Terrakast

Terrakast

montelukast

Manufacturer:

Terramedic

Distributor:

Terramedic
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Montelukast Na
Indications/Uses
4 mg: Add-on therapy in patients 2-5 yr w/ mild to moderate persistent asthma & inadequately controlled on inhaled corticosteroids & in whom as needed short-acting β-agonists provide inadequate clinical control of asthma. Prophylaxis of exercise-induced asthma for patients ≥2 yr. 5 mg: Prophylaxis & chronic treatment of asthma. Prevention of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction & symptomatic relief of allergic rhinitis. 10 mg: Management of chronic asthma, allergic rhinitis & prophylaxis for exercise indicated asthma.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult 10 mg once daily. Childn 6-14 yr 5 mg daily, 2-5 yr 4 mg daily. All doses to be taken in the evening.
Administration
Chewable tab: Should be taken on an empty stomach: Take 1 hr before or 2 hr after meal.|Film-coated tab: May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Hepatic impairment or cirrhosis.
Special Precautions
Should not be used for the treatment of acute asthma attacks. 4 mg: Should not be abruptly substituted for inhaled or oral corticosteroids. Pregnancy & lactation. Not recommended for childn <2 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Headache, resp tract infection, GI disturbances; generalized pain, arthralgia, myalgia, fever, dizziness; elevated liver enzyme values.
Drug Interactions
Potent CYP450 isoenzyme CYP3A4 inducers eg, phenytoin, phenobarb, rifampicin. Peripheral edema w/ prednisone.
MIMS Class
Antiasthmatic & COPD Preparations
ATC Classification
R03DC03 - montelukast ; Belongs to the class of leukotriene receptor antagonists. Used in the systemic treatment of obstructive airway diseases.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Terrakast chewable tab 4 mg
Packing/Price
100's (P1,550/box)
Form
Terrakast chewable tab 5 mg
Packing/Price
100's (P1,716/box)
Form
Terrakast FC tab 10 mg
Packing/Price
100's (P3,159/box)
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