Montelukast 4 mg. 30 tablets

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Montelukast 4 mg. 30 tablets
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WHAT montelukast 4 mg ACCORD AND WHAT IT IS USED
Your doctor has prescribed Montelukast Accord 4 mg for the treatment of asthma for your child by preventing daytime and nocturnal asthma symptoms.
Montelukast Accord 4 mg is used to treat patients 2 to 5 years who are inadequately controlled on their medication and need additional treatment.
Accord 4 mg Montelukast may also be used as an alternative treatment to inhaled corticosteroids in patients aged 2 to 5 years of age who have not recently taken oral corticosteroids for their asthma and have shown that they can not use inhaled corticosteroids.
4 mg montelukast Accord also helps prevent the narrowing of airways triggered by exercise in patients aged 2 years and over.
Your doctor will decide how to take Montelukast Accord 4 mg depending on the symptoms and severity of your child's asthma.
4 mg montelukast Accord is a leukotriene receptor antagonist that blocks substances called leukotrienes. Leukotrienes cause narrowing and swelling of airways and lungs. By blocking leukotrienes Accord 4 mg Montelukast improves asthma symptoms and helps to control asthma.

What is asthma?
Asthma prolonged illness.
The features of asthma include:
Narrowed airways, causing difficulty in breathing. This narrowing worsens or improves in response to various conditions;
Sensitive airways that react to many things, such as cigarette smoke, pollen, cold air or effort;
Swelling (inflammation) of the lining of the airways.
Symptoms of asthma include: Coughing, wheezing and chest tightness.

2. BEFORE YOU TAKE montelukast ACCORD
Tell your doctor about any medical problems and allergies your child has or has had.

Do not take Montelukast Accord 4 mg:
if your child is allergic (hypersensitive) to montelukast or any other ingredients of Montelukast Accord 4 mg (see section 6 "Further information").
Take special care with Montelukast 4 mg Accord
If asthma or breathing your child gets worse, tell your doctor immediately;
Oral therapy with Montelukast 4 mg Accord is not intended to treat acute asthma attacks. If an attack occurs, follow the instructions given by your doctor for your child. Always wear inhaled rescue medicine for asthma your child with you;
It is very important that your child take any prescribed by your doctor for asthma. Accord montelukast 4 mg should not be used instead of other asthma medications your doctor has prescribed for your child;
If your child is on anti-asthma drugs, you should know that if it develops a combination of symptoms such as flu, tingling or numbness in the arms or legs, worsening of pulmonary symptoms and / or rash, you should consult with your doctor;
Your child should not take acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) or anti-inflammatory drugs (known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs) if they worsen your child's asthma.
Taking other medicines
Some medicines may affect the operation of the Accord Montelukast Montelukast 4 mg or 4 mg Accord may affect the way other medicines.

Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if your child is taking or has recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.

Tell your doctor if your child is taking any of these medicines before you start taking Accord Montelukast 4 mg:
phenobarbital (used for the treatment of epilepsy);
phenytoin (used for the treatment of epilepsy);
rifampicin (used for the treatment of tuberculosis and other infections).
Taking Montelukast Accord 4 mg with food and drink
Montelukast Accord 4 mg should not be taken immediately after a meal, and should be taken at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.

Pregnancy and lactation
This subsection does not apply to Accord Montelukast 4 mg, as they are intended for use by children aged between 2 and 5 years. However, the information which follows refers to the active ingredient, montelukast.

Use in pregnancy
Women who are pregnant or intend to become pregnant should consult their physician before taking Accord Montelukast 4 mg. Your doctor will decide whether you can take Montelukast 4 mg Accord during this period.

Use in lactation
It is not known whether montelukast passes into breast milk. You should consult with your doctor before taking Accord Montelukast 4 mg, if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

Driving and using machines
This subsection does not apply to Accord Montelukast 4 mg, as they are intended for use by children aged between 2 and 5 years. However, the information which follows refers to the active ingredient, montelukast.
Montelukast is not expected Accord 4 mg affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery. However, individual responses to medication may vary. Some side effects (such as dizziness and drowsiness), have been reported very rarely Accord Montelukast 4 mg, may affect some patients' ability to drive or operate machinery.

