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A drug that reduces the inflammatory response by acting as a leukotriene receptor antagonist, and is used to treat the signs and symptoms of asthma.

[monte-, of unknown origin + -lukast, leukotriene receptor antagonist suff.; see zafirlukast.]


n montelukast m
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Brown upheld Merck's patent on SINGULAIR and ruled that Teva committed infringement.
Merck, the maker of Fosamax for osteoporosis and Singulair for asthma and allergies, posted net income of $1.
Since the introduction of SINGULAIR in 1998, the Company has updated the post-marketing section of the prescribing information to communicate a range of adverse events reported with post-marketing use of the drug, including the types of neuropsychiatric events addressed in the FDA's communication.
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Earlier in his career, Menes was employed in a series of roles at Merck Frosst Canada, including director, Sales & Marketing and product manager for SINGULAIR and PROPECIA/PROSCAR from the period 1990 and 2008.
Add to that my child's allergy medicines, Singulair and Aerius, which each time we only got three-week's supply, but my child ended up doing that continually for about 10 years.
After checking over 200 pharmacies, the magazine found that the cost of a month's supply of Actos (Pioglitazone), Lexapro (Escitalopram), Lipitor (Atorvastatin), Plavix (Clopidogrel), and Singulair (Montelukast) "varied by as much as $749.
We felt like it was time to really think about increasing our dividend because we had increased our returns and cash flow over that time and wanted to express confidence in our ability to bring the company through the Singulair patent expiry.
Merck is cutting costs, expanding in emerging markets and spending on research and development as the company tries to gain momentum before it loses patent exclusivity next year on its Singulair medicine for asthma.
LTRAs, sold under the brand names Singulair and Accolate, have long been available as alternative treatments to ward off asthma attacks.
Furthermore, analysts are adamant the upcoming patent expiry of its best-selling Singulair drug in the middle of 2012 would not hurt its strong margins or hike its adjusted leverage, given its historically prudent fiscal management and healthy cash flows topping capital expenditure and dividend by USD3bn in 2010.
Whitehouse Station NJ) issued a more cautious 2010 profit outlook on Friday and reported disappointing second-quarter sales of its vaccines and Singulair asthma drug.