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Introduction

Expert Advice

  • Take with or without meals
  • Take granules directly or mix with applesauce, carrot sauce or ice cream. Do
  • not mix with liquids.
  • Take within 15 minutes after opening the packet.
  • Contact prescriber if there is constant abdominal upset, abdominal pain, skin
  • rash, skin itching, unusual coughing or congestion, worsening of asthmatic
  • If you have aspirin sensitivity, avoid aspirins and NSAIDs therapy.

Primary Uses

Allergy and Asthma

Indications

This medicine is used to control and prevent symptoms caused by asthma (chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs characterized by a narrowing of the airways).  It is also used before exercise to prevent breathing problems during exercise. It is also used to relieve symptoms of hay fever (type of inflammation in the nose in response to allergens in air) and allergic rhinitis (such as sneezing, stuffy/runny/itchy nose).

Side Effects

Abdominal pain, headache, thirst, rarely anaphylaxis (serious allergic reaction), angioedema (area of swelling of lower layer of skin and tissue just under the skin or mucous membrane), seizure, elevated ALT/AST, cholestatic hepatitis (injury of liver cells and varying degrees of inflammation), GI upset, hyperkinesia (muscle spasm). Discontinue the medication if patient is suffering from Chrug- Strauss Syndrome (disorder marked by blood vessel inflammation restricting blood flow to organs and tissues).

Warnings

Pregnancy

The effects of this medicine are undetermined in pregnant females; therefore, caution is advised. Consult your doctor before use of this medicine.    

Lactation

The effects of this medicine are undetermined in nursing females; therefore, caution is advised. Consult your doctor before use of this medicine.

Driving

Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.

Alcohol

Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.

Precautions

Do not substitute abruptly for inhaled or oral steroid therapy. Do not use for relief of acute symptoms. Discontinue if symptoms of Churg Strauss Syndrome appear (disorder marked by blood vessel inflammation restricting blood flow to organs and tissues). The chewable tablets may contain aspartame. If you have Phenylketonuria (disorder that results in decreased metabolism of the amino acid phenylalanine or any other condition that requires you to limit/avoid aspartame (or phenylalanine) in your diet, ask your doctor or pharmacist about using this medication safely.

Contraindications

It is contraindicated in patients with increased eosinophils in the blood, suicidal thoughts, depression (mental/mood disorders), inflammation of blood vessels in the skin and anxiety disorder (psychiatric disorders that involve extreme fear or worry).

FAQS

How does this medication work?

It works by stopping the chemicals in your body that narrow your airways.

How to store this medication?

For directions for storage of this medicine, please read the package labeling provided as different brand names may have different storage techniques. Keep medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children.

Why Montelukast is taken at night?

Montelukast exerts an increased action at night.

How many days should montelukast be taken?

It is taken once a day in the evening to prevent asthma or allergy symptoms. However, if exercise makes your asthma worse, your doctor might tell you to take montelukast 2 hours before you exercise. Never take more than 1 dose a day.

Is Montelukast an immunosuppressant?

Montelukast sodium is an immunosuppressive agent

How to take this medicine?

This medicine is mostly used orally (through mouth). The dose is dependent on the age, condition and its severity. Consult your doctor before use.

Can this medication be used for asthma attacks?

This medication should not be used to treat asthma attacks.

Will this medication impact my fertility?

Montiget Tablet may impact fertility in women. If you are trying to conceive, discuss with your doctor the use of this medicine.

What are the symptoms of an overdose of this medication?

If you take too much of this medication it will lead to symptoms like restlessness, Sleepiness, stomach ache, thirst, and vomiting.

Will this medication cause lung infection?

Taking this medication increases the risk of a lung infection, also known as, an upper respiratory infection.

Is montelukast good for nasal congestion?

It relieves allergy symptoms and also reduces nasal congestion.

Is Montelukast a bronchodilator?

Montelukast acts as both a bronchodilator and anti-inflammatory.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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