What is Montelukast?

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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
Seasonal allergy 109 40
Allergic rhinitis 68 17
Perennial allergy 47 12
Asthma 31 5
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 20 15

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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 11
Moderate 13
Mild 23
None 229

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Montelukast

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

Show all 36 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Montelukast

Dosage Patients
10 mg daily 227
10 mg twice daily 3
5 mg daily 2
10mg as needed 2
4 mg daily 1
20 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Montelukast

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 47
Doctor's advice 32
Other 29
Side effects too severe 29
Expense 27
Course of treatment ended 18
Change in health plan coverage 11
Personal research 5
See all 157 patients who've stopped taking Montelukast

Duration

Currently taking Montelukast

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 31
2 - 5 years 63
5 - 10 years 57
10 years or more 66

Stopped taking Montelukast

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 29
1 - 6 months 25
6 months - 1 year 23
1 - 2 years 23
2 - 5 years 27
5 - 10 years 19
10 years or more 12
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 230
Usually 33
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 246
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 3
$50-99 9
$25-49 21
< $25 108
Not specified 135

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
Prednisone (Deltasone) 2
Albuterol (Albuterol Inhaler) 1

Show all 18 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
Creatine Monohydrate (Jarrows Formulas Creatine Monohydrate) 1

Show all 10 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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