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Q. I took only one pill of Montelukast. Am I at risk of experiencing any side effects?

Answered by
Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 24, 2022

Hello doctor,

A family doctor gave me a prescription for asthma. I do not have asthma, but I did have COVID, which gave me throat pain and a cough. I only took the medication once because I read the side effects, and there were a lot of mental health risks associated with the drug, and I am already dealing with specific mental health issues. I was given the tablet Montelukast (Montelukast sodium), and I read that the drug only works if you continue to use it and let it build in your system. Since I only took it once and have no plan to retake it, am I at risk of experiencing any side effects? Please advise.

Thank you.

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concern. I have gone through the detailed history you have given (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). In general, tablet Montelukast (Montelukast sodium) is well tolerated among patients with outdated long-term side effects.

So no need to worry much about single dose-related side effects. I want to clarify, is it 10 mg or 5 mg?

Please follow-up so that I can guide you better.

Thank you.

Thank you doctor,

The prescribed medication is tablet Montelukast 10 mg.

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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

You do not have to worry about side effects as the effect of the tablet starts after a month of use only. I hope this helps.

Thank you.


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