Effect of leukotriene modifiers

Leukotriene modifying agents

Leukotrienes are important mediators of the asthmatic inflammatory response. Agents that antagonize their action or inhibit their production can reduce inflammation. However these agents have shown a beneficial clinical effect in only a minority of patients.

The specific mechanism of action of the leukotriene modifying agents can be viewed under: leukotriene modifiers.


Leukotriene modifiers can reduce submucosal edema. 


Leukotriene modifiers are best used in acute asthma attacks.