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View in Spanish: Montelukast sódico

Montelukast sodium (mon-teh-LOO-kast SOH-dee-um)
A drug used to treat symptoms of asthma, such as trouble breathing, tight chest, wheezing, coughing, and runny nose. Montelukast sodium blocks the action of a substance that causes airways in the lungs to narrow and causes other symptoms of asthma. It is a type of leukotriene receptor antagonist and a type of antiasthmatic agent. Also called Singulair.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.