is used for the long-term maintenance of asthma and to relieve allergy symptoms. It is also prescribed for a number of other conditions as determined by a doctor. How Taken
Singular is to be used in strict accordance with a doctor’s directions. Singulair does not need to be taken with food. Do not discontinue the use of Singulair without your doctor’s permission even if there is a significant improvement in your condition.Missed Dose
If a dose is missed, it can be taken as soon as you remember, as long as it does not clash with the next scheduled dose. In this case, rather skip the missed dose. Never take a double dose.More Information
Singulair is to be used with caution. Singulair can cause dizziness or drowsiness which may intensify if taken with alcohol and other medications. In the early stages of treatment avoid driving or performing any potentially dangerous activities in case of an adverse reaction. If symptoms persist, or get worse, contact your doctor immediately. Singulair should only be used by the person for whom it was prescribed. Never increase or decrease the dosage without your doctor’s permission.
Singulair is used to prevent and treat asthma. It is also used to relieve runny nose and sneezing that caused by allergens in adults and children as young as 6 month old. Also Singulair is used to prevent exercise-inducted bronchial-constriction (air passages narrowing in the lungs) in people who are not already taking Singulair for other conditions.
Don't take Singulair in larger amounts, or take for longer time than recomended for you. Take it exactly as it was prescribed. Usually Singulair is taken 1 time per day (in the evenings). For exersise-induced bronchial-constriction take a single dose of Singulair 2 hours before exercise. If you use chewing tablets, chew it completely before swallowing.
Singulair (Montelukast) is a leukotriene inhibitor. Leukotrienes – are substances (chemicals) in your body that releases when you breathe in allergen stuff. These chemicals cause swelling in the lungs, and then tightening the muscles around your airways, which consequently cause the asthma symptoms.
Don't use Singulair to cure an asthma attack that has already begun (it will not work fast enough to reverse the symptoms); you should use a fast acting medication in this case. If you already take Singulair for asthma or allergy symptoms, don't use it for exersise-induced bronchial-constriction. Tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, liver problems, if you are pregnant, or planning to become pregnant (or you are breast feeding mom). Always ask your doctor for dosage changes.
Possible Side Effects
Singulair may cause the following side effects: headache, stomach pain, heartburn, nausea, diarrhea, tooth pain, fever, stuffy nose, sore throat, cough, hoarsness, mild rash and tired feeling. Contact your doctor for advice about side effects or call medical care service.