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montelukast/mon·te·lu·kast/ (mon″tĕ-loo´kast) a leukotriene antagonist used as the sodium salt in prophylaxis and chronic treatment of asthma.
A drug that reduces the inflammatory response by acting as a leukotriene receptor antagonist, and is used to treat the signs and symptoms of asthma.
a leukotriene receptor.
indication It is used to treat chronic asthma.
contraindication Known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Adverse effects include dizziness, fatigue, headache, abdominal pain, dyspepsia, abnormal liver function tests, rash, asthenia, influenza, cough, and nasal congestion.
montelukastSingulair® Internal medicine A leukotriene receptor antagonist used to manage asthma. See Asthma.
montelukastA drug that binds to the receptors for certain leukotrienes thus blocking both phases of the ASTHMA response. It is used in the treatment of asthma that shows an inadequate response to inhaled steroids. A brand name is Singulair.
An inhibitor that prevents leukotrienes from binding to cell receptors; taken over time, montelukast can reduce or prevent symptoms of asthma and allergies.
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