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Asthmatin 5
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Asthmatin 5 contains montelukast which is a leukotriene receptor antagonist, it is indicated in prophylaxis and treatment of asthma and allergic rhinitis in adults and pediatric patients.

Pack size Box of 30 tablets.
Shelf-life 24 months
Composition Montelukast (as montelukast sodium)
Dosage forms and strengths Chewable tablet: 5 mg
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PRESCRIBING INFORMATION

Indications:

The prophylaxis and chronic treatment of asthma in adults and pediatric patients 12 months of age and older.

The relief of symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis in adults and pediatric patients 2 years of age and older, and perennial allergic rhinitis in adults and pediatric patients 6 months of age and older.

Dosage: 

Asthmatin 5 should be taken once daily.

Asthma or allergic rhinitis: Adult and adolescents ≥ 15 years of age: 10 mg; pediatric patients 6 to 14 years of age: 5 mg, 2 to 5 years old: 4 mg.

Pediatric patients 12 to 23 months of age with asthma, 6 to 23 months of age with perennial allergic rhinitis: 4 mg (packet of oral granules).

Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients younger than 6 months of age with perennial allergic rhinitis and in patients less than 12 months of age with asthma have not established.

Usage:

For asthma or both asthma and allergic rhinitis, should take in the evening.

For allergic rhinitis, the time of administration may be individualized to suit patient needs.

Known hypersensitivity to any of the active substance or excipients.

Very common: Upper respiratory infections, hypersensitivity reactions including anaphylaxis.

Common: Diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea; elevated levels of serum transaminases (ALT, AST); rash; fever.

Montelukast is not indicated for use in the reversal of bronchospasm in acute asthma attacks.

Should not be: abruptly substituted for inhaled or oral corticosteroids; used as monotherapy for the treatment and management of exercise-induced bronchospasm.

Patients with known aspirin sensitivity: continue avoidance of aspirin/NSAIDs while taking montelukast.

Montelukast should be used during pregnancy only if clearly essential. Caution should be exercised when montelukast is given to a nursing mother.

Caution should be exercised when patients drive or operate machinery.

Patients with phenylketonuria (PKU).