LEUKOTRIENE BLOCKERS

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Leukotriene blockers reduce mucosal inflammation. It is thought to be as effective as a second-generation antihistamine for the treatment of allergic rhinitis. However, the drug is not effective when used on its own. Instead, I use leukotriene blockers as an additional treatment for patients who do not have an adequate response to an antihistamine, a nasal corticosteroid, or both. This drug is also approved for asthma and can be helpful in patients with nasal polyps and/or aspirin allergy. The side effects are liver toxicity. One type is montelukast (Singulair).

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