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|Generic Name : Montelukast||Brand Name: Generic Singulair|
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Singulair (Montelukast Sodium) is a leukotriene (loo-koe-TRY-een) inhibitor. Leukotrienes are the various chemicals that your body starts releasing when you inhale an allergen like pollen. The chemicals that you have inhaled will cause swelling of your lungs and tightens the muscles in and around your air passage which in turn results in symptoms of asthma.
This Medicine is taken for asthma treatment and allergies in adults and children. But before treating children with this drug, it is necessary to consult a doctor. It is also used to treat bronchoconstriction which is an exercise-induced condition.
In case of side effects, the doctor should be called immediately to monitor the patient’s progress and the medication should be taken according to the dosage prescribed by the doctor.
Benefits of using Singulair (Montelukast Sodium):
Singulair (Montelukast Sodium) is a medication which is given to get relief from symptoms of asthma to adults as well as children who are as young as 12 months old.
This is also given to adults to prevent bronchospasm which they may experience during exercising and also to children who are as young as 6 years old. Generic Singulair (Montelukast) can be got from the local pharmacy at competitive rates.
This is given to those who have allergies throughout the year. Children who also suffer from perennial allergies can also be treated with this medication but they should be at least 6 months old. Persons suffering from seasonal allergies and allergy symptoms can also be given this medication. Children should at least be 2 years old to be treated with this medication for seasonal allergies. You can buy Singulair online too. It is always advisable to consult a before giving Singulair (Montelukast) to a child.
Action Mechanism of using Singulair (Montelukast Sodium):
Singulair can prevent bronchoconstriction which is narrowing of the airways in the lungs and is caused during heavy exercising in adults and teenagers who are 15 years old and are not on any other medication for other medical conditions. It inhibits the action or effects of the leukotrienes. The airways and lungs of the person remain open and that is how the person is able to breathe normally without obstruction.
Singulair can also be taken for other medical conditions which are not listed in the medical guide. You need a doctor’s prescription to buy Singulair.
Precautions while using Singulair (Montelukast Sodium):
If your asthma attack has already started, then Singulair (Montelukast) will not work quickly to treat it. To get relief immediately, you need to use an inhalation which works fast. Consult a doctor if you feel that your asthma medications are not working as it should and is not treating or preventing your asthma attacks. You should talk with your doctor if you feel that you have to use the medication more frequently within a space of 24 hours.
You have to call the doctor immediately if you notice any changes in your mood or behavior, if you experience anxiety or depression or tend to get thoughts of committing suicide or feel like hurting yourself.
This Medicine should not be used if you are allergic to montelukast. This comes in a tablet form which is chewable and it may contain phenylalanine. You can purchase Singulair Montelukast Sodium with a doctor’s prescription from your local pharmacy. In the event of you having phenylketonuria (PKU), you should talk to your doctor before using the chewable tablet of Singulair.
Singulair as such does not harm the unborn baby but if you are pregnant or planning to become a mother during the treatment, it is better to apprise the doctor about it. It is also not established whether Singulair mixes with breast milk and causes any harm to the baby who is nursing. So you should however not take Singulair without telling your doctor that you are breast-feeding your baby.
Side effects of using Singulair (Montelukast Sodium):
Like all medications, Montelukast may have side effects too. The side effects of Singulair (Montelukast) are difficulty in breathing, swelling of the face, tongue, throat or lips or allergic reactions hives. The side effects may also include skin rashes, numbness, muscle weakness, bruising of the skin, changes in mood and behavior, depression, severe tinkling, tremors or shaking and depressive suicidal thoughts.
The other side effects may be unusual bleeding through the nose, mouth, rectum or vagina or red or purple spots under the skin, severe sinus pain or irritation. If any of the above symptoms are noticed, you should get medical help immediately from your doctor. In case of a person taking an overdose of the medicine, immediate medical attention should be given as the symptoms of Singulair overdose is not yet known.
If while taking aspirin, your asthma attack worsens, then avoid taking aspirin or other NSAIDs. Apprise the doctor of all the medicines you are already taking before using Singulair.
Dosage of using Singulair (Montelukast Sodium):
This Medicine should be taken exactly as per your doctor’s advice. Do not take a larger or a smaller dose for more time than recommended by your doctor. You are advised to follow the instructions properly that are given on prescription label. The medication is taken only once daily in the evening to prevent asthma or any symptoms related to allergy attacks. If you are prone to get bronchoconstriction because of heavy exercise, take one dose at least 2 hours prior to exercising as a precautionary measure.
This is taken to prevent allergic symptoms or asthma should not be used for bronchoconstriction which is induced by exercise. A regular tablet has to be swallowed fully with one glass of water. The tablet which has to be chewed should be chewed fully before swallowing it. The oral granules should be placed in the mouth directly and then swallowed or it can even be mixed with a spoonful of ice cream, mashed carrots, rice or apple sauce. The other option is to mix the oral granules with a teaspoonful of breast milk if it is available or baby formula. The granules should not be mixed with any other liquid. If you want to take any other liquid, it should be had either before or after taking the medication.
Once the oral granules are opened and mixed, it should be taken within 15 minutes. The mixed medicine or open packet should not be saved to be used later. In the eventuality of you missing a dose, you should take it the moment you remember. But if you remember about the skipped dose when it is almost time for the next dose, then it is better to give the earlier dose a miss. You should not take an additional dose to make up for the missed one.