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My daughter just accidentally took a second dose of singulair (montelukast) 5mg within an hour of the first. Should we be worried? She is 8.

My daughter just accidentally took a second dose of singulair (montelukast) 5mg within an hour of the first.  Should we be worried?  She is 8.

No harm done: One extra dose of Singulair (montelukast) should have no harmful side effects. Singulair (montelukast) has a wide safety margin so your daughter should have no ill effects. But it is a good opportunity for you to discuss the importance of proper dosing and the possible serious effects of taking too many pills or taking the wrong medication. She is old enough. ...Read more

Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
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My prescribed singulair is not working for my seasonal allergies. I take my dose in the evenings. My eyes are itching and dry. Can I take two?

My prescribed singulair is not working for my seasonal allergies. I take my dose in the evenings. My eyes are itching and dry. Can I take two?

No: No, do not take two singulair, but there are other medicines for allergies that are more effective. Oral antihistamines (like cetrizine) or antihistamine eye drops (like Alaway or Claritin Eye) are helpful for sneezing, itching, runny nose, and itchy eyes. Nose sprays that contain steroid also can help with the inflammation in the nose and sinuses. ...Read more

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I have had an annoying cough for almost two weeks and no over the counter medication has worked for me. I was prescribed Singulair and its not working?

I have had an annoying cough for almost two weeks and no over the counter medication has worked for me. I was prescribed Singulair and its not working?

Need to find cause: Singulair is a good medicine, but only if the cough is allergy induced. You need to find out the cause of your cough first. Singulair will not help at all for a post-viral cough, or a cough related to heartburn/reflux. Even if asthma, Singulair rarely helps if it is the only medication prescribed. See your primary care physician again for further evaluation. ...Read more

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If you gave a 8yo 5mg singulair (montelukast) accidentally, vs. 4mg, is it no big deal? (The 5s are the younger sib's- sitter error). Why do they come so close?

If you gave a 8yo 5mg singulair (montelukast) accidentally, vs. 4mg, is it no big deal? (The 5s are the younger sib's- sitter error). Why do they come so close?

No big deal: Singulair (montelukast) is a very safe drug. I have been using it many years in practice. The dosing I have always found curious myself, dosing the 4 vs 5 mg. I welcome other Healthtap docs who know the specifics, but in general dosing is based upon the studies that the drug company utilizes to submit for FDA approval. I would just switch them both to 5 mg, for simplicity. ...Read more

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I've been taking singulair (montelukast) for two months now. M I recall i noticing hair loss within 2 wks. Scalp felt like tight ponytail. Will my hair grow back?

I've been taking singulair (montelukast) for two months now. M I recall i noticing hair loss within 2 wks. Scalp felt like tight ponytail. Will my hair grow back?

It should..: Use of singulair (montelukast) is not known to cause hair loss, but significant illnes can. Other meds can cause hair loss as well. Generally, the hair will grow back. Just make sure you have your scalp checked out because ring-worm on scalp can cause hair loss which will not grow back untill it is treated. Cnsult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have mild asthma and allergy and I am using singulair (montelukast) 1*1 and seretide diskus 500 1*2, symptoms are well controlled can I reduce the dose

I have mild asthma and allergy and I am using singulair (montelukast) 1*1 and seretide diskus 500 1*2, symptoms are well controlled can I reduce the dose

Need to see doctor: Check with your doctor who may test your lung function before trying to reduce the dose of your medication. In general, I do not use the 500 ug seretide for asthma control since the 250 ug one usually does the job ...Read more

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While on 2 ltrs of oxygen, my o 2 sats are 90. What is the treatment? Meds are flowvent 250, singulair, (montelukast) albuterol, atrovent, Medrol dose pack

While on 2 ltrs of oxygen, my o 2 sats are 90. What is the treatment? Meds are flowvent 250, singulair, (montelukast) albuterol, atrovent, Medrol dose pack

Context: It matters a lot to know more about your condition. Do you have COPD and use oxygen on a chronic basis? Or is this an asthma attack and you're in a hospital receiving treatment? Do you have a pulmonary embolism? Do you suffer from heart failure? ...Read more

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My 4 year old takes zyrtec 1 tsp and singulair 4mg every night. She got a couple mosquito bites yesterday and they are swollen. Can she have a dose of benadryl also tonight? Her left eye has also been watering for several days even with both allergy meds.

