Montelukast is used to treat and prevent asthma symptoms (such as wheezing and shortness of breath). You may need to use your quick-relief inhaler less frequently thanks to this medicine. Montelukast is also used to treat allergic rhinitis and hay fever symptoms, including stuffy, runny, and itchy noses. This drug should only be used for this problem if you are unable to take other allergy drugs or they do not function effectively.
This medication works by preventing certain natural substances (leukotrienes) from causing asthma and allergies or making them worse. By decreasing airway swelling (inflammation), it aids in easier breathing.
Take this drug by mouth as directed by the doctor, with or without food. Your age and medical condition will determine the dosage.
Take your dosage of Singulair in the morning or the evening if you’re solely using it to avoid allergies.
- Reduction of allergies (seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis)
- Chronic asthma treatment
- To avoid breathing issues, people take Singulair before exercising.
- To treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, doctors have utilized singulair
The most frequent side effects of Singulair include:
- Stomach aches
- Fever or flu-like symptoms
- Cold-like symptoms (cough, sore throat, stuffy nose)
- And bed-wetting or lack of bladder control in children