ZYFLO CR® (zileuton) extended-release tablets
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Asthma is a disease of the airways that makes it difficult to move air in and out of the lungs. It affects millions of Americans. Its symptoms can range from mild to life-threatening, but with the right treatment and lifestyle changes, most cases of asthma can be controlled and serious consequences avoided.
is an extended-release oral medication used in the prevention and daily treatment of asthma in adults and children 12 years and older. ZYFLO CR is taken twice daily, and acts by blocking the formation of leukotrienes, chemicals which contribute to asthma symptoms.
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Important Safety Information
ZYFLO CR is a leukotriene synthesis inhibitor indicated for the prophylaxis and chronic treatment of asthma in adults and children 12 years of age and older. Do not use ZYFLO CR to treat an acute asthma attack.
ZYFLO CR is contraindicated for patients with active liver disease or persistent hepatic function enzyme elevations ≥3 times the upper limit of normal. Assessment of hepatic function enzymes prior to and during ZYFLO CR therapy should be undertaken. ZYFLO CR is also contraindicated for patients with a history of allergic reactions to zileuton or any of the other ingredients.
The active ingredient in ZYFLO CR increases theophylline, warfarin, and propranolol levels. Dose adjustment of these drugs and patient monitoring may be required. ZYFLO CR should be used with caution in patients who consume substantial quantities of alcohol and/or have a history of liver disease. Neuropsychiatric events, including sleeping disorders and behavioral changes, may occur with ZYFLO CR. The most common adverse reactions (≥5%) included: sinusitis, nausea and pharyngolaryngeal pain.
ZYFLO CR and ZYFLO are registered trademarks of Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. Cornerstone Cares is a trademark of Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc.
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