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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: February 04, 2020

Zuvair 20Mg Tablet, a leukotriene receptor antagonist, is used for the prevention and long-term treatment of asthma in patients 5 years of age and older. It should not be used for the treatment of acute asthma attacks. This medicine 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 your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You should also inform your doctor if you have a history of mental problems or suicidal thoughts or actions or if you have been taking a steroid.

This medication 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 content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Pulmonologist before using this medicine.

The medication can treat the below provided problems:

  • Hypersensitivity

  • Liver Toxicity

  • Bronchospasm

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    It is generally safe to consume alcohol with this medication.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This mediction is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
  • 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 a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medication is initiated within 60 minutes after its administration.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The medicine will remain active for about 14 - 16 hrs.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of this medication, please consult your doctor.

This medicine 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.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    This medication interacts with Azithromycin, Pheniramine and Levocetirizine.

Ques: What is Zuvair 20Mg Tablet?

Ans: This medication a leukotriene receptor antagonist, is used for the prevention and long-term treatment of asthma

Ques: How long do I need to use Zuvair 20Mg Tablet before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Zuvair 20Mg Tablet?

Ans: Your dosage is based on your age and medical condition. Most patients would require dosage adjustment based on their response to treatment.

Ques: Should I use Zuvair 20Mg Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication should be taken in the prescribed amount, 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Zuvair 20Mg Tablet?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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