Publix Pharmacy Provides Free Montelukast

LAKELAND, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Publix Pharmacy is pleased to announce the addition of montelukast — a
prescription medication for asthma and allergies — to its Free
Medication Program, which provides up to a 90-day supply of certain
common prescription medications at no charge to pharmacy customers for
as a long as prescribed.

“We’re always happy to help our customers get the medications they need
to treat chronic conditions,” said Vice President of Pharmacy Operations
Fred Ottolino. “Montelukast is an excellent addition to the list of
generic prescription medications currently in our Free Medication
Program, and it’s the first one we’ve added for the treatment of asthma.”

Publix will offer three dosages in its free program:

  • 4 mg and 5mg chewable tablets for children and
  • 10 mg oral tablets for adults.

Montelukast is used for long-term treatment of asthma in adults and
children, and it is sometimes used to treat symptoms of indoor and
outdoor allergies. It works by blocking a substance called leukotriene,
which can trigger inflammation and allergy symptoms.

Other medications in the Publix Free Medication Program include
amlodipine, lisinopril, metformin and five common antibiotics —
amoxicillin, ampicillin, sulfamethoxazole/trimethroprim (SMZ-TMP) and
penicillin VK. A full list of available dosages is available at

Publix is privately owned and operated by its 190,000 employees, with
2015 sales of $32.4 billion. Currently Publix has 1,143 stores in
Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina.
The company has been named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies
to Work For in America” for 19 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s
dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among
the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the
company’s website,


Maria Brous, 863-688-7407, Ext. 55339