What is Montelukast?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Singulair Kulair Montair Show all

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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
Asthma 414 135
Allergies 344 101
Seasonal Allergy 100 37
Allergic Rhinitis 61 12
Perennial Allergy 46 12
Asthma 29 4

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  • 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 12
Mild 17
None 204

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Montelukast

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 4
Constipation 2
Cough 2
Dry eyes 2
Insomnia 2
Jittery feeling 2

Show all 43 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Montelukast

Dosage Patients
10 mg daily 175
4 mg daily 1
10 mg twice daily 1
100 mg daily 1
10mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Montelukast

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 43
Side effects too severe 29
Expense 28
Doctor's advice 27
Other 27
Course of treatment ended 16
Change in health plan coverage 8
Personal research 4
See all 146 patients who’ve stopped taking Montelukast

Duration

Currently taking Montelukast

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 14
1 - 2 years 25
2 - 5 years 42
5 - 10 years 39
10 years or more 50

Stopped taking Montelukast

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 29
1 - 6 months 25
6 months - 1 year 19
1 - 2 years 21
2 - 5 years 25
5 - 10 years 20
10 years or more 8
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 204
Usually 29
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 6
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 9
A little hard to take 17
Not at all hard to take 215
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 3
$50-99 11
$25-49 20
< $25 90
Not specified 121

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Montelukast after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Fexofenadine (Allegra) 3
Fluticasone-Salmeterol (Advair Diskus) 3
Desloratadine (Clarinex) 2
Albuterol (Albuterol Inhaler) 1
Budesonide (Pulmicort) 1

Show all 12 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Montelukast and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Fluticasone nasal spray (Flonase Nasal Spray) 2
Azelastine (Astelin) 1
Cyproheptadine (Periactin) 1
Fexofenadine (Allegra) 1
Montelukast (Singulair) 1
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22 patient evaluations for Montelukast

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thjuland
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thjuland
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

See thjuland's full Montelukast history

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

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UfieDufie
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UfieDufie
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

See UfieDufie's full Montelukast history

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

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Karelman
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Karelman
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 46
Condition: Allergic Rhinitis
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I have:
Allergic Rhinitis

See Karelman's full Montelukast history

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

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