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I take zyrtec and singulair (montelukast) daily in the morning. Is it ok to take benedryl also, in the evening, while visiting friends with pets for the weekend?

I take zyrtec and singulair (montelukast) daily in the morning. Is it ok to take benedryl also, in the evening, while visiting friends with pets for the weekend?

Yes you can: You can take extra Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but it would make you drowsy so you should not drive. If those do not help, you might need to seek help from a local allergist. ...Read more

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Can my son take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) right now while taking Singulair? He takes Zyrtec also but we're out & he's suffering big time!! He's 13, 120 pounds.

Can my son take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) right now while taking Singulair? He takes Zyrtec also but we're out & he's suffering big time!! He's 13, 120 pounds.

Yes: It is safe for him to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with Singulair. Based on his weight he can take 50mg every 6-8 hours. It potentially can make him drowsy. All the best and I hope he feels better. ...Read more

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Severe allergies. I take Singulair (montelukast) 10mg 1x day and Ventolin inhaler 2-3x day. Not much of a relief. Can I take zyrtec too...

Severe allergies. I take Singulair (montelukast) 10mg 1x day and Ventolin inhaler 2-3x day. Not much of a relief. Can I take zyrtec too...

Yes.: If Singulair (montelukast) does not prevent the allergic symptoms, you can take an antihistamine as well, if your other medications don't interact with it. Avoid fragrances and aerosols as well, as they aggravate allergic symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm having an allergy attack. I'm already prescribed Zyrtec and Singulair and still can't stop sneezing. Can I take Benadryl with these 2 meds and go to bed?

I'm having an allergy attack. I'm already prescribed Zyrtec and Singulair and still can't stop sneezing. Can I take Benadryl with these 2 meds and go to bed?

Allergy meds: Yes - there should be no reaction with the singulair and maybe a slight reaction (increased somnolence)the the zyrtec but since you are heading to bed that isn't an issue. You might want to double the dose of Zyrtec going forward as the 20 mg dose was actually better when the drug was being developed. ...Read more

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Do you know if it is ok to continue taking singulair (montelukast)? What about Proventil or a nebulizer? I also take zyrtec but unfortunately I'm miserable without Zyrtec. I'm 5.5 weeks pregnant.

Do you know if it is ok to continue taking singulair (montelukast)? What about Proventil or a nebulizer? I also take zyrtec but unfortunately I'm miserable without Zyrtec. I'm 5.5 weeks pregnant.

Treat the cause: Instead of all these meds did you know that you could treat the cause of asthma and sinuses etc and then you may not need these meds. Usually causes are environmental and nutritional. Please visit us at www. Ehacstl. Com to learn how to treat the cause. If interested you can make samina naqshbandi appointment for consultation ...Read more

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I can't sleep at night because of allergies. I take zyrtec and singulair, (montelukast) together, but still have symptoms, primarily an itchy throat at night.?

I can't sleep at night because of allergies. I take zyrtec and singulair, (montelukast) together, but still have symptoms, primarily an itchy throat at night.?

Allergy/poor sleep: Do try prilosac for gerd as dr. Bansal suggested. You may also try one of the older antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlortrimeton which may help you sleep. You can still take zyrtec in the day time.
Singulair can still be taken at night. It has no effect on sleep. If medicines are not helpful, allergy evaluation and immunothrapy
may be helpful. ...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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Are there any longterm effects of using singulair (montelukast) and zyrtec daily? Both perscribed and I have had no syptoms of asthma for the last 1-2years.

Are there any longterm effects of using singulair (montelukast) and zyrtec daily? Both perscribed and I have had no syptoms of asthma for the last 1-2years.

Fantastic!: No, there are no long term problems with using both of these on a daily basis. They are doing exactly what we want them to - no ER visits or hospitalizations, no need for oral or IV steroids to keep your asthma controlled. Keep up the good work and make sure to exercise your lungs as well to build up their capacity and good health! Flu shots will be available in about 2 months for this season.... ...Read more

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Can singulair, (montelukast) hydroxizine, or zyrtec cause elevated alk phos?

Can singulair, (montelukast) hydroxizine, or zyrtec cause elevated alk phos?

No elevation: Tiger, I can't find any evidence that any of those medications will increase your alk phos and I used them with patients regularly. Singulair (montelukast) is an anti-inflammatory used for asthma/allergies and it blocks certain areas of the inflammatory pathway. Both Hydroxyzine and zyrtec are traditional anti-histamines and block histamine binding to cells. Do you have elevated alk phos? Why was it checked? ...Read more

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My 8 year old daughter is taking zyrtec and singulair (montelukast) plus inhailers is that too much for her alergies?

My 8 year old daughter is taking zyrtec and singulair (montelukast) plus inhailers is that too much for her alergies?

