About "Montelukast"

Montelukast belongs to the leukotriene receptor antagonist group of drugs and is primarily used to treat and prevent asthma. It reduces the symptoms caused by asthma and also the frequency of asthma attacks, but should not be given when an asthma attack has already started. It is also used in exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, and allergies like sneezing, runny nose, and wheezing.

Related Terms: Levocetirizine, Allergy, Fexofenadine, Asthma, Fluticasone, Inhaler, Steam Inhalation

Recently Answered Questions

Can Budecort and Montelukast be given together in a child?
Query: Hello doctor,My son is 3.5 years old. We live in a place which has a lot of dust along with cold weather. My son has been suffering from regular cold cough problems since he turned 1, on an average three times in a month. Sometimes, the gap is longer when we are too careful and maybe the weather is ...  Read Full »
Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim
Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please note that Budecort inhaler is the medicine to prevent or reduce these instances and Asthalin is the emergency medicine to control sudden bouts. Hence, without fail you should start and continue using Budecort along with Montelukast and use Asthalin on SOS basis. As...  Read Full »
What is the reason for recurrent allergic cold episodes?
Query: Hello doctor, My son is 16 years old and gets an allergic cold bout at least once a month. His symptoms during that time are an excessive running nose, frequent sneezing bouts, and nasal irritation. Please suggest the appropriate remedy for curing his allergy from the root and also for immediate re...  Read Full »
Dr. Shyam Kalyan N
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Give him Allegra M (Montelukast and Fexofenadine) tablet for a week in the evenings. This medicine is better than others as it produces the least sleep. This will help him read well. Keep away from dust, smoke, fumes, perfumes, mud, pollution, direct air-conditioning, e...  Read Full »
Dust and perfume make me cough. How can I get better?
Query: Hello doctor,Since many years, I am facing a sinusitis problem. When I catch the flu, it gets worse. This time, I caught the flu twice this month. The sinustis got worse and I visited a doctor who prescribed me with a course of Fexet, Klaricid, and Ventek. He said that I need to take Ventek for thr...  Read Full »
Dr. Shyam Kalyan N
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sinusitis will not get relieved by Montelukast tablet alone. We will need to evaluate you. Sinusitis can be due to various factors such as genetics, anatomy, allergy, pollution and much more. When there is chronic sinusitis, we investigate to find the cause and i...  Read Full »
How long should I continue Levocet M for itchy throat?
Query: Hi doctor, I had a problem of nose block and my ENT surgeon suggested me to go for a nose operation. As per doctor instruction, operation of my nose was carried out before three months. Now my nose is almost fine, but still I feel that something is there in my throat. I also feel itchy throat and e...  Read Full »
Dr. Shyam Kalyan N
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms seem to suggest that you are suffering from allergy. Levocet M (Levocetirizine and Montelukast) is given for the same purpose. It is true that the medicine should be taken for a few months regularly. It has minimal side effects, like dryness of mouth...  Read Full »
Please help with my allergic reaction to cherries.
Query: Hi doctor, I had an allergic reaction after eating fresh cherries last night. My eyes began itching and then swelled up. It also started tearing. I woke up this morning with mild swelling on the inner parts of my eyes. I have attached the photo for your reference. Please help.  Read Full »
Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You got an allergic reaction and there is no need to worry. I suggest antihistamines and tablet Montek-LC containing Montelukast with Levocetirizine. I also suggest antacids along with that. Consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent. ...  Read Full »
Is there anything of concern in my husband's blood test?
Query: Hello doctor, My husband is 27 years old. He had blood tests before nine months and the report is as follows: WBC 5800, RBC 5400, Hb 16.6, HCT 47, lymphocyte 46.8%, neutrophils 39.2%, monocytes 8.1%, eosinophils 5.3, platelet 186000, basophils 0.6%, ALT 0.8 and LIC 0.2. Again, he had a blood test la...  Read Full »
Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I had gone through all the details posted. For sore throat, I suggest Listerine mouthwash gargles twice daily and combination of Montelukast and Fexofenidine once daily in the morning for three days. Also avoid cool water, cool drinks, alcohol and smoking if he has a ...  Read Full »
What is the reason for recurrent wet cough and running nose in a child?
Query: Hi doctor, My 2.5 years old is having a wet cough and running nose (no fever). It starts with a dry cough and in a day or two, converts to wet. The same process has been going on for a month. He stays healthy for 2 to 3 days and then falls sick. Advise medicine for current situation and supplements...  Read Full »
Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim
Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to What you are describing seems to be something like hyperreactive airway disease. In such cases, we initially give a trial of Montelukast for a few weeks to a month and look at the response. Based on the response, we may add steroids followed by inhalers (different combi...  Read Full »
I am suffering from severe allergy. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from severe allergy. I tried different medicines for this, but everything was useless. Please help.  Read Full »
Dr. Parth R Goswami
Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Depending on the severity and type of allergic reaction, the treatment is given. For mild allergic inflammation with high AEC (absolute eosinophil count), Fexofenadine and Montelukast combination drug is given. And if the allergic inflammation is very severe, then short-t...  Read Full »
I am diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma. Can I cure it?
Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old male. I play football and run. About 5 to 6 months ago, I noticed that I could not get a full breath when and only when I was exercising. The only medication I was on was Accutane. I have since completed my Accutane cycle and have had an appointment with a pulmonol...  Read Full »
Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction or asthma is very common if you are experiencing shortness of breath after exercise. As you said, you were prescribed on Singulair (Montelukast sodium) and Dulera (Mometasone furoate and Formoterol fumarate) inhaler after which you...  Read Full »
I have high lymphocytes count. Is it normal?
Query: Hello doctor,My question is about my high lymphocytes. My CBC shows that I have 6.6×10 WBC count and 60 % lymphocytes count. the rest is normal. Lab remarks are normochromic but my IgE level is 422. Please help me and tell me can high IgE levels increase lymphocytes count? Or is there something ser...  Read Full »
Dr. Parth R Goswami
Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are a known case of asthma. Your IgE level is high because of asthma as it is allergic inflammation of respiratory tract. Complete the course of prescribed Montelukast course. Turmeric powder with milk can also be taken. Your lymphocytes can be high because of te...  Read Full »


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