FAQs ABOUT ASTHAM 5MG TABLET
How ASTHAM 5MG TABLET works?
ASTHAM 5MG TABLET effectively controls the symptoms of asthma and allergic rhinitis, where montelukast acts by blocking the release of certain chemicals (leukotrienes) in the respiratory tract that triggers the allergic and inflammatory response. It also prevents the narrowing of the airway tract which makes breathing easier.
What is the use of ASTHAM 5MG TABLET?
ASTHAM 5MG TABLET is used to treat and prevent the signs and symptoms of asthma and seasonal allergic rhinitis in children (aged between 6-14 years). It can also be used to prevent bronchospasm (narrowing of airways) triggered due to exercise.
Can I take ASTHAM 5MG TABLET daily?
ASTHAM 5MG TABLET is generally prescribed as one dose per day. However, your doctor will decide the number of doses per day depending upon your child’s age, body weight and disease condition.
How long does it take for ASTHAM 5MG TABLET to start working?
ASTHAM 5MG TABLET may start working within 2 hours of oral administration. However, it may take 2 weeks for ASTHAM 5MG TABLET to show improvements in your child’s condition. Therefore, make sure that your child takes ASTHAM 5MG TABLET regularly as informed by your doctor without fail to achieve better results.
Is ASTHAM 5MG TABLET effective?
Yes. ASTHAM 5MG TABLET effectively controls the symptoms of asthma and allergic rhinitis, by blocking the release of certain chemicals (leukotrienes) in the respiratory tract that triggers the allergic and inflammatory response. It also prevents the narrowing of the airway tract which makes breathing easier.
What will happen if I consume a high dose of ASTHAM 5MG TABLET than prescribed by my doctor?
Consuming a higher dose of ASTHAM 5MG TABLET than the one prescribed by your doctor may lead to unwanted side effects. Your doctor will decide the correct dose for your child, depending on their age and disease condition. If the prescribed dose, is not controlling symptoms in your child, consult your doctor for advice.
Is ASTHAM 5MG TABLET safe?
ASTHAM 5MG TABLET is considered safe at doses prescribed by the physician. However, it may cause few side effects such as stomach pain, headache dizziness, nausea, vomiting, upper respiratory tract infections or skin rashes in some children. Contact your doctor if they bother your child.
What should I do if I forgot to take a dose of ASTHAM 5MG TABLET?
If you forgot to administer a dose of ASTHAM 5MG TABLET to your child, administer it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time to administer the next dose, skip the missed dose and administer the next one to your child. Do not administer a double dose of ASTHAM 5MG TABLET to compensate the missed dose.
Can the use of ASTHAM 5MG TABLET make me feel dizzy?
ASTHAM 5MG TABLET may cause dizziness in some children. Consult your doctor if this symptom bothers you.
Can ASTHAM 5MG TABLET be used on an asthma attack?
No. ASTHAM 5MG TABLET is only used to prevent or manage the symptoms of asthma. If your asthma or breathing gets worse suddenly, contact your doctor immediately or go to the hospital straight away to avoid further exacerbation of the attack. Meanwhile use a fast-acting rescue inhaler along with ASTHAM 5MG TABLET.
Can I stop giving ASTHAM 5MG TABLET to my child once the symptoms subside?
No. Do not stop giving this medicine to your child without consulting your doctor as it may make it less effective.