Singulair for Children

Singulair® (montelukast sodium) is a medication often prescribed for the treatment of asthma and nasal allergy symptoms (also known as allergic rhinitis). It is also used to prevent exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, which is when the airways narrow during exercise, making it difficult to breathe.
Many healthcare providers will prescribe Singulair for children, as it is one of the most-studied medications for asthma in children. It is approved for asthma treatment in children as young as 12 months old and prevention of exercise-induced asthma in children age 6 and older. The medicine is also approved for treating seasonal allergies in children as young as two years old and for year-round allergies in children as young as six months old.
There are two specific forms of Singulair for children: chewable tablets and oral granules (which can be dissolved in liquids). These forms are often easier for a young child to take.
(Click Singulair Uses to learn more about the use of this drug in children, to find out if the medication is used "off-label" for other conditions, and for information on how Singulair works.)
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