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Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Mon- 5. Please consult your doctor.
Mon- 5 is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there ... View More
Mon- 5 is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Mon- 5 may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Mon- 5 is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Mon- 5 is recommended.
Mon- 5 should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mon- 5 may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Limited i... View More
Mon- 5 is a prescription medicine used for asthma prevention and for the treatment of allergy symptoms such as sneezing and runny nose. It reduces infla... View More
Uses of Mon- 5
- Asthma prevention
- Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies
Side effects of Mon- 5
How to use Mon- 5
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Mon- 5 may be taken with o... View More
How Mon- 5 works
Mon- 5 works by blocking the action of leukotriene, a chemical messenger. This reduces inflammation in the airways to prevent asthma and relieve symptom... View More
What if you forget to take Mon- 5?
If you miss a dose of Mon- 5, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your re... View More
- You have been prescribed Mon- 5 for asthma prevention and for the treatment of allergy symptoms such as sneezing and runny nose.
- It is a relatively safe medicine with very few side effects.
- Take Mon- 5 2 hours before exercising if you have exercise-induced asthma.
- It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden breathing problems. Use your rescue inhaler to control sudden difficulty in breathi... View More
- Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor, even if you feel better.
Asthma, Allergic rhinitis
Oral Chronic asthma Adult: As film-coated tab: 10 mg once daily in the evening. Allergic rhinitis Adult: 10 mg once daily. Prophylaxis of exerc... View More
Asthma Prophylaxis and maintenance treatment in patients aged >12 months <12 months: Safety and efficacy not established 12-24 months: 4 mg (granules... View More
Renal impairment: No dosage adjustment needed.
Mode of Action
Montelukast is a selective leukotriene receptor antagonist that blocks the effects of cysteinyl leukotrienes in the airways.
Not for the relief of acute bronchospasm. Not to be used as monotherapy for the prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm. Patients in whom asthma is ... View More
>10% Headache (18.4%; similar to placebo) 1-10% >2% Abdominal pain,Eczema,Influenza,Laryngitis,Pharyngitis,Viral infection,Wheezing,Dental pain,Di... View More
Induced hepatic metabolism resulting to decreased plasma concentration w/ potent inducers of cytochrome P450 isoenzymes (e.g. phenobarbital, phenytoin, ... View More
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More