Singulair is one of the leukotriene inhibitors, an allergy medication. It influences and blocks leukotrienes, chemicals that are released by your body when you breathe an allergen and cause your lungs to swell and the muscles around your airways to tighten considerably. As a result you get reactions similar to asthma attacks. Singulair is prescribed in case of such allergy symptoms, as well as runny nose and sneezing, in adults and children older than six months. This drug also helps relieve the effects of asthma itself in adults and children from one year old onwards. Sometimes Singulair can be prescribed for exercise-induced bronchoconstriction prevention, but only if the patient is not already taken it for asthma or allergy symptomatic treatment.
Take Singulair according to the plan developed by your doctor. Usually this medication is taken once every twenty-four hours, apart from the most severe cases where your physician may recommend to increase the dosage. If you are taking Singulair to prevent exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, you need to take your pill at least 2 hours before the physical activity starts.
Singulair exists in three forms: chewable tablets (4 mg or 5 mg), 10mg film-coated pills and Oral granules. With the help of your doctor or pharmacist you can pick the variant that appeals to you the most in terms of ingestion.