Asthma and allergies: It is not unusual for children with combination of asthma and allergies to require multiple medicines to control symptoms. Consider evaluation by a board certified allergist for further evaluation to determine if any other treatments are appropriate. ...Read more

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Cough for three months. Started after bronchitis (got that treated). On singulair (montelukast) Zyrtec and albuterol but it's still super bad. How to rid this?

Cough for three months. Started after bronchitis (got that treated). On singulair (montelukast) Zyrtec and albuterol but it's still super bad. How to rid this?

See doctor: You need to make sure that you don't have something more chronic like asthma, sinusitis etc. Perhaps a chest x-ray and/or lung function test may be in order. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can Flonase be used 2x a day once am & once pm for nasal drip/allergies? If so, for how long can I continue this? Also on Xyzal, (levocetirizine) Zyrtec, & Singulair.

Can Flonase be used 2x a day once am & once pm for nasal drip/allergies? If so, for how long can I continue this? Also on Xyzal, (levocetirizine) Zyrtec, & Singulair.

See below.: Flonase is usually taken once per day, unless your doctor prescribing it has told you otherwise. Also, both Xyzal (levocetirizine) and Zyrtec are long-acting antihistamines, also usually taken only once per day. You should discuss all of your medications with your doctor and they can advise you of the best way to take your allergy medications. ...Read more

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I've been coughing for 3 months. 1st, it was sinus and bronchitis infection. Now, it's allergies. Zyrtec & Singulair (montelukast). How do I get rid of this cough?

I've been coughing for 3 months. 1st, it was sinus and bronchitis infection. Now, it's allergies. Zyrtec & Singulair (montelukast). How do I get rid of this cough?

C ur MD/Allergist: You need evaluation, you may be still having chronic sinusitis, airway disease, upper or lower, or another problem. To sort this out you need initial evaluation by your doctor or you may want to see an allergist/immunologist for more comprehensive evaluation of your allergy symptoms, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Can allergies cause elevated WBC of 12? It's been a rough season. On zyrtec singulair astelin nasonex (mometasone) and ativan for anxiety.

Can allergies cause elevated WBC of 12? It's been a rough season. On zyrtec singulair astelin nasonex (mometasone) and ativan for anxiety.

Yes: The most common cause is fighting an infection, but inflammation, stress and other causes are possible. Here's a good article. Best wishes! Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/100754-causes-elevated-white-blood-count/
Take care of yourself. ...Read more

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4monthcough keeps getting worse. Pain, shortness of breath On ventolin flovent zyrtec and singulair (montelukast) not helping lungs burn when breathing no smoking?

Something not right.: If you are already under the care of a B/C allergist, then you need to get a second opinion or get to the nearest university allergy department. If not, you need to see one now. Not all SOB is from asthma. ...Read more

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Can allergic rhinitis w/ severe post nasal drip and painful swollen l-neck gland bring on high blood press. Prescription zyrtec, singulair, (montelukast) flonase, motrin?

Can allergic rhinitis w/ severe post nasal drip and painful swollen l-neck gland bring on high blood press. Prescription zyrtec, singulair, (montelukast) flonase, motrin?

Probably not: Allergic rhinitis is an immunological disease caused by mast cell degranulation and the release of mediators of inflammation, especially histamine. I suppose it is possible that mast cell inflammatory mediators could alter blood pressure. Also another possibility is anxiety caused by the presence of severe allergic response. In general most cases of hypertension are not caused by nasal allergy. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it safe to take the following meds before bed zyrtec, (cetirizine) quinapril 5mg, montelukast 10mg and melatonin 1mg?

Is it safe to take the following meds before bed zyrtec, (cetirizine) quinapril 5mg, montelukast 10mg and melatonin 1mg?

Sleeper meds: Your list of meds should be reviewed with all of your doctors at every visit. This list seems to be compatible with each other. The need for melatonin coupled with apnea is concerning for incomplete treatment of underlying sleep issues.? Restless legs syndrome? ...Read more

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I take montelukast & zyrtec in the morning & 2 180mg allegra (fexofenadine) at night for chronic urticara, can I take dramamine also for motion sickness while flying?

I take montelukast & zyrtec in the morning & 2 180mg allegra (fexofenadine) at night for chronic urticara, can I take dramamine also for motion sickness while flying?

MOTION SICKNESS: THat combination should be safe, monitor for excess sedation. In chronic URTICARIA you should also block H2 receptor i.e. ZANTAC (ranitidine) 300mg. Make sure at some point in time you have been screened for H. pylori ...Read more

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What are the differences between cetirizine and singulair (montelukast)?

What are the differences between cetirizine and singulair (montelukast)?

Different classes: Cetirizine is a new generation antihistamine - it works by blocking histamine so is helpful for allergies and hives. Singulair (montelukast) is a leukotriene receptor antagonist and blocks leukotrienes. It does not block histamine but is approved for treating allergies and asthma. Since they are different, a person can take both together if needed. ...Read more

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