Montelukast, marketed under the name Singulair, is a medication used in the treatment of asthma and allergic rhinitis. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies provides patients who need Montelukast prescriptions at our home pharmacy or via free local deliveries for prescription refills.
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What is montelukast (Singulair) used for? Singulair belongs to a class of medications known as leukotriene receptor antagonist medications. Montelukast exerts its effects by binding with leukotriene receptors in the airway. Montelukast is indicated for the chronic treatment of asthma, prevention of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, and relief of symptoms of allergic rhinitis in adults and some people under the age of 18.
Montelukast – Side Effects
Questions about side effects related to montelukast (Singulair) use should be discussed with one’s pharmacist and medical provider before use. Common adverse reactions of Singulair include upper respiratory infection (URI), fever, headache, pharyngitis, cough and abdominal pain. Other side effects of montelukast use include neuropsychiatric events and eosinophilia. Anyone with a hypersensitivity or allergy to montelukast should not use the medication. Singulair (montelukast) should not be used to treat an acute asthma attack. While montelukast can cause drug-drug interactions, dose adjustments are generally not needed when Singulair is co-administered with prednisone.
Montelukast is relatively affordable at under thirty cents per pill. The branded version of montelukast, Singulair, is similar in price at most pharmacies. Some people who need montelukast will find that their insurance plan covers the cost of the medication. Montelukast and Singulair are prescription medications and, as a result, are not available OTC (over-the-counter). Most people can check online for Montelukast and Singulair coupons to help defray the cost of the medicine. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies takes pride in offering the most cost efficient services and prescriptions to our patients.
Montelukast sodium is the active ingredient in Singulair and is found as a white to off-white powder that is soluble in water. As Singulair, montelukast is available as 4 mg and 5 mg chewable tablets, 10 mg film-coated tablets and 4 mg oral granules. Montelukast is typically administered once daily but the actual dosing and regimen depends on the prescribing practitioner. After oral administration, montelukast is absorbed quickly and the peak plasma concentration is achieved in three to four hours. In the plasma, more than 99% is bound to plasma proteins and the mean plasma half-life ranges from 2.7 to 5.5 hours. Montelukast is primarily excreted in the bile.
Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.