Singulair (Montelukast 4 mg)
€39.20 – €135.90
Singulair is a brand of the tableted anti-asthma medication used as an addition to the main therapy. The active substance of the pills is Montelukast which is also produced by other pharmaceutical companies who cannot use the same brand name but are able to follow the same formula for their medications. You can buy the medication of a generic version from this webpage to use it as a prophylaxis of bronchospasms, prevent bronchospasms due to physical exercises, or lower the severity of allergic rhinitis.
Brand name: Singulair
Generic name: Montelukast
Indications: Asthma, Allergic rhinitis
Benefits: Helps to prevent bronchospasms in asthma and lower the doses of other anti-asthma medicines
Analogs: Montair, Romilast
Generic Singulair (Montelukast 4 mg) guide:
What is the medication called Singulair?
Singulair is a brand name owned by Merck, a large transnational pharmaceutical company. It is registered for the medication called Montelukast. The active substance was developed in the early 2000s and the exclusive patent of Merck has expired in 2012. Since that year, the medication is also available in a form of generics, i.e. the same medication made by other pharmaceutical companies and named differently. It means that if you want to save your money on the therapy when your doctor prescribes you to buy Singulair, you can purchase a cheaper version with the same composition and effect instead.
Montelukast is produced in various forms such as simple oral pills, chewable tablets, and flash pills. It is an antileukotriene drug and a relatively new bronchodilator used for the therapy of asthma and other conditions in which the obstruction of bronchi lumen occurs. Besides, it is also used for the therapy of allergic rhinitis that occurs during the blossoming season or continues all year around.
The medication selectively blocks leukotriene receptors suppressing the most potent mediators of chronic and persistent inflammation that promotes the hyperactivity of bronchi in bronchial asthma.
When taken orally, the medication quickly and almost completely absorbs. The maximum concentration in the blood plasma occurs in two-three hours after the pill intake. The bioavailability, i.e. the amount of the substance active within the body is 64-73%. It is bind to plasma proteins by 99%. The substance is metabolized in the liver and is excreted in bile.
Singulair and its generics reduce the strength of smooth muscles of bronchioles and vessels spasm, swelling, movement of eosinophils and macrophages; lowers the secretion of mucus and betters mucociliary transport. It is highly effective when taken orally. Bronchodilator effect develops during one day and maintains for a long time. However, you should remember that the pills aren’t used to stop acute asthma attacks. To deal with them you need to always have at hand a respective device (inhaler) for emergency help. In an acute asthma attack, short-acting beta-agonist inhalers are used. If during the therapy with Singulair or its generic you need bigger dosages or more frequent use of short-acting beta-agonist inhalers, you need to inform your doctor immediately.
What is the medication sold as Generic Singulair?
We have previously discussed that the exclusive patent of Merck for the production of the medication based on Montelukast had already expired. This allowed other pharmaceutical companies to also start producing the same medications. However, they cannot use the registered brand name Singulair. But you can easily find the cheaper analog of the branded medication if you look for Generic Singulair or Generic Montelukast. These collective terms are introduced by the World Health Organization to help people easily find the analogs of the medicines they need without researching their official registered names.
You can without any worries buy Generic Singulair and use it instead of the branded medication as long as you check the active substance on the box of pills and it is Montelukast. You should also check the dosage per pill to be sure that the dosage corresponds to the one appointed by your doctor. If you purchase the medication from a reliable seller such as our online pharmacy, you can be sure that you will get the highest quality medication and a qualified consultation of a pharmacist.
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