Montelukast 10mg

Montelukast 10mg
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Montelukast is used to prevent asthma attacks. Montelukast is also used in the treatment of allergies.

  • Important Note
  • How to use
  • Side Effects
  • Precautions
  • Drug Interactions
  • Notes
  • Missed Dose

Montelukast is used to prevent asthmatic attacks. Use montelukast on a regular basis for best results. It may take several weeks to get the maximum effect of this medication. Montelukast will not stop an asthma attack that has already begun.

Take montelukast exactly as directed by your doctor. Montelukast is usually taken in the evening.

  • Swallow the regular tablets with a glass of water.
  • Montelukast can be taken with or without food.
  • Do not stop taking montelukast without first talking to your doctor. It may be some time before you begin to notice effects from this medication.
  • Continue taking any other asthma medications, as directed by your doctor.
  • Montelukast will not stop an asthma attack that has already begun. Keep another medication on hand to treat attacks.
  • Seek medical attention if you notice that you require more than your usual or more than the maximum amount of any asthma medication in a 24-hour period. An increased need for medication could be an early sign of a serious asthma attack.

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking montelukast and seek emergency medical attention or notify your doctor immediately:

  • an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
  • numbness, tingling, or pain;
  • a rash or unexplained open sores or bruising;
  • a flu-like illness;
  • severe inflammation (pain and swelling) of the sinuses; or
  • worsening respiratory symptoms.

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take montelukast and talk to your doctor if you experience

    • upset stomach, stomach pain, or heartburn;
    • dizziness or headache;
    • tiredness;
    • sore throat or cough, or
    • nasal irritation.

Before taking montelukast, tell your doctor if you are taking rifampin or phenobarbital. You may not be able to take montelukast, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during your treatment.

Before taking montelukast, tell your doctor if you are taking rifampin or phenobarbital. You may not be able to take montelukast, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during your treatment.

Avoid items or activities that may trigger an asthma attack.

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.


Montelukast - oral

Brands with same active pharmaceutical ingredient(s)

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Storage

Store montelukast at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.
  • The above information is meant as a summary and will not tell you everything about the medicine.
  • Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about this or any other medicine.

 

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