can be used to reduce the symptoms of asthma
, including chest tightness, difficulty in breathing, wheezing and coughing; to treat the symptoms of different types of allergic rhinitis; and to prevent breathing difficulties during exercise. Patients can buy Montelukast products.
How Montelukast works
Montelukast belongs to a group of drugs known as leukotrine receptor antagonists
(LTRAs). The symptoms of asthma and allergic rhinitis can be caused by the action of certain chemicals in the body. Montelukast works by blocking the action of these chemicals, therefore reducing symptoms.
The drug is to be used as a preventative medication - it cannot be used to treat the acute symptoms of an asthma attack.
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It is possible to order Montelukast in a number of forms. It comes in standard tablet form, chewable tablet form, and granule form.
The standard tablet must be swallowed whole with water. The chewable tablet form can be chewed and it is therefore a good option for children. The granule form is the most flexible, as it can either be swallowed directly out of the packet, or mixed with a teaspoon of baby formula or breast milk, ice-cream, apple sauce, rice or soft carrots.
Patients should always follow the directions of their physician in relation to dosage, however, in general Montelukast is taken once every day. Those who are using it to treat asthma should take it in the evening, and those who require it to prevent breathing difficulties during exercise should take it two hours before exercise. Patients who are taking Montelukast daily should not take an additional dose before they do exercise.
As the medication does not actually cure the cause of symptoms, patients should continue to take it, even if they feel well. Patients who stop taking Montelukast against their physician's advice may suffer from a worsening of their condition.
Side effects of Montelukast
Montelukast can cause changes in mental health, causing symptoms such as anxiety, aggression, hallucination, depression, sleeping abnormalities, suicidal thoughts or actions, and tremor. Patients who feel that their mental health is being affected by the drug should seek advice from their physician immediately.
Other side effects may include dizziness, headaches, stomach pain, tiredness, and heartburn. More serious side effects may include itching, a rash or hives, flu symptoms, pins and needles, swelling, and difficulty in breathing. Patients who experience any of these serious side effects should seek urgent medical advice.
Precautions When Taking Montelukast
The drug may interact with other medications and supplements. Patients should always make sure that they discuss any other medications or supplements they are taking with their physician, before they are prescribed Montelukast.
Additional information on Montelukast
Patients can purchase Montelukast with a prescription. It should be stored in its original packaging, at room temperature, away from sources of heat and moisture.