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Montelukast Sodium

Montelukast Sodium

Montelukast Overview

Montelukast is a prescription medication used to treat the symptoms of asthma and itchy, stuffy, or runny nose caused by allergies. It is also used to prevent bronchospasm (difficulty breathing) during exercise. Montelukast belongs to a group of drugs called leukotriene inhibitors which work by blocking leukotrienes, natural substances responsible for swelling in the airways, and tightening of muscles of airways, as well as nasal symptoms caused by allergies.

Uses of Montelukast

Montelukast is a prescription medication used to treat symptoms of asthma and itchy, stuffy, or runny nose caused by allergies. t is also used to prevent bronchospasm (difficulty breathing) during exercise.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How it works

Montelukast belongs to a class of drugs called leukotriene receptor antagonists. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.

Leukotriene receptor antagonists help decrease inflammation and nasal congestion. This can help prevent reactions to triggers by keeping the airways to your lungs open. This helps improve symptoms of asthma as well as seasonal and year-round allergies. It also helps prevent breathing problems during or after exercise.

How to take montelukast

All possible dosages and drug forms may not be included here. Your dosage, drug form, and how often you take the drug will depend on:

  • your age
  • the condition being treated
  • how severe your condition is
  • other medical conditions you have
  • how you react to the first dose

Side Effects of Montelukast

The most common side effects of montelukast include:

  • upper respiratory infection
  • fever
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • cough
  • stomach pain
  • diarrhea

Montelukast Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • Seizure medicines (carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin)
  • Rifamycin antibiotics (rifabutin, rifampin, rifapentine)

Dosage warnings

If you have both asthma and allergic rhinitis, you should take only one dose of montelukast daily in the evening.

If you’re already taking montelukast for asthma or allergies, you should not take an extra dose to prevent EIB.

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