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Arsenal for attack

The arsenal of three antileukotrienes gives doctors another option for adults and children whose asthma doesn’t respond to traditional medications. And, because they come in tablet form, antileukotrienes may provide an alternative for people who find the inhalers required with other medications difficult to use.

Possible side effects from antileukotrienes include headache and nausea, and the medications may negatively interact with other drugs, such as blood thinners. Discuss these concerns with your doctor.

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