"Montelukast" - a drug that has a bronchodilator effect. It was synthesized relatively recently and is not addictive. The medicine cures spasm of the bronchi, preventing asthma attacks.
The drug is produced in the form of chewing andsimple tablets for oral administration. Acts as follows: eliminates spasm of muscles in the pulmonary vessels, reduces edema and slows down the processes of separation of mucus.
"Montelukast" (analogues-synonyms: "Singular" and "Singlon") is released according to the recipe, it is stored no more than a year in a dark dry premise.
The drug is taken in an amount of 4-10 milligramsOnce a day, adults are recommended to take a maximum dose of 10 mg at bedtime, the drug is sufficient for a day. After elimination of symptoms (usually this occurs on the first day after admission), you should continue to take preventive measures. The duration of prevention depends on the severity of the disease and the characteristics of the body and is set by the doctor. May be administered together with inhalers.
Usually, to prevent spasm,take 5 mg of the drug "Montelukast". Analogs, instructions for use - all this suggests that the effect occurs within two hours, there remains for the whole day; while taking more than ten milligrams of the drug does not improve the effectiveness of the action.
The medicine "Montelukast", analogues are appointed in the following cases:
The drug "Montelukast" (analogs, generics and medications of this kind) is contraindicated in two cases:
With caution, "Montelukast" is appointed at:
Most often, when the drug is taken "Montelukast", analogues and its generics, indigestion of the stomach, severe dizziness and short-term loss of orientation, headache and swelling of the mucous membranes may appear.
Less often (less than a tenth of a percent of patients) there are such unpleasant consequences:
Overdose with the medicine "Montelukast"(instructions for use, price, analogues - all this in prostaglandin preparations is similar, so it will be approximately the same and the effect on the body) is quite possible. The maximum admissible dose of taking the drug: 0.2 grams for twenty days or 0.9 grams per week does not cause an overdose effect. In acute overdose (1 gram of the medicine at a time), the following symptoms are observed: thirst, vomiting, nervous excitement, which can be replaced by drowsiness. The treatment is the removal of symptoms, there are no specific recommendations.
Many drugs have a whole listsubstitute drugs, is not an exception, the "Montelukast". Analogues "Singular" and "Singlon" in terms of cost practically do not differ (from eight hundred and fifty rubles for the package of the drug).
Please note that one should not self-medicate - the drug should be prescribed only by a doctor.