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Is Singulair and Montelukast the same?
Last Updated: 1st June, 2020
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Also, is Montelukast the same thing as Singulair?
Singulair, now available as the generic montelukast, is a popular and effective allergy medication also used in asthmatics who have allergies. It is a leukotriene receptor antagonist which works differently than the other allergy meds (the non-sedating antihistamines like Claritin, Allegra or Zyrtec).
Similarly, 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.
People also ask, is Montelukast 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.
Is Montelukast 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.