Monast

Monast

montelukast

Manufacturer:

Hetero Labs

Distributor:

Polymedic
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Montelukast Na
Indications/Uses
Prophylaxis & chronic treatment of asthma including prevention of day- & night-time symptoms, treatment of aspirin-sensitive asthmatic patients & prevention of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction.
Dosage/Direction for Use
10-mg tab Adult ≥15 yr 1 tab once daily taken in the evening. 4-mg chewable tab Ped 2-5 yr 1 tab once daily taken in the evening.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Special Precautions
Do not use to treat acute asthma attacks & as monotherapy for the treatment & management of exercise-induced bronchospasm. Not to be abruptly substituted for inhaled or oral corticosteroids. Avoid concomitant use w/ aspirin or NSAIDs in patients w/ known aspirin hypersensitivity. Churg-Strauss syndrome. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Abdominal pain, headache; thirst; diarrhea, hyperkinesia, asthma, eczematous dermatitis & rash; somnolence; potentially, suicidal ideation.
Drug Interactions
Decreased AUC w/ phenobarb. Increased systemic exposure w/ 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
Monast chewable tab 4 mg
Packing/Price
30's
Form
Monast tab 10 mg
Packing/Price
30's
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