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Zyflo CR Description

Zyflo CR is prescribed to control and prevent asthma symptoms for adults and children 12 years of age and older. This is a controlled release pill that is taken orally for the prevention and maintenance of asthma attacks. Zyflo CR is not considered fast-acting and should not be considered a rescue medicine during an unexpected asthma attack.

Asthma control is the main objective as there are no cures. The chronic symptoms of coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath can interfere with your social or leisure time and can cause high absenteeism from work or school.

How Zyflo CR Takes Care of Asthma Attacks and the Symptoms

Allergens, such as dust, smoke, animal proteins, or exercise can trigger an asthma attack. Although these substances may seem harmless, your body may see allergens as an intruder. This sets off an immune response that causes mast cells in your body to release substances that include leukotrienes. These inflammatory molecules cause swelling and inflammation in your airways that make it difficult to breathe. Zyflo CR contains Zileuton which acts as a leukotriene pathway inhibitor to reduce the production of leukotrienes so the muscles surrounding your airway loosen up to allow normal breathing.

Conditions Treated by Zyflo CR

The exact cause of asthma is still somewhat of a mystery. However, it is known that asthma runs in families and is more common in people with allergies. When you are exposed to something you are allergic to, your immune system is quick to react as it tries to force the foreign intruder out by causing inflammation. Unfortunately, the result is a tightening of the muscles around your airway that reduces your ability to draw a breath. An asthma attack can be frightening when it hits unexpectedly while you are taking Zyflo CR or other long-acting medication. At times like this, you will need to have a rescue inhaler close-by that can decrease your symptoms quickly.

Before You Take Zyflo CR

Ask your doctor about any risks of taking Zyflo CR if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Discuss any medical conditions or allergies you have with your doctor and provide a list of OTC or Rx drugs you are taking, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements to be certain Zyflo CR is safe for you to take.

Zyflo CR Precautions

Until you know how your body will react to Zyflo CR, you should not attempt to drive, operate machinery, or perform any task that could be risky if you are not in control. You may be required to have regular blood tests done to check that your liver is not affected by Zyflo CR. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any of your medications without consulting with your doctor first as this could change the efficacy of Zyflo CR.

Possible Side Effects of Zyflo CR

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Throat pain or irritation

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