Singulair (Generic name: Montelukast Sodium, also called Montair) is a once-a-daily prescription medication used to prevent and manage asthma and to relieve the symptoms of seasonal allergies, also known as seasonal allergic rhinitis or hay fever. Montelukast Sodium, a leukotriene receptor antagonist, is the active ingredient in Singulair. Montelukast works by blocking certain substances (leukotrienes) in the body. This effect helps to decrease symptoms caused by asthma or allergies. Singulair asthma medication is suitable for both adults and children over two years old and can also be used to relieve sneezing, a runny nose and/or any other allergy symptoms. Take Singulair pills exactly as it was prescribed for you.
Singulair Side Effects:
Singulair side effects are generally mild and vary by age, and may include ear infection, headache, sore throat, and upper respiratory infection. If you are experiencing any severe side effects such as bruising, irregular heartbeat, seizures, symptoms of depression or liver problem, tremor, unusual bleeding, visual hallucinations, worsening asthma symptoms, or signs of a severe allergic reaction (e.g., hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue, or throat), please inform your doctor immediately.
Do NOT use Singulair medication to treat an asthma attack that has already begun. Do NOT take Singulair if you are allergic to Montelukast or aspirin, or if you have a liver disease. Tell your doctor about all the prescriptions or over-the-counter (OTC) medications you use. They may interact with Singulair drug, especially of: phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton), rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate, Rimactane). Consult with your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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