The active component of this medicine is Montelukast Sodium. This ingredient is a selective cysteinyl leukotriene receptor antagonist that shows anti-inflammatory and broncho-dilating activities. This ingredient blocks the cysteinyl leukotriene receptor that prevents the binding of the inflammatory mediator leukotriene D4. Inhibition of LTD4 activity leads to inhibition of leukotriene-mediated inflammatory events with the migration of eosinophils and neutrophils.
Montelukast composed medicine is indicated to prevent the wheezing and shortness of breath induced by asthma and decrease asthma attacks. Singulair Chewable is also indicated before exercise to prevent breathing problems while doing exercise. It can help reduce the number of times a person needs to use the rescue inhaler. It is also approved to relieve symptoms of hay fever and allergic rhinitis like sneezing, and stuffy/runny/itchy nose.
It does not work right away and should not be used to treat sudden asthma attacks or other breathing problems. It blocks a certain natural substance that may cause or worsen asthma and allergies. It makes breathing easier by decreasing swelling in the airways.
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This medication belongs to a group of drugs called leukotriene receptor antagonists. This medication is a leukotriene receptor antagonist that helps decrease inflammation and nasal congestion. This can help prevent reactions that trigger by keeping the airways to the lungs open. Singulair Chewable helps improve symptoms of asthma, and seasonal, and year-round allergies. It prevents breathing problems during or after exercise.
This medicine is available in dosages as mentioned below:
- 4 mg: This medication is available in a chewable tablet form, and should be taken with or without food as directed by the doctor
- 5 mg: It must be administered as advised by the doctor, do not go against it
Do not take more than one dose in 24 hours. Avoid taking this tablet before exercise if already consuming this medication daily for asthma or allergies.
What Is Singulair?
Singulair is the brand name of montelukast, a drug prescribed for people with asthma.
What is Singulair used for?
Singulair helps prevent the wheezing and shortness of breath caused by asthma attacks.
How does Singulair work?
Singulair works by blocking certain natural substances called leukotrienes that may cause or worsen asthma and allergies.
What are the warnings while taking Singulair?
Singulair will not work fast enough to treat an asthma attack that has already begun. It should be used as a fast-acting inhalation medicine to treat an asthma attack. It may take up to several weeks before the symptoms improve after starting Singulair.
Is it possible to be allergic to Singulair?
A person can be allergic to Singulair. Get emergency medical help if have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.