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What should I know about Singulair (montelukast) before taking it?

Singulair (montelukast) should not be taken during an asthma attack. Your doctor will provide you with an inhaler to use during acute attacks. Do not stop taking this medication before discussing it with your doctor, and do not take larger or smaller doses than your doctor prescribes. If you are taking Singulair to treat your asthma, take it in the evening. If you are taking it to treat allergic rhinitis, you can take Singulair at any time of the day. To avoid breathing difficulties during exercise, always take Singulair two hours prior to your game or workout. Try to take Singulair at approximately the same time each day.

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