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Uses of Montelukast

Montelukast is helpful in the treatment in the treatment of sneezing and runny nose due to allergies.

Side effects of Montelukast

Abdominal pain
Upper respiratory tract infection

How Montelukast works

Montelukast comes into the leukotriene antagonist category. It acts by inhibiting the activity of the chemical messenger leukotriene. It overcomes symptoms by reducing inflammation (swelling) in the airways and nose to prevent asthma and relieve allergy symptoms.

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Amit SharmaClinical Health & Medical Writer| 3 Years

B. Pharm

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Amatul Ameen
Amatul Ameen Clinical Health & Medical Writer| 12 Years

B. Pharm, MSc.

Expert Advice

Doctors recommend Montelukast to reduce allergy symptoms such as a runny nose, cough, watery eyes, and sneezing.

Montelukast may cause dizziness and tiredness. Do not operate a motor vehicle or engage in any activity requiring mental concentration until you have evaluated how the medication will affect you.

Montelukast cannot provide relief from acute symptoms. Always make sure you have an inhaler in case your symptoms worsen.

If your breathing difficulty persists or worsens, or if the rescue inhaler does not help, you should immediately consult your doctor.

Do not stop taking this medication unless your doctor prescribes you to.

Montelukast has minimal negative effects; therefore, it is a safe medication.

If you suffer from exercise-induced asthma, take this medication 2 hours before you plan to exercise.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, it is safe and effective for usage during pregnancy. However, there is a lack of human studies despite evidence of little or no harm to the fetus from those performed on animals.

Within 1 to 2 hours, you must experience the benefit of Montelukast.

Yes, it's likely safe to take Montelukast during breastfeeding. According to limited human studies, the medicine may not provide a significant risk to the unborn child.

Yes, it's likely safe to take Montelukast in kidney disease patients. No modification to the dosage is recommended. If you have any problems, you should consult your doctor.

Yes, it should be used with precaution, specifically if you have a history of liver disorders or problems. Some patients may need a dosage modification of the medicine. If you have any problems, you should consult your doctor.

It is not recommended to use any pain relievers (like ibuprofen, naproxen, and diclofenac), blood thinners (like aspirin), antihistamines (like cetirizine), asthma medicines (like salmeterol, albuterol, and formoterol), blood pressure medicine (like metoprolol), and epilepsy medicine (like phenobarbital, phenytoin). Before using any prescription or over-the-counter medications, you must consult with your doctor.

Do not use this medicine if you have an allergic reaction (hypersensitivity) to any of its components. Do not take Montelukast if you take St. John's wort plant. Due to a possible interaction, it may increase the chance of serious adverse effects. We recommend that you consult a doctor as soon as possible.

No, please do not stop taking Montelukast without first consulting your doctor. There is a chance that symptoms may return if it is suddenly stopped.

No, it is unlikely to affect fertility in either men or women. However, there is currently insufficient evidence to justify any clear conclusion. Consult your doctor for the most accurate information.

No, avoid consuming alcohol while taking the medicine because it could increase dizziness and drowsiness.

Yes, diarrhoea is a risk after taking Montelukast. Therefore, drink lots of fluids and take probiotics to avoid excessive fluid loss (dehydration). Do not use anti-diarrhoea medication on your own, if the condition worsens, consult your doctor.

Yes, using it can cause you to feel nausea and vomiting. If you vomit, take drinking water or other liquids continuously in small quantities. If you observe symptoms of dehydration, such as persistent vomiting, dark urine with a strong odour, or infrequent urination, consult with your doctor. Avoid taking any additional medications without consulting a doctor.

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