Singulair (montelukast)

Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists

MONTELUKAST is used to prevent and treat the symptoms of asthma. It is also used to treat allergies. Do not use for an acute asthma attack.

Singulair News and Savings Tips

Get the latest updates on this drug from the GoodRx medical team.

  • 80+ Drugs to Be Dropped By Insurance in 2018

    by Elizabeth Davis – August 22, 2017

    If you’ve got health insurance, now’s a good time to be paying attention. Each year, prescription coverage changes, and yours will likely be changing in 2018.

    Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handle pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing more than 80 prescription medications from their formularies at the end of 2017. There is a silver lining for some of you though—almost 20 currently excluded drugs will be covered in 2018. See More


  • 2015 In Review: The Good(Rx) and Bad

    by Elizabeth Davis – December 29, 2015

    2015 was another tough year for American’s health care budgets. Insurance premiums increased, coverage was dropped for a number of important drugs, and overall we’re spending more for our health care.

    Don’t break out the antidepressants yet—it’s not all bad news. A number of important drugs went generic, which will generally mean huge savings and lower costs. Plus, a large number of drugs actually decreased in price. See More


  • Six Ways to Get Rid of Cough from Post-Nasal Drip

    by Dr. Sharon Orrange – March 11, 2015

    Post-nasal drip has a new name: upper airway cough syndrome  or UACS. If you have a cough that won’t go away, along with nasal congestion, “dripping” mucus down the back of your throat, the sensation that you need to clear your throat, a hoarse voice, or if you wake up in the morning with “gunk” in the back of your throat . . . this may be you.

    This very common cause of a cough that won’t go away, upper airway cough syndrome, can be allergic or nonallergic and may be related to a sinusitis. See More


  • Is Singulair Available Without a Prescription?

    by Dr. Sharon Orrange – May 12, 2014

    No, and it looks like it won’t be. Here are the reasons a panel of experts just voted to tell the FDA not to allow Singulair to be sold without a prescription. Singulair, now available as the generic montelukast, is a popular and effective allergy medication also used in asthmatics who have allergies. It is a leukotriene receptor antagonist which works differently than the other allergy meds (the non-sedating antihistamines like Claritin, Allegra or Zyrtec). See More


  • It’s Allergy Season

    by The GoodRx Pharmacist – April 10, 2013

    It’s that time of the year again—the sun is shining, the temperature is rising (a little later than usual) and the smell of spring is in the air. But with spring comes allergy season and all the sneezing, congestion, and runny noses associated with it. Here are your GoodRx pharmacist’s tips on how to cope during allergy season!

     What to watch for:

    Allergic symptoms occur when you’re exposed to an allergen (basically, anything you’re allergic to—commonly, but not limited to dust mites, dander, mold, and pollen), causing an immune response in the body. See More


  • Singulair Going Generic!

    by Dr. Sharon Orrange – August 13, 2012

    Allergy and asthma sufferers will get relief of their symptoms and from the huge cost!

    This month the FDA approved 10 generic versions of Singulair (montelukast) which will soon be available to you. This is a huge deal for people suffering from both asthma and allergies as this medication kills two birds with one stone. Singulair has been popular for that reason, as it works well for both allergies and asthma. See More


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