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Montelukast Side-effects

Like any other drug, some side-effects are also associated with Montelukast. Some of the common side-effects are:

  • Stomach pain, upset stomach
  • Nausea, diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Tooth pain
  • Sore throat, cough, hoarseness
  • Mild rash

When a patient experiences serious side-effects, it is important to report them to a doctor. Some of the serious side-effects are:

  • Allergic reaction like hives, swelling at throat, tongue, lips, etc.
  • Skin rash
  • Behavior changes, depression, anxiety
  • Tremors or shaking
  • Severe sinus pain, irritation or swelling
  • Worsening asthma symptoms
  • Severe skin reaction

Drug Interactions of Montelukast

Some drugs may interact with Montelukast. Thus, patients are advised to disclose all medications they are taking with their physician. If they are taking following medications, they should consult with doctor before starting this medication:

  • Rifampin
  • Phenobarbital

Important Warning and Precautions of Montelukast

It is prudent to be aware of important warnings and precautions which are associated with Singulair. If a patient is afflicted with other medical conditions, then the patient is advised to discuss this with their doctor to make sure that they are not contraindicated for Singulair therapy. The following conditions may be a contraindication for starting Singulair therapy:

  • Pregnant or breast-feedingl
  • Allergies to any food, dyes or preservativesl
  • Phenylketonurial
  • Liver diseasel
  • Patients are allergic to its ingredientsl
  • Suffering from galactose intolerancel