Asthma Home > Info on the Effects of Montelukast and Treatment Instructions
When and How to Take MontelukastGeneral considerations for when and how to take the medication include the following:
- It comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth once a day (in the evening, if used for asthma), although some people take it only before exercising (for treating exercise-induced asthma).
- Montelukast also comes as a chewable tablet and oral granules (for use in younger children).
- The oral granules can be given directly in the mouth, dissolved in a teaspoonful of cold or room-temperature baby formula or breast milk, or mixed with a spoonful of cold or room-temperature soft applesauce, strained carrots, rice, or ice cream.
- The medication can be taken with or without food. If it bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
- Montelukast should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.