Advertisement

What is accolate?

Accolate (also known as zafirlukast) is a medicine used for the chronic treatment and prevention of asthma symptoms in adults and children as young as five years of age. It blocks chemicals, called leukotrienes, that your body releases in response to trigger substances such as pollen, aerosolized chemicals and cold air. These leukotrienes cause tightening of the muscles around your airways, which can result in asthma attacks.

Accolate is a drug used to prevent and treat symptoms of asthma. It blocks substances that cause inflammation in the lungs. It is a type of antiasthmatic agent and a leukotriene receptor antagonist. Also called zafirlukast.

This answer is based on source information from the National Cancer Institute. 

Continue Learning about Antiasthma

How effective are long-acting beta-agonist bronchodilators?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
A long-acting beta-agonist combined with a corticosteroid reduces asthma symptoms and the frequency ...
More Answers
Does theophylline interact with any other medications?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
If you are taking deferasirox, iobenguane I-123, pancuronium, or riociguat, theophylline can lead to...
More Answers
What medications interact with long-acting beta-agonist bronchodilators?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
If you are taking bromocriptine, digoxin, or a theophylline, a long-acting beta-agonist may not be a...
More Answers
Can medication cure COPD?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
Below are a list of medications often used to treat symtoms of COPD: Brovana: Brovana (arformoter...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.