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
Asthma 389 121
Allergies 324 93
Seasonal Allergy 93 33
Allergic Rhinitis 55 10
Perennial Allergy 45 12
Asthma 30 7

Show all 72 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 10
Moderate 12
Mild 16
None 184

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Montelukast

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

Show all 41 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Montelukast

Dosage Patients
10 mg daily 151
4 mg daily 1
10mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Montelukast

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 41
Doctor's advice 27
Expense 27
Side effects too severe 26
Other 25
Course of treatment ended 14
Change in health plan coverage 8
Personal research 4
See all 137 patients who’ve stopped taking Montelukast

Duration

Currently taking Montelukast

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 18
2 - 5 years 36
5 - 10 years 34
10 years or more 46

Stopped taking Montelukast

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 28
1 - 6 months 25
6 months - 1 year 16
1 - 2 years 20
2 - 5 years 25
5 - 10 years 17
10 years or more 7
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 184
Usually 28
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 8
A little hard to take 17
Not at all hard to take 195
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 3
$50-99 9
$25-49 22
< $25 78
Not specified 110

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Montelukast after stopping:

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

Show all 11 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Montelukast and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Fluticasone (Flonase Nasal Spray) 2
Azelastine (Astelin) 1
Cyproheptadine (Periactin) 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: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: vg
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

  • 0 helpful marks
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

  • 0 helpful marks
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