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Zyflo Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Zyflo tablets prevent and relieve the symptoms of chronic asthma. It works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of your airways, allowing them to open wider, and by reducing inflammation, swelling, and mucus secretion in the lungs.

Zyflo Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dosage is one 600-milligram tablet 4 times a day.
  • The safety and effectiveness of Zyflo in children under 12 years of age have not been established.

Uses of Zyflo

  • It is used to prevent and relieve the symptoms of chronic asthma.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Zyflo

Before taken Zyflo medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Zyflo. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of strength
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea

Warnings and precautions before taking Zyflo:

  • If you find that you have to use your other asthma medications--such as an inhaler--more often, then you should report this to your doctor.
  • Because Zyflo can affect the liver, make sure your doctor is aware of any problems you've had in the past. Warn the doctor, too, if you're a heavy drinker.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Zyflo with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Zyflo with the following:

  • Astemizole
  • Beta blockers such as Inderal, Sectral, and Tenormin
  • Cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral)
  • Terfenadine (Seldane)
  • Warfarin (Coumadin)

Little is known about overdosage. But after taken Zyflo if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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