Leukotriene receptor antagonists, like Montelukast (Singulair), block a chemical reaction that can lead to inflammation in the airways and difficulty breathing. Montelukast is FDA-approved for treating both asthma and allergic rhinitis. As many as 40% of patients with allergic rhinitis have coexisting asthma. Montelukast is a good choice for patients with both rhinitis and asthma. Montelukast treats the watery and red eyes and runny nose associated with allergic rhinitis.
Articles in this section
- What are the symptoms of allergic rhinitis?
- What is the cause of allergic rhinitis?
- What is allergic rhinitis?
- What are the two types of rhinitis?
- What are some of the common side effects observed with antihistamines?
- Can I drink alcohol when I take antihistamines?
- What are the treatments for allergic rhinitis?
- What are nasal corticosteroid sprays?
- How does nasal corticosteroid spray work?
- What are antihistamines?