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Are there any risks associated with taking Accolate?

Some patients taking Accolate (zafirlukast) have developed serious liver problems. Take note of any side effects that may indicate liver issues, such as jaundice, abdominal pain and flu-like symptoms. Women tend to be at a higher risk for this rare complication. Your doctor may recommend liver testing. If your doctor finds developing liver problems, you may need to discontinue use of Accolate. It has not been approved for children younger than five years of age. Women who are breastfeeding or pregnant should not use Accolate. If you have been taking an oral corticosteroid, consult with your doctor before taking Accolate. Often your doctor will modify your dosage for the steroid drug. If they do not, you may be at risk for complications. Be sure to report any new symptoms.

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