Tablets: 4 milligrams,
Tablets: 5 milligrams,
Tablets: 10 milligrams.
Singulair is prescribed for the treatment of asthma and seasonal allergic rhinitis. Singulair begins working after 3 to 14 days of therapy.
Therefore, it should not be prescribed for the treatment of an acute asthmatic attack.
Singulair is prescribed for long-term prevention of asthma. It reduces the swelling and inflammation that tend to close up the airways, and relaxes the walls of the bronchial tubes, expanding the airways and permitting more air to pass through.
Singulair is also prescribed to relieve the stuffy, runny nose and sneezing caused by seasonal allergies.
The recommended dose of Singulair is 4, 5, or 10 milligrams daily. The 4 and 5 milligrams tablets are prescribed in children. Singulair should be taken in the evening with or without food.
ADULTS AND CHILDREN 15 AND OVER
The usual dose is one 10-mg tablet once a day in the evening.
The usual dose is one 10-mg tablet once a day taken at any time.
CHILREN 6 TO 14 YEARS OLD
The usual dose is one 5-mg chewable tablet once a day in the evening.
The usual dose is one 5-mg chewable tablet once a day taken at any time.
CHILDREN 2 TO 5 YEARS OLD
The dosage is one 4-mg chewable tablet or one packet of 4-mg oral granules per day, taken in the evening.
The dosage is one 4-mg chewable tablet or one packet of 4-mg oral granules per day, taken at any time.
CHILDREN 12 TO 23 MONTHS OLD
The dosage is one packet of 4-mg oral granules taken once a day in the evening.
The safety and effectiveness of Singulair for treating asthma in children under 12 months have not been studied.
Singulair is not approved for treating allergies in children under 2 years old.
The most common side effects with Singulair are:
- Abdominal pain;
- Rhinitis (inflammation of the inner lining of the nose);
- Sore throat;
These side effects occur in 1 in 50 to 1 in 7 persons who take Singulair.
Singulair side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Viral Infection;
- Upper Respiratory Infection;
- Tendency To Bleed Easily;
- Swelling Of The Mouth Or Throat;
- Swelling Due To Fluid Retention;
- Sore Throat;
- Skin Inflammation;
- Sinus Pain;
- Runny Nose;
- Nasal Congestion;
- Muscle Aches And Cramps;
- Leg Pain;
- Indigestion And Other Digestive Problems;
- Eye Inflammation;
- Ear Pain;
- Ear Infection;
- Difficulty Breathing Or Swallowing;
- Dental Pain;
- Allergic Reaction;
- Abnormal Dreams;
- Abdominal Pain;