MONTELUKAST is known as a leukotriene receptor antagonist. MONTELUKAST is prescribed to help prevent asthma attacks or exercise-induced bronchoconstriction.
How it Works
MONTELUKAST works to control the symptoms of asthma by blocking the effects leukotrienes. Leukotrienes are produced by the body when asthma symptoms flare up, this may be caused without or with reason being exercise or pollen exposure. Such instances cause body to produce chemical substances called leukotrienes, which cause the inflammation in the smaller airways of the lungs.The inflammation irritates the muscles around the airways and causes them to constrict, this causes airways to narrow which makes it more difficult for air to get in and out of the lungs. This causes the typical symptoms of wheeze, chest tightness and shortness of breath. The inflammation also causes the lining of airways to make extra mucus which causes coughing. Thus MONTELUKAST helps in the treatment of these symptoms.
Common Side effects
Patients who take MONTELUKAST may suffer from such side effects;
Stomach or intestinal upset,
Upper respiratory infection
The Montelukast is the drug that is used to avoid the seasonal allergies occurs for the human beings. It is designed by CIPLA, Ranbaxy, and Aronex Life Science. It is referred in the US brand name as Singulair and having the brand names as MONTAIR. It is used in the long treatment of asthma. It is usually manufactured in the form of tablets. The tablets are varying in density as 4 mg, 5 mg and 10 mg. They are having the medium dosage level. It is used to control the Hey-fever which occurs in the human. It is having the marketing strategy in generic drug.
The most active ingredient of the drug is MONTELUKAST SODIUM. The calculated weight molecule of this substance is 608.18. It is an ethanol, water, and methanol soluble substance. This drug comes in various strengths and forms. Inactive components of the drug are mannitol, magnesium stearate, and aspartame, ferric oxide red and artificial flavourings.
It is having the control over the chemical agent Leukotrienes. These chemical agents are causing cells to inflame by binding with the cells. The drug is preventing the chemical to bind with the cells, so that the blood circulations are controlled. It is used for the treatment of asthma. It is used to gives the treatment to mentally depressed people. It avoids allergies occurs when following the dietary conditions.
Dosage and administration
The dosages are given as per the doctor's manual. The dosages can be taken with or without food. But it will be better if you take the medicine after the food. There is only one dosage at a time. The strength of the dosages will depends on the age and medical conditions of the patients.
The overdose is not allowed since it may cause effects like allergies and wheezing. You need to tell the doctors if you are having the breathing problems before taking the medicines.
The pregnant women should strictly follow the dietary conditions. If the people are having liver and kidney problems, should not use this medicine without consulting with the doctors. You need to explain to the doctors about the allergies, when you take the medicines. If you are having the thought of suicide, you need to consult with the doctors.
The drug may cause some side effects like problem in breathing, uneven heart beats. It may also cause the wheezing problem. Sometimes there is a bleeding from the stomach and the pain in the stomach. It causes the pain in the urine. Some people are facing problems in the skin related diseases and yellowing of eye.
The drugs should be stored in the temperature of 25 degrees. It is suggested that always kept the medicines in the top of the roofs which is not reachable to the children and pets in your home. You should not keep this medicine in the sunlight and the cold. The medicines should be kept away from the moistures and the heat.