Arovent 5 mg Chewable Tablet: Each tablet contains Montelukast Sodium INN equivalent to Montelukast 5 mg.
Arovent 10 mg Tablet: Each tablet contains Montelukast Sodium INN equivalent to Montelukast 10 mg.
Montelukast is indicated for the prophylaxis & chronic treatment of asthma in adults & pediatric patients.
Montelukast is contraindicated to patients with hypersensitivity to any component of this product.
Dosage & Administration
Children (6-14 years of age): 5 mg daily to be taken in the evening.
Adults ( 15 years of age or over): 10 mg daily to be taken in the evening.
The safety & efficacy of Montelukast was demonstrated in clinical trials where it was administered in the evening without regard to the time of food ingestion.
Generally, Montelukast is well-tolerated. Side effects include dizziness, headache, diarrhea, restlessness, abdominal pain, cough, fever, asthenia, rash & upper respiratory tract infection.
Montelukast is not indicated for use in the reversal of bronchospasm in acute asthma attacks (in case of status asthmaticus). Patients with known aspirin sensitivity should continue avoidance of aspirin or other NSAID, while taking Montelukast.
There are no adequate & well-controlled studies of Montelukast in pregnant woman. Because animal reproductive studies are not always predictive of human response, so Montelukast should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.
It is not known if Montelukast is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, so caution should be exercised when Montelukast is given to a nursing mother.
Montelukast has been administered with other therapies routinely used in the prophylaxis & chronic treatment of asthma with no appropriate increase in adverse reactions.
Cytochrome P-450 inducers: Although Phenobarbital induces hepatic metabolism, no dose adjustment for Montelukast is recommended. It is reasonable to employ appropriate clinical monitoring when potent Cytochrome P-450 enzyme inducers, such as Phenobarbital or Rifampin, are co-administered with Montelukast.
Arovent 5 mg Chewable Tablet: Each box contains 2x10 tablets in blister pack.
Arovent 10 mg Tablet: Each box contains 2x10 tablets in blister pack.