Avalair

Avalair

montelukast

Manufacturer:

Nano Medic Care

Distributor:

Apex
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Montelukast
Indications/Uses
Prophylaxis & chronic treatment of asthma in adults & ped patients ≥12 mth. Symptomatic relief of day- & nighttime seasonal allergic rhinitis in adults & ped patients ≥2 yr.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Special Precautions
Not to be used for acute asthma attacks. Not to be abruptly substituted for inhaled or oral corticosteroids. Neuropsychiatric events. Avoid aspirin or NSAIDs in patients w/ known aspirin sensitivity. Monitor patients during systemic corticosteroid dose reduction. Unsuitable for phenylketonurics. May affect ability to drive & use machines. Pregnancy & lactation. Not to be given in childn <2 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Palpitations, allergic granulomatosis angiitis; angioedema, bruising, erythema nodosum, atopic dermatitis, eczema, skin &/or subcutaneous tissue infection, rash, urticaria; GI, neurologic & psychiatric effects; blood coagulation disorder; raised ALT/AST levels, cholestatic hepatitis; hypersensitivity reactions; conjunctivitis, myopia; otalgia, otitis, otitis media; pyuria; bronchitis, acute cough, epistaxis, laryngitis, nasal congestion & discharge, pharyngitis, pneumonia, resp tract infection, rhinitis, sinusitis, upper resp infection, wheezing; arthralgia, myalgia; fatigue, fever, flu, malaise, traumatic injury; thrombocytopenia; obsessive-compulsive symptoms.
Drug Interactions
Elevated plasma conc w/ gemfibrozil. Severe peripheral edema w/ prednisone. Increased repaglinide plasma conc. Decreased bioavailability w/ phenobarb, rifampin. Concomitant use w/ CYP3A4 inducers eg, phenytoin, phenobarb, rifampicin.
ATC Classification
R03DC03 - montelukast ; Belongs to the class of leukotriene receptor antagonists. Used in the systemic treatment of obstructive airway diseases.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Avalair chewable tab 5 mg
Packing/Price
4 × 7's
Form
Avalair chewable tab 4 mg
Packing/Price
4 × 7's
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