make sure your doctor is aware of your maternal condition; as Accolate may not be recommended for certain situations.

Administering Accolate

It is important that you leave regular intervals between every dose of medication. Doing so will help the efficiency of this drug. Every prescription comes with instructions on the reverse side of each bottle or packaging. It is important that you follow the written instructions carefully as not all of them are identical.

Accolate should be taken orally on an empty stomach a minimum or 1 hour before or 2 hours following a meal. Remember, when taking Accolate or any prescription drug to always follow the label closely. Accolate should be taken every day even if you are not having asthma symptoms and do not take more than directed.

Accolate should only be taken as instructed by a professional physician. Be sure to remember not to stop taking this medicine without consulting your physician first about how to stop safely. If you are researching this medication for your child, keep in mind that children often have special dosage instructions. Ask your physician about these differences prior to starting this medication if this is the case.

What if I Miss a Dose of Accolate

In the event that a dose of Accolate was missed, take one as soon as you can. But if your next scheduled dose is near, wait until that next dose is due and just skip the one youíve already missed.

Caution: You should NEVER take double or extra doses of Accolate. Always ask your physician further about missed doses, as he may have special instructions.

Conflicting Medications

Always consult the doctor who prescribed Accolate to you; as this is only a partial interacting medicines list:
  • Tolbutamide
  • Aspirin
  • Some medicines for lowering cholesterol
  • Theophylline
  • Some medicines for lowering heart rate or blood pressure such as dilitiazem, felodipine, nifedipine, quinidine, or verapamil
  • Clarithromycin
  • Terfenadine
  • Warfain
  • Alprazolam
  • Diazepam
  • Phenytoin
  • Astemizole
  • Diltiazem
  • Cyclosporine
  • Cilostazol
  • Carbamazepine
  • Erythromycin
  • Sildenafil
  • Cisapride
  • Dofetilide
It is important that your physician knows if you are currently taking any medications along with Accolate; as there may be conflicting interaction. Let your physician know if you:
  • Are a smoker
  • Use any other legal or illegal drugs or substances
  • Consume alcohol or caffeine on a regular basis

All of the activities listed above could affect the results you see from taking Accolate.

Accolate Common side effects

The following are side effects known to be common of Accolate and they are experienced by users. These are common, side effects but if you feel uneasy or they persist do not hesitate to contact your physician.

  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Headache
  • Cough or sore throat
  • Indigestion or mild stomach ache

None of the above listed side effects require immediate medical attention. If you continue to experience these Common side effects for a few days, consult your prescribing physician for more advice. It is very important that you do not try to treat these symptoms on your own. Note: that elderly patients have a higher likelihood of experiencing side effects.

Accolate Least Common side effects

The following side effects are rare and should not be taken lightly. If you experience any of these less common side effects from taking Accolate consult your healthcare professional immediately. The following are less common side effects associated with Accolate:

  • Wheezing or continued coughing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Skin rash or itching
  • Swelling of lips, face or eyelids
  • Fatigue
  • Brown or dark urine
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Severe itching
  • Yellowing of the eyes or skin

It is important that you contact your physician right away if you've experienced any of the Less Common side effects listed above.

Accolate Precautions

You should receive physical checkups on a regular basis; especially while taking prescription medicines. This is an easy way to monitor your progress and ensure your physical health as well. Your body may build up a dependency on Accolate and you may experience dizziness or drowsiness up to a few days after you stop taking this medication.

Patients are advised not to operate heavy machinery or automobiles until the full effect of Accolate is known. Do not consume alcohol while taking Accolate. Make sure your doctor is aware of upcoming surgeries you may have scheduled; or will be scheduling while taking this medication.

Contact your doctor for professional advice if you experience a cold, coughs or allergies. You should not try to treat yourself for such symptoms. Some ingredients found in other medications may have conflicting affects while taking Accolate and may affect desired results. Accolate cannot be given to any person without a prescription. Sharing Accolate is against the law.

How To Store Accolate

The following is general storage information for Accolate:

  • It is important that you store Accolate at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Make sure Accolate is kept away from direct sunlight and moisture.
  • Be sure to store Accolate out of reach of any pets or small children; in a small childproof container.
  • Dispose of any expired or unused Accolate properly.

Related Drugs or Alternative Brand Names

Start a New Accolate Discussion

No registration is required People will be able to post replies back to you, sharing any information or common experiences. Your discussion will be added to the community for everyone to read and relate/respond.

Click here to login and Add a Personalized Discussion, Comment or Question.

Create a New Discussion or Question.

Short Question / Discussion Topic
More Detail of the Question
Nick Name
Email: (Optional)
validation image

Conditions of USE: The prescription drug information on this database is to be used for instructional purposes only; it is not intended to substitute for the knowledge of a healthcare professional. Please consult a physician before and while you are taking Accolate. If you experience any other side effects while taking Accolate please consult an experienced professional. This database does not contain all the information regarding Accolate nor is it intended to cover all possible directions, side effects, and uses. If you need more information regarding Accolate, contact your physician or any other healthcare provider.

Feedback Form
Feedback Analytics