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Accidentally Taking 2 Doses Of Singulair
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
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
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
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
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
Scared! Accidently took 2 generic pills of singulair (montelukast) 10mg each within seconds of eachother. Called poison control & they said it was ok. Will i be ok?
I am on Singulair 10 MG daily and Zyrtec. I have forgotten both for the past two days and just took a Singulair. Is it ok to take Benadryl as well?
I accidentally gave my son 2 tsp of his children's Cetirizine (instead of our usual 1 tsp). He also takes a singulair (montelukast) and flovent. Will he be okay?
Not to worry: The extra amount will easily be taken care of by your son's body. Simply continue with the recommended dose and don't worry. ...Read more
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
Is it ok to take primatene tablets? I have really bad allergies and was prescribed singulair (montelukast) two years ago. Zyrtec does not help me. Symptoms persist and now i also have chest tightness and i squeek when I breathe at night.
I : I thought that was off the market. No-you should see a doctor and get appropriate medications. ...Read more
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
Is it safe to take Claritan and singulair (montelukast) together? My sister-in-law accidently gave claritan to my daughter this am without checking with me but I'm not completely sure myself. She takes Singulair (montelukast) at night. Thanks in advance
Is it possible for high dose of cetirizine or ranitodine to cause false neg. ANA results?
Or perhaps prednisone, singulair, (montelukast) puffers or NSAIDS? Thanks
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Asthma / allergy med: In the form of a once daily pill. Read more about it on drugs. Com or similar websites. ...Read more
Call poison control : At 1-800-222-1222 or go to the Emergency Room. ...Read more
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
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
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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