ACCOLATE Reviews

Average Rating: 3.2 (7 Ratings)

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 2  off-label encapsulated implants terrible bruising. intestinal issues. Reddish rash. There are liver damage warnings for older women taking this drug. I worry about young children taking this drug. F 57 6 months
4/6/2009
 1  Adult onset Severe Asthma COPD Ear aches with loss of hearing in left ear, colitis, weight gain, sinus infections, lack of concentration Quit taking accolade 4 months ago, breathing actually got better. My peak flows increased 50-75 points. I have not had an earache since although my ear is still stopped up. Have lost around 10 lbs effortlessly. Am still on Advair and would like to be able to discontinue it but my throat tightens when I skip a dose. Had severe analypic shock with throat swelling when taking Prednisone. Was able to get off that after 15 yrs of heavy doses. The cure was the cause. F 69 10 years
11/22/2008
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 5  asthma noe to speak of Much less easily trigged by allergens. Just ran my first marathon! Used to get exercised induced asthma. Working great for me! F 52 8 years
6/24/2007
 5  asthma F 65 8 years
3/2/2007
 4  Asthema None Taking it twice a day is kind of a pain. Some medications only require 1 dose per day. M 56 5 times
9/29/2006
 4  Asthma No side effects I use it to prevent an asthma attack and so far it is working. Been taking it for about two years. F 52 2 years
7/26/2002
 2  for severe asthma Food was going 'straight through me' - no help to my asthma - helped me lose lots of weight though! Can be fantastic for those for whom it works - just not for me! F 24 3 weeks
2/5/2002
  

ACCOLATE  (ZAFIRLUKAST):  Zafirlukast is used to control and prevent symptoms (such as wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by asthma. Controlling symptoms of asthma helps you maintain your normal activities and cuts down on time lost from work or school. This medication must be used regularly to be effective. It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden asthma attacks. If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler (such as albuterol, salbutamol) as prescribed.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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