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How can leukotriene modifiers treat asthma?

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These drugs tighten your airway muscles and slow production of mucus and fluid. That helps improve airflow and ease asthma symptoms. You take leukotriene modifiers by mouth 1 or 2 times a day. Examples include Accolate, Singulair, and Zyflo. You may need less of other asthma drugs. The most common side effects are headache and nausea.

From: Asthma and Allergies WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI):  “An Unwelcome Return: 10 Tips to Ease Your Spring Allergy Symptoms.” “Asthma Statistics.” "Tips to Remember: Outdoor Allergens.”

Cinquair. Prescribing Information.

FDA News Release. “FDA approves Cinqair to treat severe asthma.”

News release, GlaxoSmithKline.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 25, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI):  “An Unwelcome Return: 10 Tips to Ease Your Spring Allergy Symptoms.” “Asthma Statistics.” "Tips to Remember: Outdoor Allergens.”

Cinquair. Prescribing Information.

FDA News Release. “FDA approves Cinqair to treat severe asthma.”

News release, GlaxoSmithKline.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 25, 2017

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