Montair (Montelukast Sodium)
What is Montair (Montelukast Sodium) used for?
Montair (Montelukast Sodium) is an oral leukotriene inhibitor prescribed to treat asthma, asthma caused by exercise, or to provide relief from the symptoms of hayfever. The medication works by preventing the release of chemicals caused by allergens to reduce inflammation of the airways allowing easier respiration and preventing asthma attacks from occurring. Note that this medication is only meant to be used as a preventative treatment and should not be used in the event of an emergency. Always keep an emergency inhaler on hand for such a case. Your physician may also prescribe the medicine to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Montair (Montelukast Sodium)?
Follow your physician's instructions for using Montair (Montelukast Sodium) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. It is normally taken once each day, but your particular regimen will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. The chewable form of the tablets should be thoroughly chewed prior to swallowing them. If you are exercising during your treatment, you are recommended to administer your dose at least two hours before exercise. If you have any questions about using the medicine, ask your pharmacist or physician to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Montair (Montelukast Sodium)?
Side effects may occur as a result of taking Montair (Montelukast Sodium) include:
More serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are muscle tremors, severe sinus pain, severe skin rash, sensitive skin, unusual mood changes, unusual bleeding, or deterioration of your asthma symptoms. Immediately inform your physician of any symptoms that become persistent or worrying to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your regimen to prevent further complications.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Montair (Montelukast Sodium). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.