Singulair

Singulair

montelukast

Manufacturer:

MSD

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Montelukast Na
Indications/Uses
Prophylaxis & chronic treatment of asthma, including prevention of day- & nighttime symptoms, treatment of aspirin-sensitive asthmatic patients, & prevention of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in adult & childn ≥6 mth. Symptomatic relief of daytime & nighttime allergic rhinitis (seasonal allergic rhinitis in adults & ped patients ≥2 yr, & perennial allergic rhinitis in adults & ped patients ≥6 mth).
Dosage/Direction for Use
For moderate to severe asthma, take concomitantly w/ inhaled corticosteroids in the evening. Asthma &/or 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 &/or perennial allergic rhinitis Childn 6 mth to 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, mixed w/ a spoonful of cold/room temp soft food (eg, applesauce), or dissolved in 1 tsp (5 mL) of cold/room temp baby formula/breast milk. Do not dissolve in other liqd. Should be administered immediately (w/in 15 min).
Contraindications
Special Precautions
Not to be used to treat acute asthma attacks. Do not substitute abruptly for inhaled or oral corticosteroids. Neuropsychiatric events. Reduction or w/drawal of oral corticosteroid therapy. Pregnancy & lactation. Ped patients <6 mth.
Adverse Reactions
Abdominal pain, headache; thirst; diarrhea, hyperkinesia, asthma, eczematous dermatitis & rash.
Drug Interactions
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 granules for oral soln 4 mg
Packing/Price
28 × 1's
Form
Singulair FC tab 10 mg
Packing/Price
28's
Form
Singulair chewable tab 5 mg
Packing/Price
28's
Form
Singulair chewable tab 4 mg
Packing/Price
28's
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