Facts about Singulair side effects

Singulair side effects :
a look at Purpose, Use and Impact

Singulair (Montelukast) is used to prevent asthma symptoms. It works by blocking the action of substances that cause inflammation, fluid retention, mucous secretion, and constriction in your lungs.

This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Singulair side effects and interactions

Before taking montelukast, tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially phenobarbital (Solfoton), rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane), and vitamins, if you have or have ever had phenylketonuria or liver disease or if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking montelukast, call your doctor.

To work properly, montelukast must be taken every day at the same time, even if your asthma seems better. Do not stop taking montelukast, even if your asthma seems better, unless you are told to do so by your doctor. Check with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if your asthma gets worse.

You may be taking other medicines for asthma along with montelukast. Do not stop taking or reduce the dose of the other medicines, even if your asthma seems better, unless you are told to do so by your doctor.

Observed Singulair side effects

Along with its needed effects, there may be unwanted Singulair side effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Although rarely observed check with your doctor as soon as possible if you notice pus in your urine.

Other Singulair side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:

More Commonly Observed


Less Commonly Observed

Abdominal or stomach pain; cough; dental pain; dizziness; fever; heartburn; skin rash; stuffy nose; weakness or unusual tiredness.

Other Singulair side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.

Sources : The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the United States Pharmacopeia (USP)

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