Singulair (Montelukast Sodium)
What is Singulair (Montelukast Sodium) used for?
Singulair (Montelukast Sodium) is a leukotriene inhibitor prescribed to treat patients suffering from asthma or allergy symptoms such as sneezing, watering eyes, or a runny nose. The medication operates by preventing immune responses that cause inflammation to allow easier and more comfortable respiration. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Singulair (Montelukast Sodium)?
Always follow your physician's instructions for using Singulair (Montelukast Sodium) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. It is normally administered once each day, but your individual instructions will differ depending on your symptoms and health condition. The tablets should always be swallowed whole and unaltered with a full glass of water. Never crush, chew, or split the medicine as this may destroy or change the effects of its contents. Ask your pharmacist if you have any questions about using the medicine to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Singulair (Montelukast Sodium)?
Some patients using Singulair (Montelukast Sodium) have reported experiencing side effects including:
Tell your physician if any of these conditions become serious or if any severe side effects appear such as mood changes, sinus pain, deterioration of asthma symptoms, or a severe skin reaction. These conditions may need medical attention or adjustments to your treatment to prevent more complications from appearing.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Singulair (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.