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Usually none: The list of possible side effects for singulair (montelukast) is long, but most are the same symptoms kids get all the time from common illnesses, meaning kids got sick while testing the medication: headache, flu-like symptoms, stomach ache, cough, dizziness, fatigue, decreased appetite, rash, fever, itching, hives, ear infections, colds, anxiety, restlessness, tremor, sleep issues. Rarely, serious ones happen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Singulair or montelukast is an asthma medication which is also used for allergic rhinitis (allergic runny nose). Studies show it is more effective than antihistamines alone but not as effective as intranasal steroids. It can be combined with antihistamines which can improve its effectiveness. Singulair can be taken by inhaler or orally but should be taken daily since it takes a few days to work. ...Read more
What reason might a doc prescribe singulair (montelukast) at dosing for >6yo for a smaller than avg. 3y.O.?
Dose per weight: In general pediatric medications are dosed based on a child's weight, this enhances the likelihood that the dose will be safe for a child's metabolism. Singulair (montelukast) dosing recommendations, from the manufacturer, are based on age and your doc may have suggested the higher dose due to size or severity of symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I experience shortness of breath during exercise.I'm taking 10mg of montelukast prescribed for my daughter.It helps somewhat. Any suggestions?
See your doctor: I agree with dr rand that seeing a pulmonologist would be helpful, but as a family doctor i recommend starting with your family doctor. Your problem is likely to be handled just fine by them, for less cost. It is important to have a primary care physician who knows all about your health in order to put the pieces together and provide you with the best all around care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The combination help: Pulmicort is an inhaled steroid that reduces inflammation in the lung. Serevent (salmeterol) is a long acting bronchodilator that when used with an inhaled steroid, can help the effectivess of the inhaled steroid. Serevent (salmeterol) used without the inhaled steroid can over 1-2 weeks or more can make asthma worse. Serevent (salmeterol) with asthma should only be used with an inhaled steroid. ...Read more
I use conkast(montelukast sodium) 10mg in pakistan for allergies and mild asthma. Can i take it in pregnancy as well?
Can help symptoms: If you mean, does taking singulair (montelukast) help prevent symptoms from Aspirin sensitivity in people known to have this problem? Yes, it can. It doesn't always work, but sometimes it works beautifully for this. In one study in italy, 4 weeks of pre-medication with singulair (montelukast) blocked nasal symptoms nearly completely when Aspirin was taken. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14982510. ...Read more
I started to feel hypersensitive skin today first time ever in ears when having earphones there - painful. I have used now Montelukast 3 months. Why?
Would taking zyrtec, allegra (fexofenadine) and montelukast effect my blood work at a lab? I have an appointment soon and would like to know b4 i begin medication
Asthma and Allergies: Advair is a combination drug that treats the lungs by relaxing the muscles around the tubes inside the lungs, inhibits allergic responses inside the cells, and reduces the inflammation inside the lungs. Advair is used to treat asthma and copd. Singulair (montelukast) blocks other types of allergic responses and is used to treat seasonal allergies and asthma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Singulair (montelukast) is indicated for asthma and can also have some effect on people with allergic rhinitis. This medication is no indicated for food allergies and will not stop a food allergy reaction should it occur. Epinephrine is the only medication that will stop a food allergy reaction and should be carried at all times if you have a confirmed allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Corticosteroid asthma medicine symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) or advair diskus; which is better?
Both are good: It's a matter of personal response to the medications. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is an aerosol and the coordination required to inhale it is a little harder than the diskus. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) contains formoterol as the long-acting bronchodilator, and that works faster than the salmeterol in advair. Both come in different strengths as well. Try both and consider what each costs on your plan and the side effects you have. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Allergic ; mucus buildup of the airways, bronchial Meds Advair 500, Qvar 80mcg, Singular, Zyrtec , nasonex, Zocor, Nexium (esomeprazole)?
Ashma/COPD: It looks like you are on quite a lot of medications for your asthma or COPD. The important thing about asthma/COPD is that you need to take medication religiously everyday to prevent flare ups or worsening lung function. It is a chronic disease requiring taking medications chronically. If you have done all of that and still have symptoms like you say, you need to come back to see your doctor. ...Read more
Non-toxic but...: While every medication has benefits and side effects, the benefits of advair (combination inhaler) and singulair (montelukast) (leukotriene tablet) outweigh the risks when treating serious conditions such as asthma. Long term studies have shown a small affect on rate of growth in pediatric patients for medications containing steroids (advair) but not singulair (montelukast). An allergist can review these issues in detail. ...Read more
Good day dr. My son is taking 4mg montiget(montelukast) for maintenance of his asthma.What would be the possible side effect if taken regularly.
Side effects: Montelukast is a non-steroid tablet used to treat asthma and allergies. While every medication has potential side effects, montelukast in general has few. Since it is not a steroid, there are no steroid type risks. A small percentage of patients develop mood changes, vivid dreams and occasionally suicidal-type thinking. Thank goodness this is unusual. Most kids do just fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a leukotriene other than singulair that will not interact badly with maoi (parnate)? I need leukotriene for my asthma. I take maoi (parnate) for chronic depression. Recently became unemployed - no more health insurance. Ca no longer afford singul
Assistance program: There is another leukotriene pathway medication called zileuton cr, but it is brand-name only and requires monitoring liver function periodically. However, you should ask your doctor about the patient assistance programs through the drug manufacturers that make singulair (montelukast) and/or zileuton. They may help pay for part or all of the cost of the medication depending on your level of need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doc said I m suffering from allergic bronchitis and pres. me a combination of montelukast and acebrophylline. Canu please tell me abt. All. Bronchitis?
Bronchitis : Every time you breathe in, air enters your nose and mouth. It flows down your throat and into a series of air passageways called bronchial tubes. Those tubes need to be open for the air to reach your lungs, where the oxygen is passed into the blood to be transported to your body's tissues. If the airways are inflamed, air has more difficulty getting to your lungs... For further info google it ...Read more
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