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Montelukast

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Antiasthma Adult, Children

Montelukast - Dosage and How to Use

How should Montelukast be used?

  • Take exactly as how your healthcare professional has told you.
  • Do not stop taking your medication without checking with your healthcare professional.
  • You make take this medication with or without food.

If taking:

4mg Oral Granules

  • The granules should be consumed within 15 minutes of opening the sachet.
  • The medication can be mixed with a spoonful of the following room temperature food: apple sauce, mashed carrots, breast milk, porridge, rice, milk.
  • Alternatively, the medication can be fed directly into the child's mouth.
  • Your child may drink other room temperature liquids after swallowing the granules.
  • If the recommended method of administration above is not possible, you may mix the granules with room temperature water in a spoon and get the child to swallow the mixture immediately.
  • The granules will NOT dissolve in the liquids above. Do not attempt to dissolve or crush the granules.
       

 

5mg Chewable Tablets

  • Chew well before swallowing.
Dosage instructions for 5mg chewable Montelukast tablets
 

10mg Oral Tablets

  • Swallow whole with a glass of water, juice or milk. Do not crush, cut or dissolve the tablets.
  • It can be taken with or without food.
Dosage instructions for 10mg Montelukast oral tablets
 

What should I do if I miss a dose?

Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember it. If you remember a missed dose at the time of the next dose, omit the missed dose and take only the regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed one.

What should I do if I overdose?

  • Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2020
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital

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