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It is safe to give a 79 year old lady 10 mg montelukast. She weight about 50 pounds. Thanks for your answer.

The recommended dosing for montelukast (Singulair) is the same for anyone over 15 years old. 10mg once daily given in the evening with no dose adjustments for kidney function problems. The elderly have the same recommended dose. Given this person's extremely low weight, I could see a doctor starting her with 5mg to check effectiveness of the lower dose.

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