What is Montelukast®?
Montelukast manufactured by Faran Shimi Pharmaceutical Company_ is available in 5mg chewable and 10mg coated tablets. 10 tablets are packed in a blister and 3 blisters are packaged in one box with a leaflet.
What is MonteLukast® tablet used for?
• It is used to prevent breathing problems that happen with exercise. • It is used to treat or prevent asthma. • It is used to ease allergy signs. • It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor. For breathing problems: • This drug is not to be used to treat intense flare-ups of shortness of breath. Use a rescue inhaler. Talk with the doctor.
Cautions and important information
How is this drug best taken?
Use this drug as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely. All products: • Take with or without food. • Keep taking this drug even when you are not having symptoms. • If taking this drug to prevent breathing problems that happen with exercise, take at least 2 hours before exercise. • If this drug is for asthma, take in the evening. Chewable tablets:Chew well before swallowing. Coated tablets: Swallow whole, don’t chew, break, or crush.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
• Skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. .
What to do if you overdose?
If you think there has been an overdose, call your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider right away.
Is Montelukast safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks to you and the baby
Hypersensitivity to montelukast or any component of the formulation
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take this drug?
• If you are allergic to this drug; any part of this drug; or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had. • This drug may interact with other drugs or health problems. • Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for. • you to take this drug with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
• Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, • swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat. • Signs of a very bad skin reaction (Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis) like red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin (with or without fever); red or irritated • eyes; or sores in the mouth, throat, nose, or eyes. • Trouble breathing that is new or worse. • Fever • Flu-like signs • Sinus pain • A burning, numbness, or tingling feeling that is not normal. • Ear pain.
What are some other side effects of this drug?
• Headache. • Stomach pain or diarrhea. • Signs of a common cold. • Cough These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
What are some side effects of Montelukast?
• Headache. • Stomach pain or diarrhea. • Signs of a common cold. • Cough. These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
How do I store and/or throw out this drug?
• Store at room temperature protected from light. Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom. • Store in original container. • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets. • Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about • the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.