Efficacy and safety of montelukast in patients with asthma and allergic rhinitis in routine clinical practice: results of a prospective multicenter observational program

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Background. To evaluate efficacy and safety of montelukast in the treatment of adult patients with asthma, allergic rhinitis or with combination of asthma and allergic rhinitis in routine clinical practice. Methods. The open-label, single-arm, prospective, multicenter observational program. No specific procedures beyond routine clinical practice were performed. Data collection was performed at baseline (at the enrollment in the program) as well as after the end of the prescribed course of treatment with montelukast Actavis, but not more than at 12 weeks of treatment. The study included 545 patients. Criteria for efficacy: the frequency of the daytime and nocturnal symptoms of asthma needs the rescue medications, the number of exacerbations during the last 3 months (hospitalizations, calls for specialized medical care), change of the nasal symptoms score (TNSS). Results. After 12 weeks of therapy, the proportion of patients who maintained daily asthma symptoms, decreased by 3,4 times and amounted to only 22% compared to 75,2% at baseline. Especially significant, 4,3-fold, reduced the number of patients with nocturnal symptoms - from 61,8% to 14,4%. The need to use drugs emergency and restriction of activities associated with asthma symptoms also decreased by 3,6 and 3,2 times, respectively. Conclusion. The use of montelukast Actavis in patients with asthma, AR and a combination of asthma and AR is efficient, safe, and helps to improve the control of asthma symptoms and the AR; the improvement of the general condition of patients, as well as reduction of the percentage of eosinophils in the blood was shown. The drug is well tolerated and is convenient for patients.

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I V Sidorenko

I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University

Email: isidorenko55@mail.ru

Department of Clinical Immunology and Allergology

T V Zahargevskaya

I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University

Department of Clinical Immunology and Allergology


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