What is Montelukast?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Montelukast is used for prophylaxis and chronic treatment of asthma; relief of symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis and perennial allergic rhinitis; prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Allergies 379 112
Seasonal allergy 109 40
Allergic rhinitis 67 16
Perennial allergy 46 12
Asthma 29 4

Show all 68 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 11
Moderate 13
Mild 21
None 223

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Montelukast

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 4
Constipation 2
Cough 2
Dry eyes 2
Headaches 2
Insomnia 2

Show all 43 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Montelukast

Dosage Patients
10 mg daily 226
5 mg daily 2
10 mg twice daily 1
20 mg daily 1
300 mg daily 1
10mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Montelukast

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 46
Doctor's advice 31
Other 28
Side effects too severe 27
Expense 26
Course of treatment ended 17
Change in health plan coverage 8
Personal research 4
See all 151 patients who've stopped taking Montelukast

Duration

Currently taking Montelukast

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 11
6 months - 1 year 22
1 - 2 years 24
2 - 5 years 60
5 - 10 years 50
10 years or more 66

Stopped taking Montelukast

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 29
1 - 6 months 24
6 months - 1 year 21
1 - 2 years 23
2 - 5 years 24
5 - 10 years 20
10 years or more 11
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 224
Usually 31
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 7
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 8
A little hard to take 18
Not at all hard to take 238
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 3
$50-99 9
$25-49 20
< $25 103
Not specified 133

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Montelukast after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Fexofenadine (Allegra) 4
Fluticasone-Salmeterol (Advair Diskus) 3
Desloratadine (Clarinex) 2
Albuterol (Albuterol Inhaler) 1
Azelastine (Astelin) 1

Show all 17 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Montelukast and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Fexofenadine (Allegra) 2
Fluticasone nasal spray (Flonase Nasal Spray) 2
Azelastine (Astelin) 1
Benzonatate (Tessalon Perles) 1
Cyproheptadine (Periactin) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching to

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22 patient evaluations for Montelukast

Feb 12, 2016 (Started Jun 11, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seasonal allergy)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for asthma)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I can not tell it's actually working.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 21, 2015 (Started Jun 11, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seasonal allergy)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for asthma)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i don't notice any effect.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 21, 2010 (Started Jun 11, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for asthma)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I would skip this medication if I had to buy it.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Nov 7, 2008 (Started Jun 11, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It's less effective than Primatene tablets, but without the jitters.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 11, 2015 (Started May 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for allergies)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 5, 2015 (Started Jan 20, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for allergies)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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