Montair (Montelukast Sodium)
What is Montair (Montelukast Sodium) used for?
Montair (Montelukast Sodium) is an oral leukotriene inhibitor used as a long-term treatment for patients who are suffering from asthma. The medication reduces swelling in the lungs and relaxes muscles in the chest area to allow easier and more comfortable respiration. This may also make it useful for the treatment of seasonal allergies or other conditions that may cause hayfever symptoms. It should be noted that this medication should not be used in the event of an asthma attack and an emergency inhaler should be kept on hand at all times.
How should I use Montair (Montelukast Sodium)?
Montair (Montelukast Sodium) is normally administered once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual instructions will be based on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. The tablets should be swallowed whole and unaltered along with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a meal or snack is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not chew, split, or crush the tablets to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Montair (Montelukast Sodium)?
The use of Montair (Montelukast Sodium) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are severe headaches, sinus pain, sensitive skin, easier bruising, tremors, unusual mood changes, depression, severe skin reactions, or deterioration of your asthma symptoms. Tell your doctor about any unusual symptoms you experience to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop more health problems from occurring.
Montair (Montelukast Sodium) should not be used to treat patients who are under the age of fifteen or lactose intolerant. You are also suggested to inform your doctor if you have any other chronic health conditions you have that may cause unexpected problems during treatment.
Strictly use Montair (Montelukast Sodium) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Montair (Montelukast Sodium) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.