4 mg sachet singular
4 mg sachet singular
Singular WHAT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR?
Singular is a leukotriene receptor antagonist that blocks substances called leukotrienes. Leukotrienes cause narrowing and swelling of airways in the lung. Blocking leukotrienes improves asthma symptoms and helps control asthma.
Your doctor has prescribed singular to treat your child's asthma, preventing daytime and nocturnal asthma symptoms.
Singular is used to treat patients from 6 months to 5 years who are inadequately controlled on their medication and need additional treatment.
Singular may also be used as an alternative therapy to inhaled corticosteroids in patients aged 2 to 5 years who are currently taking oral corticosteroids and have shown that they can not use inhaled corticosteroids.
Singular also helps prevent the narrowing of airways triggered by exercise in patients 2 years and older.
Your doctor will decide how to take singular depending on the symptoms and severity of your child's asthma.
What is asthma?
Asthma is a long-term illness.
Difficulty breathing due to narrowing of the airways. Narrowing of the airways worsens or improves in response to various conditions.
Swelling (inflammation) of the lining of the airways.
Sensitive airways that react to many things, such as cigarette smoke, pollen, cold air, or exercise.
Symptoms of asthma include:
Coughing, wheezing and chest tightness.
BEFORE singular IS TAKEN
Tell your doctor about any medical problems or allergies that your child has or has had.
Do not give your child a singular if:
is allergic (hypersensitive) to montelukast or any of the other ingredients of the singular (see 6. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION).
Take special care with singular:
If asthma or breathing your child gets worse, tell your doctor immediately.
Oral singular is not intended to treat acute asthma attacks. If an attack occurs, follow the instructions given by your doctor for your child. Always inhaled rescue medicine for asthma attacks with you your child.
It is very important that your child takes any prescribed by your doctor asthma. Singular should not be used instead of other asthma medications that your doctor has prescribed for your child.
Each patient on anti-asthma drugs should know that if you develop a combination of symptoms such as, tingling or numbness in the arms or legs, worsening of pulmonary symptoms and / or rash, you should consult your doctor.
Your child should not take acetyl-salicylic acid (aspirin) or anti-inflammatory drugs (known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs) if they worsen his asthma.
Taking other medicines:
Some medicines can affect the way a singular or singular may affect how other medicines.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without
Tell your doctor if your child is taking any of these medications prior to the singular:
phenobarbital (used to treat epilepsy)
phenytoin (used to treat epilepsy)
rifampicin (used to treat tuberculosis and other infections)
Use of the singular with food and drink
Singular 4mg granules can be taken regardless of the time of feeding.
Pregnancy and lactation
This section is not applicable to the singular 4 mg granules since they are intended for use in children 6 months to 5 years of age, however, the information that follows relates to the active ingredient, montelukast.
Women who are pregnant or intend to become pregnant should consult their doctor before taking singular. Your doctor will decide whether you can take singular during this period.
Use in lactation
It is not known whether singular passes into breast milk. You should consult with your doctor before you take singular if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.
Driving and operating machinery
This section is not applicable to the singular 4 TD pellets as they are intended for use in children 6 months to 5 years of age, however, the information that follows relates to the active ingredient, montelukast.
Do not expect a singular affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. However, individual responses to medication may vary. Some side effects (such as dizziness and drowsiness) that have been reported very rarely singular, may affect some patients' ability to drive or operate machinery.
How to accept the singular
This medicine can be given to children under adult supervision. Your child should take singular every night.
Should be taken even if the child has no symptoms or have severe asthma attack.
Always singular your child as your doctor has told you. Ask your child's doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.
To be taken orally
For children aged 6 months to 5 years
One sachet singular 4 mg taken orally every night.
If your child is taking singular, make sure that it does not take any other products containing the same active ingredient, montelukast.
For children 6 months to 2 years old, singular 4 mg granules.
For children 2 to 5 years old, singular 4 mg chewable tablets and singular 4 mg granules.
Singular granules 4 mg is not recommended for children under 6 months of age.
How to give oral granules singular your child?
Do not open the sachet until ready to use.
Singular oral granules can be given:
Or directly into the mouth;
Or mixed with a spoonful of soft food (eg, applesauce, ice cream, carrots and rice) that is cold or at room temperature.
Mix all of the granules with a spoon singular soft food that is cold or at room temperature. Make sure the entire dose is mixed with food.
Make sure your child gets all the mixture of granules / food immediately (within 15 minutes). IMPORTANT: Never leave for use at a later mix granules / food.
Singular granules are not intended to be dissolved in liquid. However, your child can take liquids after swallowing pellets singular.
Singular granules can be taken regardless of the time of feeding.
If your child takes an overdose singular.
Contact your doctor immediately.
No side effects have been reported in the majority of reported cases of overdose. The most frequently occurring symptoms reported with overdose in adults and children included abdominal pain, somnolence, thirst, headache, vomiting and hyperactivity.
If you forget to give your child a singular
Try to give your child a singular, as prescribed by your doctor. However, if your child misses a dose, just resume the usual schedule of one sachet once daily. Do not give a double dose to make up.
If your child stops taking singular
Singular can treat your child's asthma only if it continues to accept. It is important to continue taking singular as long as your doctor prescribes. This will help control your child's asthma.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your child's doctor or pharmacist.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, singular can cause side effects, although not everybody gets it.
In clinical studies with singular 4 mg granules, the most commonly reported adverse reactions (occurring in at least 1 in 100 patients and less than 1 in 10 treated pediatric patients) associated with the singular include:
scaly and itchy skin
Additionally reported the following adverse reactions in clinical studies with singular 10 mg tablets, 4 and 5 mg chewable tablets:
They are usually mild and occurred in patients treated with singular and placebo (a pill containing no medication). Additionally, while the drug was on the market have been reported:
increased bleeding tendency
allergic reactions including rash, swelling of the face, lips, tongue and / or throat that may cause difficulty in breathing or swallowing
changes in behavior and mood [sleep disturbances, including nightmares, hallucinations, irritability, feelings of anxiety, restlessness, agitation including aggressive behavior, tremor, depression, sleep disorders, sleep walking, thinking and behavior of suicide (in very rare cases)]
dizziness, drowsiness, tingling / numbness, seizures
diarrhea, dry mouth, digestive problems, nausea, vomiting
bruising, itching, rash, tender red lumps under the skin at the shins (erythema nodosum)
aching joints and muscles, muscle cramps
fatigue, weakness, swelling, fever
In asthmatic patients treated with montelukast, very rare cases, a combination of symptoms such as, tingling or numbness of arms and legs, worsening pulmonary symptoms and / or rash (syndrome Churg-Strauss).
You should tell your doctor immediately if your child develops any of these symptoms. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information about side effects. If any of the side effects gets serious, or you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your child's doctor or pharmacist.
HOW TO STORE singular
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the month and year shown by the six digits after "EXP" on the packaging. The first two digits indicate the month, last year, figures show.
Store in the original package to protect from light and moisture.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
The active ingredient is montelukast. Each sachet of granules contains montelukast sodium, which corresponds to 4 mg of montelukast.
The other ingredients are mannitol, hypromellose (E 463) and magnesium stearate.
How singular look and contents of the pack
4 mg granules are singular white granules.
Cartons of 7,20,28 and 30 sachets.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.