Important information about some of the ingredients of Montelukast 4 mg Accord
4 mg montelukast Accord contains aspartame, a source of phenylalanine.
Can be dangerous if your child has phenylketonuria. If your child has phenylketonuria (a rare, hereditary disorder of metabolism) should keep in mind that each chewable tablet Montelukast 4 mg Accord contains phenylalanine (equivalent to 0,674 mg phenylalanine per 4 mg chewable tablet).

3. HOW TO TAKE ACCORD montelukast 4 mg
This medicine should not be given to children under adult supervision.
Your child should take only one chewable tablet Accord Montelukast 4 mg once daily as prescribed by your doctor.
The medicine should be taken even if your child has no symptoms or an acute asthma attack.
Your child should always take Montelukast 4 mg Accord, as told your child's doctor. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if your child is not sure.
The medicine should be taken orally.
Montelukast Accord 4 mg should be taken at night. Montelukast Accord 4 mg should not be taken immediately after a meal; and to take at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.
If your child is taking Accord Montelukast 4 mg, make sure it does not take any other medicines containing the same active ingredient Montelukast.

Other available doses / pharmaceutical forms:
5 mg chewable tablets are for children 6 to 14 years.
4 mg chewable tablets are for children 2 to 5 years. Montelukast Accord 4 mg are not recommended for children under two years.

If your child has received more than the required dosage Montelukast 4 mg Accord
Immediately call your child's doctor.
There were no side effects in most of the reported cases na overdose. The most frequently occurring symptoms reported with overdose in adults and children included abdominal pain, somnolence, thirst, headache, vomiting and hypersensitivity.

If you forget to give Montelukast 4 mg, buy your child
Try to give Montelukast Accord 4 mg as prescribed by your doctor. However, if your child misses a dose, just resume the usual schedule of one tablet once daily.
Do not give a double dose to make up for a missed dose.

If your child stops taking Montelukast 4 mg Accord
4 mg montelukast Accord can treat your child's asthma only if it continues to accept them.
It is important to continue taking Montelukast 4 mg Accord 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 doctor or pharmacist your child.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Montelukast Accord 4 mg can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

The following terms to describe how frequently reported side effects:
very common: affects more than 1 user in 10;
common: affects 1 to 10 users in 100;
uncommon: affects 1 to 10 users in 000;
rare: affects 1 to 10 users in 10,000;
very rare: affects less than 1 in 10,000 people;
not known: frequency can not be estimated from available data.
In clinical trials, buy Montelukast 4 mg most commonly reported side effects are:
4 mg:
abdominal pain.
5 mg:
headache.
They are usually mild and occur more frequently in patients treated with montelukast Accord 4 mg than with placebo (a tablet containing no medicine).

Additionally, while the drug was marketed were reported:
infection of the upper respiratory tract;
increased bleeding;
allergic reactions including rash, swelling ma face, lips, tongue and / or throat that may cause difficulty in breathing or swallowing;
changes in the statute and mood [offending sleep, including nightmares, hallucinations, irritability, restlessness, anxiety, agitation including aggressive behavior or hostility, tremor, depression, trouble sleeping, sleepwalking, suicidal thoughts and actions (much shouting and cases)];
dizziness, drowsiness, tingling / numbness, seizures;
palpitations;
bleeding from the nose;
diarrhea, dry mouth, indigestion, nausea, vomiting;
hepatitis (inflammation of liver);
bruising, itching, rash, tender red lumps under the skin most commonly on the shins (erythema nodosum);
joint and muscle pain, muscle spasms;
fatigue, malaise, swelling, fever.
In asthmatic patients treated with montelukast Accord 4 mg, very rare cases of a combination of symptoms such as flu, tingling or numbness in the arms and legs, worsening of pulmonary symptoms and / or rash (syndrome Churg-Strauss). You should tell your doctor immediately if your child develop 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 doctor or pharmacist your child.

5. HOW TO STORE MONTELUKACT ACCORD 4 mg
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the label and carton after "EXP". The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Keep at temperatures below 30 C. 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.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Montelukast 4 mg Accord
The active ingredient is montelukast. Each tablet contains montelukast sodium, which corresponds to 4 mg montelukast.
The other ingredients are mannitol (E241) (SD 200), microcrystalline cellulose (RN112), croscarmellose sodium, cherry flavor (501027 AR0551), red iron oxide (E172), aspartame (E951), magnesium stearate.
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