Singulair

Singulair

montelukast

Manufacturer:

Merck Sharp & Dohme

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma

Marketer:

A. Menarini
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Montelukast Na
Indications/Uses
Prophylaxis & chronic treatment of asthma in adults & ped ≥12 mth. Relief of seasonal allergic rhinitis in adults & ped ≥2 yr.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Asthma &/or seasonal allergic rhinitis Adult ≥15 yr One 10-mg tab daily. Childn 6-14 yr One 5-mg chewable tab daily, 2-5 yr One 4-mg chewable tab or 1 packet of 4-mg oral granules daily. Asthma Childn 12 mth-2 yr 1 packet of 4-mg oral granules daily.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: Oral granules may be administered directly into the mouth, or mixed w/ a spoonful of cold/room temp soft foods or dissolved in 1 tsp (5 mL) of cold/room temp baby formula/breast milk.
Contraindications
Special Precautions
Not for acute asthma attacks. Not to be abruptly substituted for inhaled or oral corticosteroids; short-acting β-agonists. Neuropsychiatric events. Avoid concomitant aspirin or NSAIDs in patients w/ known aspirin sensitivity. Reduction or w/drawal of oral corticosteroid therapy. Pregnancy & lactation. Ped <6 mth.
Adverse Reactions
Upper resp infection; increased bleeding tendency, thrombocytopenia; hypersensitivity eg, anaphylaxis; psychiatric disorders; dizziness, drowsiness, paraesthesia/hypoesthesia; palpitations; epistaxis, pulmonary eosinophilia; diarrhea, dyspepsia, nausea, vomiting; increased ALT & AST; angioedema, bruising, erythema multiforme & nodosum, pruritus, rash, urticaria; arthralgia, myalgia eg, muscle cramps; enuresis in childn; asthenia/fatigue, edema, pyrexia.
Drug Interactions
Decreased AUC w/ phenobarb. Increased systemic exposure by gemfibrozil.
ATC Classification
R03DC03 - montelukast ; Belongs to the class of leukotriene receptor antagonists. Used in the systemic treatment of obstructive airway diseases.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Singulair chewable tab 5 mg
Packing/Price
28's
Form
Singulair FC tab 10 mg
Packing/Price
28's
Form
Singulair chewable tab 4 mg
Packing/Price
28's
Form
Singulair oral granules 4 mg
Packing/Price
28 × 1's
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