zileuton - oral, Zyflo
GENERIC NAME: ZILEUTON - ORAL (zye-LOO-ton)
BRAND NAME(S): Zyflo
USES: This medication is used to control long-term (chronic) asthma and help decrease the number of asthma attacks. Controlling asthma can decrease time lost from work or school. This drug improves asthma symptoms by blocking substances in the body called leukotrienes. It will not treat a sudden asthma attack.The manufacturer does not recommend the use of zileuton for children under 12 years old due to the risk of liver problems.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Need help identifying pills and medications?
Back to Medications Index