Singulair, or more commonly known as Montelukast, is a leukotriene receptor antagonist, primarily used for maintenance treatment of asthma. It is also prescribed to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies. It is also often used to prevent exercise-induced bronchospasms and bronchoconstriction in children, teenagers, and adults.
In patients suffering from asthma, Singulair is prescribed to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, and attacks. It can also be useful against hay fever and rhinitis symptoms such as itchy nose and sneezing. The active ingredient in Singulair is Montelukast Sodium, coupled with various inactive ingredients such as aspartame, magnesium stearate, and red ferric oxide.
How It Works
To break it down, Singulair works by blocking the actions of Leukotriene; signaling molecules that the body naturally produces when there is inflammation. These molecules play a crucial role in elevating the symptoms of asthma and hay fever; causing redness, swelling, mucus secretion, and bronchoconstriction.
You are instructed to take this medicine orally, as told to you by your doctor who has the liberty of altering your dosage to achieve optimal results. It is suggested that for it to work efficiently, it should be taken at the same time every day.
Do not discontinue your course even if the symptoms disappear as it works by maintaining your medical condition. You are also instructed to keep your other asthma-related medications going as regulated by your doctor.