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 404 130
Allergies 336 99
Seasonal Allergy 98 35
Allergic Rhinitis 58 11
Perennial Allergy 45 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 10
Moderate 12
Mild 16
None 196

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 40 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Montelukast

Dosage Patients
10 mg daily 170
4 mg daily 2
8 mg 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 42
Expense 27
Side effects too severe 27
Doctor's advice 26
Other 26
Course of treatment ended 15
Change in health plan coverage 8
Personal research 4
See all 140 patients who’ve stopped taking Montelukast

Duration

Currently taking Montelukast

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 24
2 - 5 years 39
5 - 10 years 38
10 years or more 53

Stopped taking Montelukast

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 27
1 - 6 months 25
6 months - 1 year 17
1 - 2 years 20
2 - 5 years 25
5 - 10 years 20
10 years or more 7
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 196
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 207
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 3
$50-99 10
$25-49 19
< $25 86
Not specified 116

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Montelukast after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Fexofenadine (Allegra) 3
Desloratadine (Clarinex) 2
Fluticasone-Salmeterol (Advair Diskus) 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 (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: 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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