Category: Montelukast Sodium Tablets
Description of product: What is montelukast?
Montelukast is a prescription drug. It comes as a tablet that can be swallowed whole, or as a chewable tablet. It’s also available as granules that can be dissolved in liquid or soft food.
Montelukast oral tablet is available as the brand-name drug Singulair. It’s also available as a generic drug. Generic drugs usually cost less than the brand-name version. In some cases, they may not be available in every strength or form as the brand-name drug.
This drug may be used as part of a combination therapy. This means you may need to take it with other medications.
Why it’s used
Montelukast oral tablet is used to prevent and treat asthma. It’s also used to treat seasonal and year-round allergies.
Montelukast is also used to prevent exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB). EIB occurs when the airways in the lungs narrow during or after exercise. This can cause shortness of breath, wheezing, or cough.
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.
Montelukast side effects
Montelukast oral tablet doesn’t cause drowsiness, but it can cause other side effects.
More common side effects
The more common side effects that can occur with use of montelukast include:
- upper respiratory infection (infection in the nose or throat)
- sore throat
- stomach pain
- earache or ear infection
- runny nose
- sinus infection
- bed-wetting in children
If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
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