Why Singulair (Montelukast) and how it works?
Singulair (Montelukast) is a medication used for treating asthma and other seasonal allergic rhinitis. It is a leukotriene inhibitor. Leukotriene is an enzyme produced in body when you breathe in an allergen. It causes swelling in lung and tightening of muscles that result in breathing difficulty. Singulair (Montelukast) is an effective medication for preventing asthma attacks and exercise-induced bronchospasm.
In addition to this, it is also utilised for healing symptoms of perennial and seasonal allergies. The medication received FDA approval in 1998. It is manufactured and marketed by Merck & Co.
What is prescribed dosage of Singulair (Montelukast) and steps to follow while consuming it?
The prescribed dose of Singulair (Montelukast) in adults is 10 mg on daily basis for asthma and allergic rhinitis. Under such conditions, it must be taken in evening. If you are taking it for exercise induced bronchospasm, it is suggested that you take 10 mg two hours before exercising. Dose preparations of 4 mg or 5 mg are used in children.
It is not advisable to give Singulair (Montelukast) to a child without doctor’s advice. If Singulair (Montelukast) is already in use for asthma and allergic rhinitis, then it should be taken extra for exercise induced bronchospasm. It can result in harmful reactions on body.
Take a pill of Singulair (Montelukast) with a glass of water. In case you are using chewable tablets, chew it thoroughly before swallowing it. If you are using open granules of Singulair (Montelukast), then use it within 15 minutes. Do not store it for later use. Follow doctor’s directions and instruction on the label.
Singulair (Montelukast) does not work fast on asthma attack that has already begun. Hence it is recommended that any fast inhalation device must be used for treating an acute asthma attack.
Store Singulair (Montelukast) at Room Temperature. Keep it away from light, heat and moisture.
What to do if you skip a dose?
In case you skip a dose of Singulair (Montelukast), take it as soon as soon as you remember it. Do not consume extra to fill up for a missed dose, for the sake of your health.
What are the dosage preparations of Singulair (Montelukast) and its benefits?
Singulair (Montelukast) tablets are available in 20 mg preparations; while chewable tables are available in 4 mg and 5 mg.
Singulair (Montelukast) is widely recommended for breathing issues that originate out from release of leukotriene enzyme in the body. The enzyme swelling of lungs and tightening of muscles in lungs airways that causes inflammation and yields in breathing problem. The medicine reduces the production of leukotriene enzyme and prevents asthma-borne diseases.
It is effectively used for exercise-induced bronchospasm and perennial and seasonal allergies.
Should Singulair (Montelukast) be consumed with or without food?
Singulair (Montelukast) is taken during evening hours with or without food.
Are there any side-effects of Singulair (Montelukast)?
Some regular side effects of Singulair (Montelukast) are headache, tooth pain, fever, nasal stuffiness, heartburn, stomach upset, diarrhea, tiredness; cough, deep, hoarse voice, fever and mild rash.
Other serious symptoms are unusual bleeding, tremors, nausea, , numbness, pain, muscle weakness, severe sinus pain, swelling, easy bruising, skin rash or hives, anxiety, depression and other behavioural changes, worsening asthma symptoms and severe skin reactions such as swelling in your face or tongue, blistering and peeling, burning in your eyes, skin pain and sore throat.
What are the conditions when use of Singulair (Montelukast) should be avoided?
Consumption of Singulair (Montelukast) must not be done if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.
Singulair (Montelukast) chewable tablets contain phenylalanine. If you are suffering from phenylketonuria, consult your doctor before using the drug.
You are on other medications such as Phenobarbital and Rifampin.
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