Singulier is a medicine used to treat and prevent asthma (chronic) and symptoms of seasonal allergy (skin rash, itching, watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose). Leukotrienesares are substances that cause inflammations are blocked by the medicine. Singulier may be used in combination with other asthma medications.
Singulier is available as an ordinary tablet and as a chewable one taken by mouth once a day and swallowed as whole/chewed either with food or without it approximately an hour before a meal. The medicine is usually taken in the evening. Follow your doctor’s instructions when taking the medicine.
The doses are determined by the doctor. Kids under 2 shouldn’t take the dose more than 4 mg as well as kids under 4 shouldn’t take more than 5 mg. Chewable tablets (4 mg) are prescribed for the children 6-14 y.o., for the others it’s 10 mg tablets that are prescribed.
1 Do not exceed the dose prescribed.
2 Singulier may improve your condition in a day, but should be taken every day if the doctor tells you to do so.
3 This medicine is not a substitute for steroid tablets and inhalers.
4 If you happen to be allergic to the medicine, do not use it any more and inform the doctor.
5 Make sure the doctor knows about any medications you are taking at the moment. Be sure you’ve mentioned:
Any vitamins, herbals and supplements
Any asthma medicines
Medications to stimulate liver metabolism
6 Avoid drinking alcohol during the treatment.
7 Inform the doctor about any specific medical conditions of yours such as:
8 The doctor may ask you to do several tests regularly in order to control you health conditions.
9 Singulier does not stop asthma attacks if they start. Make sure you’ve got your inhaler with you in case the fit starts.
10 Do not discontinue taking the medicine even if you feel better unless your doctor tells you to do so.
11 Make sure the doctor knows if you are planning to have a baby or you are pregnant already. Do not breastfeed during the treatment.
Side effects include sleep disturbance, pain in the mouth, stomach, muscles, diarrhea, vomiting, yellowing of the eyes, weakness, giddiness, bruising, cough, bleeding, sickness, heartbeat irregularities, convulsions. If they turn to be troublesome, fluid retention, consult with your doctor. The doctor should be informed if you experience fever, earache, flu-like symptoms, sore throat, constriction in the lungs, hallucinations.
Try not to miss doses, but if you already have, take it as soon as possible. If it’s nearly time to take the next one, follow your everyday schedule and skip the missed dose. Do not double doses.
If you suspect an overdose, call the emergency immediately. The signs of overdose are increased muscle movements, sleepiness, pain in the stomach, unusual thirst, dilated pupils.
- Keep away from children
- Store at room temperature
- Keep away from heat, cold, moisture and direct light
- Dispose of an outdated medication
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