The Pennine Acute Hospitals
NHS Trust Formulary
3 Respiratory system
03-03-02 Leukotriene receptor antagonists

Montelukast Singulair®
Restricted Item Chewable Tablets
Restricted Item Granules

Restricted Item The Scottish Medicines Compendium has advised (June 2007) that montelukast chewable tablet and granules are restricted for use as an alternative treatment option to low-dose inhaled corticosteroids for children 2 to 14 years of age with mild persistent asthma who do not have a recent history of serious asthma attacks that required oral corticosteroid use, and who have demonstrated that they are not capable of using inhaled corticosteroids.

The chewable tablets and granules should be initiated by specialists in paediatric asthma care.

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Zafirlukast Accolate®
Non Formulary

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