What Singulair Chewables is and what it is used for
Montelukast 10 mg film-coated tablets are leukotriene receptor antagonist that blocks substances called leukotrienes. Leukotrienes cause narrowing and swelling of airways in the lungs and also cause allergy symptoms. By blocking leukotrienes, Montelukast 10 mg film-coated tablets improves asthma symptoms, helps control asthma and improves seasonal allergy symptoms (also known as hay fever or seasonal allergic rhinitis). Your doctor has prescribed Montelukast 10 mg film-coated tablets to treat asthma, preventing your asthma symptoms during the day and night.
• Montelukast 10 mg film-coated tablets are used for the treatment of patients who are not adequately controlled on their medication and need additional therapy.
• Montelukast 10 mg film-coated tablets also helps prevent the narrowing of airways triggered by exercise.
• In those asthmatic patients in whom Montelukast 10 mg film-coated tablets are indicated in asthma, Montelukast 10 mg film-coated tablets can also provide symptomatic relief of seasonal allergic rhinitis. Your doctor will determine how Montelukast 10 mg film-coated tablets should be used depending on the symptoms and severity of your asthma. Montelukast 10 mg film-coated tablets are indicated for patients 15 years of age and older. You must talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you do not feel better or if you feel worse.
How to take Singulair Chewables
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
• You should take only one tablet of Montelukast 10 mg film-coated tablets once a day as prescribed by your doctor.
• It should be taken even when you have no symptoms or have an acute asthma attack. For adults and adolescents 15 years of age and older: The recommended dose is one 10 mg tablet to be taken daily in the evening. If you are taking Montelukast 10 mg film-coated tablets, be sure that you do not take any other products that contain the same active ingredient, montelukast. This medicine is for oral use. Montelukast 10 mg film-coated tablets may be taken with or without food. If you take more Montelukast 10 mg film-coated tablets than you should Contact your doctor immediately for advice. There were no side effects reported in the majority of overdose reports. The most frequently occurring symptoms reported with overdose in adults and children included abdominal pain, sleepiness, thirst, headache, vomiting, and hyperactivity. If you forget to take Montelukast 10 mg film-coated tablets Try to take Montelukast 10 mg film-coated tablets as prescribed. However, if you miss a dose, just resume the usual schedule of one tablet once daily. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. If you stop taking Montelukast 10 mg film-coated tablets Montelukast 10 mg film-coated tablets can treat your asthma only if you continue to take it. It is important to continue taking Montelukast 10 mg film-coated tablets for as long as your doctor prescribes. It will help control your asthma. If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. In asthmatic patients treated with montelukast, very rare cases of a combination of symptoms such as flu-like illness, pins and needles or numbness of arms and legs, worsening of pulmonary symptoms and/or rash (Churg-Strauss syndrome) have been reported. You must tell your doctor right away if you get one or more of these symptoms. In clinical studies with Montelukast 10 mg film-coated tablets, the most commonly reported side effects (occurring in at least 1 of 100 patients and less than 1 of 10 patients treated) thought to be related to Montelukast 10 mg film-coated tablets were:
• abdominal pain
• headache These were usually mild and occurred at a greater frequency in patients treated with Montelukast 10 mg film-coated tablets than placebo (a pill containing no medication). If any of the following happens, stop taking Montelukast 10 mg and contact a doctor or go to the nearest hospital straight away, as you may need urgent medical attention:
• allergic reactions including rash, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and/or throat which may cause difficulty in breathing or swallowing (uncommon)
• tender red lumps under the skin most commonly on your shins (erythema nodosum), severe skin reactions (erythema multiforme) that may occur without warning (very rare)
• suicidal thoughts and actions (very rare) Additionally, while the medicine has been on the market, the following have been reported:
Very common: may affect more than 1 in 10 people
• upper respiratory infection
Common: may affect up to 1 in 10 people
• diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting
Uncommon: may affect up to 1 in 100 people
• behaviour and mood related changes [dream abnormalities, including nightmares, trouble sleeping, sleep walking, irritability, feeling anxious, restlessness, agitation including aggressive behaviour or hostility, depression]
• dizziness, drowsiness, pins and needles/numbness, seizure nosebleed
• dry mouth, indigestion
• bruising, itching, hives
• joint or muscle pain, muscle cramps
• weakness/tiredness, feeling unwell, swelling
Rare: may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people
• increased bleeding tendency
• disturbance in attention, memory impairment
Very rare: may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people
• hallucinations, disorientation
• hepatitis (inflammation of the liver)
• swelling (inflammation) of the lungs
Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor , pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine. For UK
•You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store
How to Store Singulair Chewables
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
• Do not use Montelukast 10 mg film-coated tablets after the expiry date which is stated on the label or carton after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
• This medicinal product does not require any special temperature storage conditions. Store in the original package in order to protect from light and moisture.
• Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
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