The Montelukast is used in the prevention and long-term treatment of ‘ asthma .It is also used in the treatment of allergy symptoms and in the prevention of asthma attacks caused by physical activity.
What is Montelukast?
Montelukast works by regulating and blocking the action of leukotrienes , substances included in the generation of certain of the symptoms of asthma and allergies .
How is Montelukast taken?
Montelukast is administered orally .
Side effects of Montelukast
The use of Montelukast can be linked to piscological or psychiatric problems.
Among its other possible side effects we also find:
- slight pain in the throat
- slight stomach pain stomach
- stuffy or runny nose
- stomach upset
It is essential to notify the doctor immediately in the presence of:
- breathing problems
- feeling of tightness or chest pain
- swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue
- dark urine
- ear pain
- fever, chills or continuous throat pain
- flu-like symptoms
- irregular heart beat
- changes in mood or behavior
- new or worsening breathing problems
- numbness or tingling in hands or feet
- red, swollen, blistered or peeling skin
- strong or continuous stomach pain
- bad paranasal sinuses
- suicidal instincts
- swelling of the hands, ankles or feet
- bruising or bleeding
- upper airway infections
Contraindications and warnings on the use of Montelukast
Before using Montelukast it is essential to warn the doctor:
- the possible allergy to the active substance, its excipients, every other medicine, food or other substances;
- in the presence of lactose intolerance ;
- of the drugs, phytotherapy and supplements taken, specifically corticosteroid products;
- if you suffer (or have suffered) from psychological or psychiatric disorders;
- in the presence of suicidal instincts;
- if you are pregnant or breastfeeding .
Montelukast can impair your ability to drive or operate dangerous machinery . This side effect can worsen by consuming alcohol and certain medications.