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asked in category: General Last Updated: 30th January, 2020

What class drug is Singulair?

Montelukast is in a class of medications called leukotriene receptor antagonists (LTRAs). It works by blocking the action of substances in the body that cause the symptoms of asthma and allergic rhinitis.

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Also to know is, is Singulair a steroid?

SINGULAIR does not contain a steroid. SINGULAIR is used to: 1. Prevent asthma attacks and for the long-term treatment of asthma in adults and children ages 12 months and older.

Likewise, why do you have to take Singulair at night? A: Singulair (montelukast) inhibits leukotrienes, which are chemicals in the body that react to different allergens. Singulair is used in the treatment of allergies and asthma. According to the package insert, Singulair should be taken once daily in the evening.

One may also ask, is Singulair an antihistamine?

Unlike other medications used to treat allergic rhinitis (for example, Claritin or Allegra), Singulair is not an antihistamine. Rather, Singulair blocks another mediator of inflammation, called leukotrienes.

What drug is similar to Singulair?

Accolate is an alternative to Singulair for asthma and allergies. Like Singulair, it's a prescription-only LTRA except that the active ingredient is different (zafirlukast rather than montelukast). Estimated Cost (Without Insurance): Accolate tends to be cheaper than Singulair.

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