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Active ingredient: Montelukast

Montelukast - Montelukast is a leukotriene receptor antagonist (LTRA) used for the maintenance treatment of asthma and to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies. It is usually administered orally. Montelukast blocks the action of leukotriene D4 on the cysteinyl leukotriene receptor CysLT1 in the lungs and bronchial tubes by binding to it. This reduces the bronchoconstriction otherwise caused by the leukotriene, and results in less inflammation. Because of its method of operation, it is not useful for the treatment of acute asthma attacks. Again because of its very specific locus of operation, it does not interact with other allergy medications such as theophylline. Montelukast is marketed in United States and many other countries by Merck & Co. with the brand name Singulair®. It is available as oral tablets, chewable tablets, and oral granules. In India and other countries, it is also marketed under the brand name Montair®, produced by Indian company Cipla.

Indication: For the treatment of asthma

Montelukast, like zafirlukast, is a leukotriene receptor antagonist used as an alternative to anti-inflammatory medications in the management and chronic treatment of asthma and exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB). Unlike zafirlukast, Montelukast does not inhibit CYP2C9 or CYP3A4 and is, therefore, not expected to affect the hepatic clearance of drugs metabolized by these enzymes.

Montelukast available forms, composition, doses:

Price
Singulair 10 mg tablet4.77 USD
Singulair 30 4 mg Chew Tabs Bottle145.91 USD
Singulair 30 4 mg Packets Packet145.91 USD
Singulair 30 5 mg Chew Tabs Bottle145.91 USD
Tablets, Chewable; Oral; Montelukast Sodium 4 mg
Tablets, Chewable; Oral; Montelukast Sodium 5 mg
Tablets; Oral; Montelukast Sodium 10 mg
Tablets; Oral; Montelukast Sodium 4 mg
Tablets; Oral; Montelukast Sodium 5 mg

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