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      Brand Name: SINGULAIR

      Generic Name: Montelukast

      Generic for Singulair* (Montelukast) is used to prevent and manage asthma. It belongs to a group of medications known as leukotriene receptor antagonists. By blocking the effects of leukotrienes in your body, Montelukast also relieves the symptoms of seasonal allergies such as hay fever. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Read More>>

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    What is Generic for Singulair* used for?

    Generic for Singulair* (Montelukast) is used to prevent and manage asthma. It belongs to a group of medications known as leukotriene receptor antagonists. By blocking the effects of leukotrienes in your body, Montelukast also relieves the symptoms of seasonal allergies such as hay fever. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

    What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Singulair*?

    The dosage of Generic for Singulair* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

    Generic for Singulair* can be taken with or without food.

    What if you miss a dose of Generic for Singulair*?

    If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Singulair* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

    What if you overdose on Generic for Singulair*?

    Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Singulair*, seek medical attention immediately.

    What other drugs could interact with Generic for Singulair*?

    It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Singulair*.

    Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Singulair*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

    Generic for Singulair* can interact with other asthma medications.

    Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

    What are the side effects of Generic for Singulair*?

    Like other medicines, Generic for Singulair* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Singulair* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

    It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Singulair* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Singulair* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

    Generic for Singulair* can cause side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, headache, stomach pain, heartburn, tooth pain, sore throat, stuffy nose, and fever. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Singulair*.

    What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Singulair*?

    Is it possible for me to take Generic for Singulair* with other drugs?
    Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Singulair*?
    What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Singulair*?
    How will Generic for Singulair* work in my body?
    How should Generic for Singulair* be taken?
    How to reduce the risk of Generic for Singulair* drug interactions and side effects?

    Note

    The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Singulair* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

     

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    Posted By... IDMRx User | 2013-01-08
    My son got severe asthma in his 12th age, Now he is under treatment with Salbutamol. Does this drug helps to treat this condition? Reply
    Replied by Pharmacist @ IDM
    Hi, Yes!!! Absolutely Montelukast is used to prevent and manage asthma but Salbutamol will also treat the same of Montelukast. So you should not take Montelukast and Saltubamol together and regarding switching form Salbutamol to Montelukast you need to consult your physician.
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    Posted By... IDMRx User | 2011-03-23
    I would like to know the differance in generic & singulair. Reply
    Replied by Pharmacist @ IDM
    Hi, Singulair is the brand name and the chemical compound present in that is Montelukast. We are selling another brand called Montair which also contain the chemical compound Montelukast. So there is no difference between the Singulair and Generic for Singulair, since the chemical compound remains same.
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