Pediatric Medication: Montelukast Sodium/Singulair

Pediatric Medication: Montelukast Sodium/Singulair

Montelukast Sodium for Kids

Montelukast is used for preventing shortness of breath and wheezing caused by asthma. It’s also used for decreasing the number of asthma attacks. You can make use of montelukast before exercise to prevent breathing problems from occurring while exercising (also known as bronchospasm).

The medication is useful decreasing the number of times your child needs to reach for their rescue inhaler. The medication can be used for relieving symptoms of allergic rhinitis and hay fever (stuffy/itchy/runny nose and sneezing).

Montelukast doesn’t work right away and should not be used for treating sudden breathing problems or asthma attacks. The drug blocks leukotrienes (natural substances) that worsen or cause allergies and asthma. It reduces swelling or inflammation in the air passages to help make it easier to breathe.

American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides safe and proven compounding medications to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes, Southern California areas, and online nationwide.

Using Singulair Oral

Make sure you carefully read the Patient Information Leaflet available at the local pharmacist before taking the medication. In fact, you should read the leaflet every time you go for a refill. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

You should give the medication by mouth with or without food or as directed by the child’s doctor. The dosage will be based on your child’s medical condition and response to treatment. You should keep a close lookout for side effects when starting montelukast or when increasing the dosage. There is a high risk of mood changes at this time.

Make sure your child chews the chewable tablets properly before swallowing. Consult a pharmacist or doctor for advice if your child is facing problems in safely chewing and swallowing the tablet.

Montelukast should be taken at the same time every day. An evening dose is recommended if the medication is for asthma or asthma and allergies. If it is for allergies, then you can give it either in the morning or evening.

Guidelines for Montelukast Oral Granules

  • Oral granules can be swallowed directly or mixed with a spoonful of ice cream, mashed carrots, rice, or apple sauce. It can also be mixed with a spoonful or breast milk or baby formula.
  • Oral granules should be used within 15 minutes of mixing. Don’t save mixed medicine or an open packet for later.
  • It can take up to several weeks for symptoms to show any improvement.

Missed Dose

Skip the missed dose and take the next dose at regular dose. Never double up dosing to catch up. Never take more than a single dose in 24 hours.


Store away from light and moisture and keep it at room temperature. Don’t store in the bathroom or near moisture. Keep the medication away from pets and children.

Possible Side Effects of Montelukast

You should get emergency medical help your child shows signs of a severe skin reaction or an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, hives, and swelling in the face or throat.)

AIP provides advanced compounding pharmacy solutions, including online prescription refills to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes, Southern California areas, and online nationwide.

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American Integrative Pharmacy is located in Torrance, CA serving residents in and around Orange County, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Lomita and surrounding areas. Online prescription sales are available across the US.

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