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Brand name: Singulair

Singulair is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) montelukast. On this page you will find out more about Singulair, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: montelukast

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Singulair 5 mg chewable tablet, 28

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Prophylaxis and treatment of chronic asthma in adults and children over two years. Symptomatic treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance A pink biconvex round chewable tablet engraved with SINGULAIR on one side and MSD 275 on the other

Images are the copyright of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Dosage Form Tablet, chewable
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
28 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
4 tablets - sample pack: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Moisture,Protect from Light
Life time 2 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 October 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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