Montelukast is in a class of medications called leukotriene receptor antagonists (LTRAs). It works by blocking the action of substances in the body that cause the symptoms of asthma and allergic rhinitis. It is used to prevent and treat symptoms of asthma and seasonal or year-round allergies. It can also be used to prevent exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB).
When montelukast is used to treat asthma, it should be taken in the evening. If is used to prevent breathing difficulties during exercise, it should be taken at least 2 hours before exercise. If it is used to treat allergic rhinitis, it may be taken at any time of day.
Can I take montelukast more than once a day?
Montelukast is usually taken only once in a 24-hour period. If you have been taking this medication for a while and you feel that it is not working well for you, talk with your doctor so he could assess if another medication should be added to your regimen. Always follow your doctor’s instructions.
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