Prescription Drugs

Abilify
Aciphex
Actonel
Actos
Acutect
Agenerase
Aggrastat
Alamast
Alinia
Alrex
Amerge
Angiomax
Antagon
Arava
Argatroban
Arixtra
Aromasin
Atacand
Avandia
Avelox
Avodart
Axert
Azopt
Benicar
Bextra
Celebrex
Celexa
Cetrotid
Clarinex
Colazal
Comtan
Curosurf
Definity
Detrol
Elidel
Ellence
Emtriva
Evoxac
Exelon
Extraneal
Factive
Faslodex
Ferrlecit
Foradil
Frova
Fuzeon
Geodon
Gleevec
Hectorol
Hepsera
Infasurf
Innohep
Inspra
Integrilin
Iressa
Kaletra
Keppra
Lantus
Levulan
Lotemax
Lumigan
Maxalt
Micardis
Mobic
Mylotarg
Natrecor
Neotect
NovoLog
Orfadin
Ortho-Evra
Panretin
Pletal
Precedex
Priftin
Protonix
Provigil
Rapamune
Refludan
Relenza
Renagel
Reyataz
Singulair
Solage
Somavert
Sonata
Spectracef
Starlix
Strattera
Sucraid
Sustiva
Synercid
Tamiflu
Targret
Tasmar
Temodar
Tequin
Thalomid
Thyrogen
Tikosyn
Travatan
Trileptal
Trisenox
Uroxatral
Valstar
Velcade
Viagra
Vioxx
Visudyne
Vitravene
Welchol
Xeloda
Xenical
Xopenex
Yasmin
Zaditor
Zavesca
Zelnorm
Zemplar
Zetia
Ziagen
Zometa
Zonegran
Zyvox

Singulair Information

Brand Name: Singulair
Active Ingredient:   montelukast sodium
Strength(s): 4 mg, 5 mg chewable tablets, and 10 mg oral tablets
Dosage Form(s):   Oral tablets and chewable tablets
Company Name:    Merck Research Laboratories
Availability:         Prescription only
*Date Approved by the FDA:   February 20, 1998
*Approval by FDA does not mean that the drug is available for consumers at this time.

What is Singulair used for?

Singulair is taken to prevent and treat asthma.  The oral tablets are for asthma patients age 15 years and older, and the chewable tablets are for pediatric patients 2 years of age and older.  Do not take Singulair to relieve an asthma attack. It is not a replacement for the quick help that short acting inhalers provide during an asthma attack. It is very important that you continue taking your other asthma medicines unless your health care provider tells you to stop.

General Precautions with Singulair:

  • It is very important that you continue to take your other asthma medicines unless your doctor tells you to stop.
  • If your asthma is made worse by aspirin, you should continue to avoid aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • Phenylketonuric patients should be aware that the chewable tablet for Singulair contains phenylalanine (a part of aspartame).

What should I tell my doctor or health care provider?

  • Tell your doctor or health care provider if you are trying to become pregnant, are already pregnant, or are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of Singulair?

(This list is NOT a complete list of side effects reported with Singulair. Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)
  • Feeling tired
  • Fever
  • Stomach pain 
  • Upset stomach
  • Intestinal upset
  • Heartburn
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

Reports of patients’ experiences after Singulair became available include:

  • Allergic reactions including swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and/or throat, (which may cause difficulty in breathing or swallowing), hives, and itching. Stop taking Singulair and call your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
  • A rare condition, that includes a combination of certain symptoms which do not go away or get worse, including a flu-like illness, rash, pins and needles or numbness of arms or legs, and severe inflammation of the sinuses. These have usually occurred, but not always, in people whose oral steroid medicines for asthma were being gradually lowered or stopped. Although Singulair has not been shown to cause this condition, you must tell your doctor right away if you get one or more of these symptoms.

For more detailed information about Singulair, ask your health care provider.

Copyright Prescription Drug Information2002-2004. All right are reserved.
Link Partners: Computer Dictionary | Science Dictionary | Legal Dictionary
Medical Dictionary | Dentist Directory