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 368 108
Seasonal allergy 107 41
Allergic rhinitis 67 17
Perennial allergy 46 13
Asthma 29 4

Show all 69 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 12
Moderate 13
Mild 19
None 213

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 46 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Montelukast

Dosage Patients
10 mg daily 187
10 mg twice daily 2
4 mg daily 1
20 mg daily 1
100 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 45
Doctor's advice 29
Side effects too severe 29
Other 27
Expense 26
Course of treatment ended 17
Change in health plan coverage 8
Personal research 5
See all 149 patients who've stopped taking Montelukast

Duration

Currently taking Montelukast

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 13
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 20
2 - 5 years 52
5 - 10 years 42
10 years or more 54

Stopped taking Montelukast

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 29
1 - 6 months 25
6 months - 1 year 21
1 - 2 years 22
2 - 5 years 24
5 - 10 years 20
10 years or more 9
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 213
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 227
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 3
$50-99 9
$25-49 20
< $25 97
Not specified 128

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 16 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Montelukast and switched to:

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

Show all 7 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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