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How can leukotriene modifiers help with treating eosinophilic asthma?

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Some of the chemicals in your immune system that cause asthma symptoms are called leukotrienes. Eosinophils love to team up with leukotrienes and cause inflammation in your upper and lower airways.

Medicines called leukotriene modifiers -- such as montelukast (Singulair), zafirlukast (Accolate), and zileuton (Zyflo) -- relieve the effects of leukotrienes and ease asthma symptoms. It’s rare, but some people get agitated and anxious when taking these meds. If this happens to you, tell your doctor.

SOURCES:

Asthma.net: "Asthma Subgroups: Diagnosing, Treating Persistent Eosinophilic Asthma.”

Mayo Clinic: "Eosinophilia."

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders: “Eosinophilic Asthma.”

Mayo Clinic: "Corticosteroid (Inhalation Route)."

Albert A. Rizzo, MD, senior medical advisor to the American Lung Association; section chief of pulmonary medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE.

Mayo Clinic: "Oral Thrush."

Mayo Clinic: "Anaphylaxis."

Mayo Clinic: "Asthma."

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 17, 2018

SOURCES:

Asthma.net: "Asthma Subgroups: Diagnosing, Treating Persistent Eosinophilic Asthma.”

Mayo Clinic: "Eosinophilia."

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders: “Eosinophilic Asthma.”

Mayo Clinic: "Corticosteroid (Inhalation Route)."

Albert A. Rizzo, MD, senior medical advisor to the American Lung Association; section chief of pulmonary medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE.

Mayo Clinic: "Oral Thrush."

Mayo Clinic: "Anaphylaxis."

Mayo Clinic: "Asthma."

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 17, 2018

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