My 4 year old takes zyrtec 1 tsp and singulair 4mg every night. She got a couple mosquito bites yesterday and they are swollen. Can she have a dose of benadryl also tonight? Her left eye has also been watering for several days even with both allergy meds.

Allergy: A one time dose should be OK. Diphenhydramine is short acting while Zyrtec is long acting. So, there will be some overlap, but short-lived. Adding Zantac (ranitidine) also helps improve the symptoms faster since the two groups of medications have a synergistic effect. ...Read more

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Can you die from taking too much singulair (montelukast)?

Maybe.: Overdoses of Singulair (montelukast) are rare. The outcome depends on multiple factors, like what other meds you take, and any medical problems you may have. Don't do it. If you are thinking about doing this, please don't! You will hurt not only yourself, but everyone who matters to you. See www.suicide.org for the number of a hot line in your location. If you have taken a lot, call 911 or Poison Control! ...Read more

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Can taking singulair (montelukast) once a day stunt my growth?

No: I'm unable to find any data demonstrating that singulair (montelukast) negatively impacts growth. We see kids on this medication quite a bit. The growth issues for kids with asthma are related to the concomitant use of chronic oral corticosteroids and rarely the inhaled ones as well. Chronic illness will impair growth, but if singulair (montelukast) keeps asthma in check it shouldn't be a growth concern by itself. ...Read more

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Can I take singulair (montelukast) and terbutaline 2.5?

Can I take singulair (montelukast) and terbutaline 2.5?

Complicated: I don't think in an asthmatic patient there is a contraindication of being on singulair (montelukast) and terbutaline, they work by different pathways. However, I do see that in your hx you have high blood pressure and not sure whether terbutaline is a good choice if you have asthma. ...Read more

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Is taking qvar and singulair (montelukast) together generally considered safe?

Is taking qvar and singulair (montelukast) together generally considered safe?

Asthma control: Yes, it is safe to take the 2 medications together. Qvar and singulair (montelukast) are often used as "controller" medications for asthma. Hopefully by using them concurrently, you will have to use your bronchodilator (such as albuterol or xopenex) less often. ...Read more

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Should I stop taking singulair (montelukast) because one of the side effects is really bothering me?

Should I stop taking singulair (montelukast) because one of the side effects is really bothering me?

Maybe: Anytime medications are taken, the side effects must be balanced against the benefits. This should be discussed with the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Is singulair (montelukast) effective by itself?

Not in my opinion: I have seen 100's of patients on singular and I can't tell it does much at all. I think if you're going to be on a drug in this class for asthma, zyflo is a much better choice. ...Read more

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The Best time to take Singulair (montelukast) oral 10mg?

Pharmacist: Since it's a once a day medication it may not matter what time you take it as long as it's the same time each day. Your pharmacist can advise you about dosing as he/she has access to all the information about medications. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: singulair (montelukast)?

Asthma / allergy med: In the form of a once daily pill. Read more about it on drugs. Com or similar websites. ...Read more

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What to do if i od'd on singulair (montelukast) medication?

Call poison control : At 1-800-222-1222 or go to the Emergency Room. ...Read more

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How long does it take for singulair (montelukast) to be effective?

How long does it take for singulair (montelukast) to be effective?

2: Singulair (montelukast) can be effective in as few as 2 hours. For patients with exercise induced asthma should take singulair (montelukast) at least 2 hours before exercise to be able to feel the effect of the medication. Because of the inflammatory nature of asthma in most other cases it can take several days to achieve full benefit of the singulair (montelukast). ...Read more

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Can singulair (montelukast) be replaced with generics like myteka?

Can singulair (montelukast) be replaced with generics like myteka?

Yes: Myteka is also montelukast, and like Singulair, comes in 4mg packets or chewables, 5 mg chewables, and 10 mg tablets. Generics have approximately the same effects as the name brand... because the rules usually don't require generics to be 100% identical in effects compared to the original brand name product. ...Read more

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What happens to my body if I double dosed on singulair (montelukast)?

Nothing spectacular: Hoping it is only a double dosing, you can sleep it off. If not the case, then better to pay a visit to the er and get evaluated. ...Read more

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Can I take singulair (montelukast) and alkazellter nighttime together?

Should use caution: Avoid taking MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine) during treatment with this medication. Since Singulair (montelukast) is a leukotriene inhibitor, it does not constitute a contraindication but call your doctor if you experience any untoward reaction with their concomitant use. ...Read more

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