What is Montelukast?
Montelukast is an asthma drug. The active substance montelukast blocks the action of leukotrienes: hormone-like substances in the body that cause allergy symptoms. Montelukast can be ordered online through the pharmacies working together with Dokteronline.com. This medication is available on prescription which is provided through an online consultation.
What is this medicine used for?
Doctors prescribe Montelukast against asthma, a condition in which the airway reacts with an allergic response to certain stimuli such as cold air, dust mites, smoke or exercise. During an asthma attack the muscles of the airways tense. The symptoms that may be associated therewith, include
Montelukast reduces these symptoms and helps to prevent asthma attacks. This medication is also used to relieve or prevent hay fever symptoms in patients with asthma.
How to use Montelukast?
Montelukast is available in tablets, granulates and chewable tablets. Swallow the tablet without chewing, with liquid. The granulates can be taken without liquid. You can also scatter them on some custard or apple sauce and eat them. When using the chewable tablets you do not need water. Montelukast should be taken daily, even if you have no symptoms. Take the medicine preferably in the evening before bedtime, with or without food.
The pharmacies working together with Dokteronline.com offer Montelukast online in various strengths. A doctor determines the dosage. Unless a doctor prescribes otherwise, the usual dosage is as follows:
- Adults and children over 15 years: 1 tablet of 10 mg once daily in the evening with some water.
A different dosage is recommended for children younger than 15 years. Do not deviate from the prescribed dosage and read the instructions before use.
Montelukast can cause side effects, although not everybody gets affected. The side effects that may occur, if any, include:
- Gastrointestinal complaints (abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea);
- Upper respiratory tract infection (cold symptoms);
- Dizziness and/or drowsiness.
If you suffer from side effects, then please consult a doctor. Read the package leaflet for a complete list of possible side effects.
When not to use Montelukast?
Montelukast is not a suitable medicine for everyone. Do not used this asthma medication if you:
- are allergic to montelukast or any of the excipients used (see leaflet).
If you suffer from health problems, consult a doctor about the use of Montelukast. Always mention any other medications you are taking during the ordering process: some medicines may interact with Montelukast.
Pregnancy / driving ability / alcohol
Use this medicine only in consultation with a doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Montelukast can sometimes cause side effects such as dizziness or drowsiness. Do not participate in traffic if you experience these.
Alcohol can provoke or intensify side effects such as dizziness. Moderate or stake your intake of alcohol if necessary.