Dosage: The dosage for adults and adolescents 15 years of age and older with asthma, or with asthma and concomitant seasonal allergic rhinitis is one 10-mg tablet daily to be taken in the evening.
General recommendations: The therapeutic effect of Montular on parameters of asthma control occurs within one day. Montular may be taken with or without food. Patients should be advised to continue taking Montular even if their asthma is under control, as well as during periods of worsening asthma. Montular should not be used concomitantly with other products containing the same active ingredient, montelukast.
No dosage adjustment is necessary for the elderly, or for patients with renal insufficiency, or mild to moderate hepatic impairment. There are no data on patients with severe hepatic impairment. The dosage is the same for both male and female patients.
Therapy with Montular in relation to other treatments for asthma: Montular can be added to a patient's existing treatment regimen.
Inhaled corticosteroids: Treatment with Montular can be used as add-on therapy in patients when inhaled corticosteroids plus "as needed" short acting beta-agonists provide inadequate clinical control. Montular should not be substituted for inhaled corticosteroids.
Montelukast should not be used in children below 15 years of age due to the high content of active substance.
Other dosage forms with appropriate strengths are available for younger children.
Mode of administration: Oral.