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Brand Name, Dosage Format and Strength
Kastair EZTab 5 mg TABLET
Antiasthmatic and COPD Preparations, Cough and Cold Preparations
Corticosteroid, Anticholinergic, Beta2-Agonist, Leukotriene Inhibitor, Beta2-Agonist, Beta2-Agonist, Expectorant, Antiasthma-Beta2- Agonist, Mucolytic, Beta2-Agonist, Mucolytic, Antitussive, Nasal Decongestant, Analgesic-Antipyretic, Antitussive, Nasal Decongestant, Analgesic-Antipyretic, Nasal Decongestant, Antihistamine, Nasal Decongestant, Antihistamine, Analgesic-Antipyretic, Nasal Decongestant, Analgesic-Antipyretic, Alpha Adrenergic Agonist, Nasal Decongestant, Antihistamine, Analgesic-Antipyretic
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Montelukast is not indicated for the treatment of acute asthma attacks, including status asthmaticus. Patients should have appropriate short-acting inhaled b-agonist medication available to treat asthma exacerbations. However, therapy with montelukast can be continued during acute asthmatic attacks.
While using montelukast, consult a physician for medical advice if more than the recommended dose of short-acting inhaled bronchodilators is needed.
Patients taking montelukast should not decrease the dose or stop taking any other medicines for asthma unless directed by a physician.
Avoid aspirin or NSAIDs while taking montelukast in patients with known aspirin sensitivity.
Eosinophilia, vasculitic rash, worsening pulmonary symptoms, cardiac complications, and/or neuropathy consistent with Churg-Strauss syndrome have been reported rarely in patients with asthma being treated with montelukast.