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Montelukast Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jun 1, 2023.

Applies to the following strengths: 10 mg; 5 mg; 4 mg

Usual Adult Dose for Allergic Rhinitis


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Uses:

Usual Adult Dose for Asthma - Maintenance


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Uses:

Usual Adult Dose for Bronchospasm Prophylaxis


Comments:

Use: Prevention of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB)

Usual Pediatric Dose for Asthma - Maintenance

Less than 12 months: Not approved.

12 to 23 months:


2 to 5 years:

6 to 14 years:

15 years or older:

Comments:

Use: Prophylaxis and chronic treatment of asthma in pediatric patients 12 months of age and older

Usual Pediatric Dose for Allergic Rhinitis

Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis:
Less than 2 years: Not approved.

2 to 5 years:


6 to 14 years:

15 years or older:

Perennial Allergic Rhinitis:
Less than 6 months: Not approved.

6 to 23 months:

2 to 5 years:

6 to 14 years:

15 years or older:

Comments:

Uses:

Usual Pediatric Dose for Bronchospasm Prophylaxis

Less than 6 years: Not approved.

6 to 14 years:


15 years or older:

Comments:

Use: Prevention of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) in patients 6 years of age and older

Renal Dose Adjustments

No adjustment recommended.

Liver Dose Adjustments

Mild or moderate liver dysfunction: No adjustment recommended.
Severe liver dysfunction: No clinical data is available.

Precautions

US FDA requires a medication guide to assure safe use. For additional information: www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/medication-guides

US BOXED WARNING(S):
SERIOUS MENTAL HEALTH SIDE EFFECTS INCLUDING SUICIDAL THOUGHTS OR ACTIONS:


CONTRAINDICATIONS: Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 12 months, for asthma; in younger than 2 years, for allergic rhinitis; and in younger than 6 years, for exercise induced bronchoconstriction (EIB).

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

It is not known whether this drug is removed by peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis.

Other Comments

Administration advice:


Storage requirements:

Reconstitution/preparation techniques: The manufacturer product information should be consulted for the oral granules formulation.

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Further information

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