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Montelukast Coupon - Montelukast 10mg tablet

Generic Singulair

MONTELUKAST is used to prevent and treat the symptoms of asthma. It is also used to treat allergies. Do not use for an acute asthma attack. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of montelukast is around $8.53, 92% off the average retail price of $107.10. Compare leukotriene receptor antagonists.
Montelukast Coupon - Montelukast 10mg tablet
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What is Montelukast?

Makes it easier to breathe. Singulair (montelukast) has fewer side effects but doesn't work as well as some inhaled medications for asthma and allergies.

Montelukast Quick Facts

Proper Use

Use this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not use more of it and do not use it more often, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

This medicine comes with a patient information insert. Read and follow the instructions in the insert carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

Montelukast is used to prevent asthma attacks. It is not used to relieve an attack that has already started. For relief of an asthma attack that has already started, you should use another inhaled medicine. If you do not have an inhaled medicine to use for an attack, or if you have any questions about this, check with your doctor.

To work properly, montelukast must be taken at the same time each day, even if your asthma seems better.

You may take this medicine with or without food.

For patients taking the oral granules:

  • Open the packet until you are ready to use it.
  • The oral granules may either be swallowed whole, or dissolved in 1 teaspoonful (5 mL) of cold or room temperature baby formula or breast milk, or mixed with a spoonful of soft food, such as applesauce, carrots, rice, or ice cream. The oral granules should not be chewed. Do not mix this medicine with any other liquid other than baby formula or breast milk.
  • The mixed medicine must be given within 15 minutes and must not be stored for future use.

Montelukast side effects

Common Side Effects
When taken for
  • Headache18%
  • Flu4%
  • Stomach pain3%
  • Cough3%
  • Lack of energy2%
  • Fever2%
  • Upset stomach2%
  • Dental pain2%
  • Stomach infection2%
  • Dizziness2%
  • Stuffy nose2%
  • Rash2%
  • Abnormal liver function tests2%

Serious Side Effects

  • Asthma attacks
      Higher risk if:
    • Exercise-induced asthma
    • Other environmental triggers

    Singulair (montelukast) is not meant to treat an asthma attack. You should have a fast-acting (rescue) inhaler with you, especially if you often get short of breath during exercise. Talk to your doctor if your asthma symptoms don't improve or seem to worsen while taking Singulair (montelukast).

  • Aggression and agitation

    Adults and children may have rare behavioral changes while taking Singulair (montelukast). Symptoms range from irritability and memory problems to hallucinations and suicidal thinking. If you or those close to you notice any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor right away.

  • Blood disorder
      Higher risk if:
    • Recent treatment with corticosteroid medicine
    • Lowering dose of corticosteroid medicine

    Although rare, Singulair (montelukast) can lower white blood cells, which help your body fight infections. Tell your doctor if you notice red patches/rash or skin color changes on your lower legs, numbness or tingling, or worsening of asthma symptoms.

  • Phenylketonuria
      Higher risk if:
    • Phenylketonuria (PKU)

    Singulair (montelukast) chewable tablets contain phenylalanine. Don't take Singulair (montelukast) chewable tablets if you can't digest phenylalanine – a condition known as phenylketonuria.

Additional Information about Montelukast side effects

Montelukast interactions & warnings

Drug interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

  • Dasabuvir
  • Pixantrone

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Other interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following may cause an increased risk of certain side effects but may be unavoidable in some cases. If used together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use this medicine, or give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.

  • Grapefruit Juice
Additional Information about Montelukast interactions and warnings

Montelukast dosages

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For treatment and prevention of asthma:
    • For oral dosage form (tablets):
      • Adults and teenagers 15 years of age and older—10 milligrams (mg) once a day in the evening.
      • Children and teenagers younger than 15 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For oral dosage form (chewable tablets):
      • Children and teenagers 6 to 14 years of age—5 milligrams (mg) once a day in the evening.
      • Children 2 to 5 years of age—4 mg once a day in the evening.
      • Children younger than 2 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For oral dosage form (granules):
      • Children 2 to 5 years of age—4 milligrams (mg) (one packet) once a day in the evening.
      • Infants 12 to 23 months of age—4 mg (one packet) once a day in the evening.
      • Infants younger than 12 months of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
  • For prevention of exercise-induced asthma:
    • For oral dosage form (tablets):
      • Adults and teenagers 15 years of age and older—10 milligrams (mg) at least 2 hours before exercise. Do not take a second dose within 24 hours of your regular dose.
      • Children and teenagers younger than 15 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For oral dosage form (chewable tablets):
      • Children and teenagers 6 to 14 years of age—5 milligrams (mg) at least 2 hours before exercise. Do not take a second dose within 24 hours of your regular dose.
      • Children younger than 6 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
  • For perennial allergies:
    • For oral dosage form (tablets):
      • Adults and teenagers 15 years of age and older—10 milligrams (mg) once a day in the evening.
      • Children and teenagers younger than 15 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For oral dosage form (chewable tablets):
      • Children and teenagers 6 to 14 years of age—5 milligrams (mg) once a day in the evening.
      • Children 2 to 5 years of age—4 mg once a day in the evening.
      • Children younger than 2 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For oral dosage form (granules):
      • Children 2 to 5 years of age—4 milligrams (mg) (one packet) once a day in the evening.
      • Infants 6 months to 23 months of age—4 mg (one packet) once a day in the evening.
      • Infants younger than 6 months of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
  • For seasonal allergies:
    • For oral dosage form (tablets):
      • Adults and teenagers 15 years of age and older—10 milligrams (mg) once a day, taken in the morning or evening.
      • Children and teenagers younger than 15 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For oral dosage form (chewable tablets):
      • Children and teenagers 6 to 14 years of age—5 milligrams (mg) once a day, taken in the morning or evening.
      • Children 2 to 5 years of age—4 mg once a day, taken in the morning or evening.
      • Children younger than 2 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For oral dosage form (granules):
      • Children 2 to 5 years of age—4 milligrams (mg) (one packet) once a day, taken in the morning or evening.
      • Children younger than 2 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
Missed dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Montelukast reviews

3.7 / 5 average rating with 557 reviews for Montelukast from Iodine.com

2 Tips about Montelukast from Iodine.com

28 year old woman
  • Used for less than a week
  • Taken for Year-round allergies

Reviewed Montelukast on 10/10/2017

  • Not worth it
BEWARE- caused severe stomach pains, mood swings, nausea, flu like symptoms
27 year old woman
  • Used for a year or so
  • Taken for Year-round allergies

Reviewed 9/3/2017

  • Worth it
  • Worked so-so
  • Low hassle
I use it along with Flonase year round. I personally feel like I need an antihistamine as well. My allergies are awful, and any relief is a blessing.
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