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Zuvair 20Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Dr Reddy s Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Zafirlukast
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Zuvair 20Mg Tablet, a leukotriene receptor antagonist, is used for the prevention and long-term treatment of asthma in patients 5 years old and older. It should not be used for the treatment of acute asthma attacks. It works by blocking the action of certain chemicals that are responsible for some forms of asthma.

Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to it or if you have any liver problems. Inform you doctor if you are are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding, if you have a history of mental problems or suicidal thoughts or actions or if you have been taking a steroid.

Potential serious side effects of this medicine are worsening asthma symptoms, new or worsening cough, trouble breathing, fever, behaviour changes, mental problems, skin rash, bruising, flu symptoms, numbness, pain, severe tingling, dark urine, muscle weakness, nausea, upper abdomen pain, loss of appetite, itching, clay-coloured stools or jaundice.

Zuvair 20Mg Tablet should be taken in the prescribed amount, 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. Your dosage is based on your age and medical condition. Most patients would require dosage adjustment based on their response to treatment.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Pulmonologist before using this medicine.

In addition to its intended effect, Zuvair 20Mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Is It safe with alcohol?

It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Zuvair 20mg tablet.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Zuvair 20mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.

Does this affect kidney function?

There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.

Does this affect liver function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Zuvair 20Mg Tablet is used in the treatment of asthma. It works as a competitive and selective receptor of the two forms of leukotriene D4 and E4 antagonists. It inhibits the actions of certain specific leukotrienes and thus has an anti-inflammatory effect in such case specific inflammations.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

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