Montair (Montelukast Sodium)
What is Montair (Montelukast Sodium) used for?
Montair (Montelukast Sodium) is used to help prevent symptoms of asthma, such as wheezing and breathlessness, and to decrease the amount of asthma attacks. This drug can also be used prior to exercise in order to prevent bronchospasms. It is not intended as a replacement for a quick relief inhaler.
It is a type of drug known as a leukotriene inhibitor, which works by inhibiting the actions of chemicals in the body known as leukotrienes. These chemicals cause swelling in the lungs and tightening of the airways, which in turn can cause asthma symptoms. Apart from the above mentioned uses, this drug is also used to relieve nasal congestion caused by allergies.
How should I use Montair (Montelukast Sodium)?
Montair (Montelukast Sodium) comes in the form of tablets, which are taken orally, with or without food. Patients taking the chewable form of these tablets should thoroughly chew them before swallowing them. If this medication is being taken to prevent breathing problems from occurring while exercising, you should take it at least 2 hours before exercise. It is essential that patients consult their physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed.
What are the side effects of Montair (Montelukast Sodium)?
Some side effects may occur as a result of taking Montair (Montelukast Sodium), such as:
You should consult your physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if any other more serious side effects occur, such as unusual bruising, muscular pain, suicidal thoughts, tremors, severe sinus pain or serious asthma symptoms.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Montair (Montelukast Sodium). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.