Montelukast

generic for Singulair

Montelukast Warnings

This medication may rarely cause serious mental/mood changes. These effects may occur even after the medication has been stopped. Tell your doctor right away if you or a caregiver/family member notice symptoms such as agitation, anxiety, abnormal dreams, depression, memory/attention problems, hallucinations, trouble sleeping, or changes in behavior (such as aggression, hostility, restlessness, sleepwalking, suicidal thoughts/attempts). Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of this medication.
  • This medication does not work immediately and should not be used when quick relief is needed for acute asthma attacks.
  • Warning: This medication WILL NOT stop an asthma attack once it has started
  • Call your doctor immediately if you have mental/mood changes like confusion, new/worsening feelings of sadness/fear, thoughts of suicide, or unusual behavior.
  • Read the boxed warning information for this medication.

Lactation Warnings

  • INSUFFICIENT HUMAN DATA AVAILABLE.

Pregnancy Warnings

  • Limited human data do not suggest a clear association for development toxicity. Animal data suggest no developmental toxicity at doses greater than 10 times the maximum recommended human dose. In women with poorly or moderately controlled asthma, evidence shows an increased risk of preeclampsia in the mother and prematurity, low birth weight, and small for gestational age in the neonate. Consider maternal treatment benefits versus potential fetal/neonatal adverse outcomes.