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What is Singulair Chewable?

Singulair is prescribed to people who may have long-term asthma or allergic rhinitis. This medication helps prevent the wheezing and shortness of breath caused by asthma attacks. Singulair can also help decrease the frequency of asthma attacks, and it may be used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever, allergic rhinitis, and other allergies that cause sneezing and stuffy, runny, or itchy nose. You can also take it prior to exercise to prevent exercise-induced asthma.

You can buy Singulair Chewable (Montelukast Sodium) online at My Drug Center. We currently do not have the Singulair Chewable generic alternative available for purchase.


How does Singulair Chewable Work?

Singulair Chewable is an chewable tablet that contains the active ingredient Montelukast Sodium, which is a leukotriene receptor antagonist. The Montelukast Sodium dosage in this medication works by blocking certain natural substances called leukotrienes which are chemicals that your body releases when you breathe in an allergen and can cause swelling in your lungs and tightening of the muscles around your airways. Blocking Leukotrienes helps make breathing easier by reducing the swelling in the airways.

Before taking Singulair Chewable, read all the instructions and paper work that given to you by your pharmacist. Take your Singulair Chewable dosage orally once a day. Make sure you take it at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Montelukast Sodium dosage in your system. This medication should be taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. The Singulair Chewable dosage that you take will depend on your condition and your age. Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change or increase your dose.


Singulair Chewable may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Be sure to discuss other medical conditions, known allergies, and list any over-the-counter or prescription medications, and herbal products you are currently taking.

You will still require a fast-acting bronchodilator for sudden asthma attacks. Singulair is not a cure for asthma or allergies, but an effective treatment for relieving or preventing your symptoms.

Side Effects

Some common Singulair Chewable side effects include:

Skin rash, mood changes, headache or dizziness, abdominal pain, heartburn indigestion, nausea or a change in bowel movements, toothache or infection, ear pain or infection, muscle weakness, conjunctivitis (pink eye), fatigue, and flu-like symptoms

If any side effects of Montelukast Sodium become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.


What is Singulair medication?

Singulair chewable is an oral medication made up of montelukast; it is a prescription medication available only under a doctor’s approval. Singulair chewable belongs to the drug class called leukotriene receptor antagonist. This drug is taken by mouth, metabolized in the liver, and is excreted through biliary excretion with a half life of 2.7 to 5.5 hours. Do not take Singulair when pregnant or breastfeeding without first consulting your doctor.


What is Singulair used for?

Singulair (chewable) is used for certain long-term conditions that affect the respiratory system. Conditions affecting the respiratory system can cause many unwanted symptoms, such as difficulties breathing. The most common respiratory disorder Singulair chewable is used for is asthma, a condition affecting over 25 million Americans. However, Singulair may also be used for the prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm and allergies.


How does Singulair work for allergies?

How Singulair works to treat allergies is by blocking the actions of certain chemicals called leukotrienes. These chemicals are naturally released when allergens – substances that cause allergic reactions – (such as pollen) are inhaled; leukotrienes, once released, will begin to inflame your lungs, causing swelling and tightening of the muscles that surround your airway, resulting in allergy symptoms. So by blocking the actions of these chemicals, you are preventing inflammation and any consequential symptoms.


How long does Singulair take to work?

Though the exact amount of time it will take to work may vary, it may begin working as early as 3 days, however, for others it may take up to a week. If after a few weeks, you do not feel an improvement within your condition; you may be able to speak with your doctor about an alternate medication. If you believe you need to switch medications; ensure you follow your doctor’s directions on how to stop taking Singulair carefully.


What are the side effects of Singulair?

Some common side effects of Singulair include skin rash, mood changes, headache, dizziness, and more. Side effects usually occur while your body adjusts to the medication; they should not alarm you. If they do become severe or do not go away over time, you should contact your doctor.


How long does Singulair stay in your system?

A medication will remain in the body for about 5 half-lives; a half-life is how long it takes for half (50%) of a medication to clear the system. Singulair has a half-life of between 2.7 – 5.5 hours; based off that, Singulair will remain in the body for up to 27.5 hours (on average), which can be converted to a little more than one full day.


How long does Singulair last?

The exact amount of time the medication will stay effective for will depend on a number of factors and therefore cannot be accurately answered. However, once you begin feeling the effects of the medication working, if you take the medication properly as directed, you should feel relief for the duration of treatment.


Why do you take Singulair at night?

Singulair is widely suggested to be taken at night when used for asthma, but it doesn’t have to be. Many patients take Singulair in the morning and still find great relief in their symptoms. So why take Singulair at night? There is a theory that taking Singulair at night may be more effective. Singulair works by blocking the actions of leukotrienes, and leukotriene production is thought to be highest at night time when you are sleeping. Therefore, it is thought that Singulair will be most effective when the peak concentration of the drug occurs while leukotriene production is high. Since Singulair has a short half life, peak concentration is seen only 3-4 hours after administration, so you would need to take it before bed to allow the drugs concentration to peak during sleep.


What kind of drug is Singulair?

Singulair is a LTRAs; leukotriene receptor antagonists. Other names from this drug class include leukotriene modifiers, antileukotrienes, or leukotriene synthesis inhibitors. These types of drugs use two main approaches to prevent symptoms of respiratory disorders; through inhibition and antagonism of certain enzymes and receptors associated with leukotrienes, while also demonstrating anti-inflammatory properties.


When will Singulair be available as a generic?

Singulair chewable is available as a generic, but unfortunately, we do not carry the generic version at My Drug Center. We do, however, carry the brand-name Singulair chewable at a low cost –lower than the average retail cost of the generic form in the United States. The average retail price of 28 generic (montelukast chewable) tablets in 5mg would be close to hundred dollars; at My Drug Center, 28 brand-name (Singulair chewable) tablets in 5mg costs only $44.00.

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