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Is Montelukast Used in Older Adults?

About 3.5 percent of people in clinical trials were older than age 65. In these trials, people over the age of 65 responded to montelukast no differently than younger age groups. Based on this information, and the properties of the medication, it is not necessary to give older adults lower montelukast doses.
  

Is Montelukast Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend montelukast for something other than the conditions listed in this article. At this time, using montelukast to treat allergies other than nasal allergies is considered to be an off-label use for the drug.
 
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