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What are anti-leukotriene drugs for asthma?

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These drugs shut down the effects of molecules called leukotrienes, which trigger airway inflammation.

Montelukast (Singulair), zafirlukast ( Accolate), and zileuton ( Zyflo) are examples of leukotrienes.

SOURCES:

CDC: "Asthma."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma Facts and Figures."

Jill Poole, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center.

American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology: "Asthma Treatment and Management," "Leukotriene Modifiers."

Dermatology Online Journal : “Omalizumab: A recombinant humanized monoclonal IgE-blocking antibody.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 29, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: "Asthma."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma Facts and Figures."

Jill Poole, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center.

American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology: "Asthma Treatment and Management," "Leukotriene Modifiers."

Dermatology Online Journal : “Omalizumab: A recombinant humanized monoclonal IgE-blocking antibody.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 29, 2019

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