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Published: 5/2019

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 Chewable Tablets 5mg "TAKATA"
 Active ingredient:
Montelukast sodium
 Dosage form:
light red tablet, diameter: approx. 9.5mm, thickness: approx. 4.1mm
 Print on wrapping:
(Face)モンテルカスト チュアブル「タカタ」, 小児用, 気管支喘息, 5 mg, チュフアブル, モンテルカスト
(Back)MONTELUKAST Chewable「TAKATA」, 小児用, 気管支喘息, 5 mg, かんでのめる, チュアブル「タカタ」, モンテルカスト

Effects of this medicine

This medicine binds to leukotriene receptors, suppresses the action of leukotrienes, and expands the bronchi by relaxing bronchial smooth muscle, and improves respiratory distress by airway obstruction.
It is usually used to treat bronchial asthma. However, it is not a medicine to stop the attacks that have already occurred, but a medicine to prevent attacks. Use other medications to stop the attacks.

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))
  • In general, for children 6 years or older, take 1 tablet (5 mg of montelukast) at a time, with dissolving or chewing in the mouth, once a day before bedtime. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed 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 hives, dizziness, nausea and headache. 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, hives, flush [anaphylaxis]
  • swollen eyelid, lip and tongue, hives, respiratory distress [angioedema]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowness in skin or in conjunctiva [fulminant hepatitis, hepatitis, liver dysfunction, jaundice]
  • red spots, erosion, fever [toxic epidermal necrolysis, muco-cutaneo-ocular syndrome, erythema multiforme]
  • bleeding from the nose/gums, bleeding under skin seen 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.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.