Amikast 5 is a prescription medicine used for asthma prevention and for the treatment of allergy symptoms such as sneezing and runny nose. It reduces in... View More
Uses of Amikast 5
Side effects of Amikast 5
How to use Amikast 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. Amikast 5 may be taken wit... View More
How Amikast 5 works
Amikast 5 works by blocking the action of leukotriene, a chemical messenger. This reduces inflammation in the airways to prevent asthma and relieve symp... View More
What if you forget to take Amikast 5?
If you miss a dose of Amikast 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... View More
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
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