Which medications in the drug class Leukotriene Inhibitors are used in the treatment of Esophagitis?

Updated: May 02, 2019
  • Author: Deepika Devuni, MBBS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Leukotriene Inhibitors

Leukotriene inhibitors can be used to treat eosinophilic esophagitis. Examples of leukotriene inhibitors include montelukast and zafirlukast.

Montelukast (Singulair)

Montelukast blocks the action of leukotriene D4 on the leukotriene receptors in the lungs and bronchial tree, which has been associated with asthma, including airway edema, smooth muscle contraction, and cellular activity associated with the symptoms.

Zafirlukast (Accolate)

Zafirlukast selectively prevents the action of leukotrienes released by mast cells and eosinophils.


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