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Published: 12/2016

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
MONTELUKAST Tablets 10mg "SANWA"
 Active ingredient:
Montelukast sodium
 Dosage form:
bright grayish yellow tablet, diameter: approx. 8.1 mm, thickness: approx. 4.3 mm
 Print on wrapping:
モンテルカスト錠10mg「三和」, モンテルカスト, 成人用, 10, MONTELUKAST 10 "SANWA", モンテルカスト10mg「三和」

Effects of this medicine

This medicine suppresses bronchoconstriction by inhibiting the action of leukotriene. It prevents episode of bronchial asthma such as cough, wheezing and breathing difficulty. In addition, it controls nasal ventilation resistance etc. and improves symptoms of allergic rhinitis such as stuffy nose, runny nose, sneezing.
It is usually used for the treatment of bronchial asthma and allergic rhinitis. In asthma, it is effective for preventing an asthma attack, not for stopping an asthma attack that has already developed. Use other medicine to stop an asthma attack.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • For bronchial asthma: In general, for adults, take 1 tablet (10 mg of montelukast) at a time, once a day before bedtime.
    For allergic rhinitis: In general, for adults, take 5 to 10 mg of montelukast at a time, once a day before bedtime.
    This preparation contains 10 mg of montelukast in a tablet. In any case, strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take a dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, heartburn, headache, liver dysfunction, dry mouth, somnolence, gastric distress, malaise, rash and itch. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • respiratory distress, generalized flushing, hives [anaphylaxis]
  • swelling of eyelid/lip/tongue, hives, respiratory distress [angioedema]
  • general malaise, nausea, yellowing of the skin and the conjunctiva [fulminant hepatitis, hepatitis, liver dysfunction, jaundice]
  • fever, mucosal redness/erosion, round or oval red rash [toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, erythema multiforme]
  • nasal bleeding/gum bleeding/subcutaneous bleeding in limbs [thrombocytopenia]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from light, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.