What is Zafirlukast?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Zafirlukast is a leukotriene modifier used to prevent and treat asthma. It is an oral medication given twice daily that is used by both children and adults.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Asthma 2 0
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 2 0
Cough 1 1
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 10

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Zafirlukast

Side effect Patients
Shakiness 1
Shaky hands 1
Stomach pain 1
Stuttering 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Zafirlukast

Dosage Patients
20 mg twice daily 2
10 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Zafirlukast

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 7 patients who've stopped taking Zafirlukast

Duration

Currently taking Zafirlukast

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Zafirlukast

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 4
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 8
Not specified 4

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Zafirlukast after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Montelukast (Singulair) 3

Patients stopped taking Zafirlukast and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Montelukast (Singulair) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Zafirlukast

Feb 1, 2013 (Started May 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for allergies)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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