Montelukast (Singulair) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Singulair?

montelukast

What is the Trade Name for montelukast?

Singulair

What are the Indications of Montelukast (Singulair) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

prevent or treat asthma, manage seasonal allergies, prevent exercise-induced bronchoconstriction

What are the Actions of Montelukast (Singulair) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

disrupts the effects of leukotrienes which effect airway edema, smooth muscle constriction, and cellular
activity

What is the Therapeutic Class of Montelukast (Singulair) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

allergy, cold, and cough remedies, bronchodilators

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Montelukast (Singulair) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Leukotriene Antagonist

What are the Nursing Considerations of Montelukast (Singulair) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • assess respiratory status
  • assess liver function tests
  • medication does not treat acute asthma attacks

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