Montelukast
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Montelukast?

(mon te LOO kast)

• This medicine is used to relieve allergy symptoms.

• This medicine is used to prevent exercise-induced breathing problems.

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat asthma.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Do not use this medicine to prevent exercise-induced breathing problems if you are already using it for asthma or allergy.

• Wear disease medical alert identification.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• If you have PKU, talk with healthcare provider. Some products do contain phenylalanine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Flu-like symptoms. These include headache, weakness, fever, shakes, aches, pains, and sweating. Mild pain medicine may help.

• Nervous and excitable.

• Headache.

• Belly pain.

• Nausea...

 
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