Generic Name - Montelukast
Category - Antiasthmatic, leukotriene receptor antagonist
Generic for Singulair* is indicated to reduce asthma symptoms (coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, or chest tightness) and control your asthma. It does not provide instant relief and cannot be used to treat a sudden asthma attack. It works only when used on a regular basis to help reduce inflammation and prevent asthma attacks.
Generic for Singulair* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Singulair* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Singulair* is contraindicated in patients who have history of the following ailment condition
An acute asthma attack
On corticosteroid therapy, like prednisone or inhalers
Liver disease, like hepatitis
There are a number of medication that interact with Generic for Singulair* It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following
Generic for Singulair* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericSingulair*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Singulair* for asthma is one 10-milligram tablet once a day in the evening.
Generic for Singulair* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Singulair* side Effects include dark brown or yellow urine, diarrhea, easy bruising or bleeding, edema or swelling of the legs or ankles and fatigue or weakness.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Singulair*.
Generic for Singulair* and Pregnancy
There are no adequate or well-controlled studies to indicate the safety and effectiveness of Generic for Singulair* in pregnant women. Before taking Generic for Singulair*, consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Generic for Singulair* and Breastfeeding
Studies do not indicate whether Generic for Singulair* passes into the breast milk. Do consult your doctor, if this medication is essential to their health.
Generic for Singulair* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Singulair* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Singulair* and Geriatric
Generic for Singulair* has been used in some elderly patients and no differences in effectiveness or side effects were seen from those that occurred in younger adults.
The above information about Generic for Singulair* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.