Need to tap into your direct experience of leukotriene agonists and / or 5-lipoxygenase inhibitors.
Currently pattern is a need for 5 / 10 Day Oral Steroid Burst about every 4 to 5 Weeks.
Thinking about asking my Consultant to give me one of the above if I need to have another Steroid Burst in the next couple of weeks.
I gather that leukotriene agonists and 5-lipoxygenase inhibitors are sometimes offered where Inhaled and / or Oral Steroids don't seem to be helping much (I've had exacerbations even while on Oral Steroids).
If you've given leukotriene agonists and / or 5-lipoxygenase Inhibitors a fair try I'd love to here from you (even if just a one-line reply such as 'worked well' or 'little benefit').
For anyone interested in this topic but without direct experience of these drugs, below is a brief explanatory extract pinched from the web:
'.....Leukotriene receptor antagonists, such as montelukast, zafirlukast, and pranlukast, and 5-lipoxygenase inhibitors, like zileuton and hypericum perforatum, can be used to treat these diseases. They are less effective than corticosteroids for treating asthma, but more effective for treating certain mast cell disorders....'
Thanks in anticipation.