Allergic Rhinitis and Leukotriene Inhibitors
Effect of Leukotriene Inhibitors on Allergic Rhinitis
Singulair works by decreasing how many leukotrienes (chemicals) the body creates in response to an allergen, thereby preventing symptoms from developing.
Side Effects and Warnings
Possible side effects of leukotrine inhibitors include:
- Flu-like symptoms
- Headache and stomach ache
- Nausea and vomiting
- Nasal congestion
Note: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating to see if there is a link between taking this medication and having suicidal thoughts. If you are taking Singulair, do not stop right way. Talk to your doctor first.