Singulair is a leukotriene receptor antagonist that is used to prevent and treat asthma. It may also be prescribed for other conditions like runny nose allergies.
MODE OF APPLICATION
Use Singulair as directed by your doctor. Follow the directions on the label. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions about this information. Take Singulair by mouth with food or after it.
Continue to use Singulair even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
If you miss a dose of Singulair, take it as soon as possible. If this occurred while taking your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
THE MECHANISM OF ACTION
Singulair is a leukotriene receptor antagonist. It works by blocking a substance called leukotrienes, which help reduce certain types of asthma and allergies.
If you take more dose you need in long period of time it can lead to such symptoms as thirst, drowsiness, dilated pupils, increased muscle movements, or severe stomach pain. If you experience one of them call your doctor immediately.
Tablets should be stored at room temperature, 15-30 ° C (59-86 degrees Fahrenheit).
Discuss with your doctor about any prior medical condition that you may have including allergies to medicines, food or other substances or if you have liver problems.
You must not take if you are allergic to any ingredient in it.
If you are pregnant or suspect that you are, then stop using Singulair and contact your doctor immediately.
It is unknown whether SIngulair is secreted in breast milk. Avoid breast feeding while using the drug.
Certain drugs can interact with Singulair and hence, mention clearly to your doctor or pharmacist all medicines, dietary supplements and herbal prescriptions that you are taking.
In some cases, people have an asthma that’s allergic to the use of aspirin or nonsteroidal anti–inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (eg, ibuprofen). If your asthma is allergic to it, then do not use these drugs.
Always carry appropriate medicine (eg, bronchodilator inhalers) with you in case of an asthma attack. Contact your doctor promptly if your short–acting inhaler use increases or if use exceeds the 24–hour maximum prescribed by your doctor.
Contact your doctor if your asthma worsens.
Consult your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become frequent:
- cough, dizziness, headache, upset stomach, nausea, stomach upset or pain, nasal congestion, fatigue, sleep problems, weakness.
Contact your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur:
- Severe allergic reactions (rash, hives, itching, shortness of breath, chest tightness, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue), aggressive behavior, agitation, dark urine, fever, flu-like symptoms, hallucinations, irregular heartbeat, mood changes, new onset or worsening shortness of breath or other breathing problems, numbness or tingling in hands or feet, seizures, severe or persistent stomach pain, severe inflammation of the sinuses, suicidal thoughts or actions, swelling, unusual bruising or bleeding, upper respiratory tract infection, yellowing of the skin or eyes.
If you have any questions about Singulair, please talk to your doctor.
Singulair should be used only on prescription.
If symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.