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Dosing Information

The dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your age
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be taking.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your montelukast dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Montelukast Dosing for more information.)
  

Drug Interactions

Montelukast can potentially interact with a few other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Montelukast).
 

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much montelukast may have symptoms that include:
 
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Drowsiness
  • Thirst
  • Headaches
  • Vomiting
  • Hyperactivity.
     
If you happen to overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
 
(Click Singulair Overdose for more information.)
 

How Should Montelukast Be Stored?

The medication should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
 
Keep montelukast and all medications out of the reach of children.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your montelukast as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
 
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