What Is Singulair Used For?
Many people may wonder, "What is Singulair used for?" Singulair® (montelukast sodium) is a prescription medicine commonly used for treating asthma and nasal allergy symptoms. It is also used to prevent exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (also known as exercise-induced asthma).
It is a "controller medication" for asthma, used to help prevent asthma attacks but not to treat them. Everyone who takes Singulair should also have a rescue medication (such as an albuterol inhaler) available for emergencies.
For allergic rhinitis (itchy, runny, irritated, or stuffy nose due to allergies), Singulair is approved to treat both seasonal and year-long allergy symptoms.
Occasionally, Singulair is also used for treating allergies other than nasal allergies. This is considered to be an "off-label" use for the medication.
(Click Singulair Uses for more information on what Singulair is used for, to find out how this medicine works, and for more details about the drug's effects.)