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Montelukast Topical



How it works

Montelukast belong to a class of medicines called leukotriene receptor antagonist (anti-asthmatic drugs). It blocks the action of certain natural substances (leukotrienes) that are involved in causing asthma and allergies. It makes breathing easier by reducing swelling in the airways.

Common side effects


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Expert advice

  • Do not take montelukast if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to montelukast or any of the other ingredients of montelukast.
  • Contact your doctor, if your asthma or breathing gets worse.
  • Montelukast is not meant to treat asthma attacks of short duration. If an attack occurs, it is advisable to always have your inhaled rescue medicine with you.
  • Take asthma medications prescribed only by doctor. Montelukast should not be substituted for other asthma medications your doctor has prescribed for you.
  • Consult your doctor if you get symptoms of flu-like illness, pins and needles or numbness of arms or legs, worsening of respiratory symptoms, and/or rash.
  • Consult your doctor before taking this drug if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

Content on this page was last updated on 25 January, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)