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15.04 Montelukast (Singulair)

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Generic Name

montelukast

Trade Name

Singulair

Indication

prevent or treat asthma, manage seasonal allergies, prevent exercise-induced bronchoconstriction

Action

disrupts the effects of leukotrienes which effect airway edema, smooth muscle constriction, and cellular activity

Therapeutic Class

allergy, cold, and cough remedies, bronchodilators

Pharmacologic Class

Leukotriene Antagonist

Nursing Considerations

• assess respiratory status
• assess liver function tests
• medication does not treat acute asthma attacks

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