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What conditions can singulair (montelukast) and alavert be used for?

What conditions can singulair (montelukast) and alavert be used for?

Allergies and Asthma: Singulair (montelukast) was first approved for the treatment of asthma, but was later found to effective and was approved for the the treatment of allergic rhinitis. Alavert, or loratidine is an antihistamine used for treating allergies. ...Read more

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How long does an alavert allergy usually last?

How long does an alavert allergy usually last?

Variable: It all depends. What were the allergic symptoms....Skin, breathing, GI tract, cardiac. Usually an allergic reaction can be between 2 hours to 7 days based on the reaction and many other factors. ...Read more

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Are Claritin (loratadine) and alavert the same?

Are Claritin (loratadine) and alavert the same?

Generic: Both Claritin (loratadine) and Alavert contain the same active ingredient, Loratadine. Claritin (loratadine) is the original brand name for this drug, and Alavert is one of the less expensive generic forms. They should both work the same for most people. ...Read more

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What does advair and singulair (montelukast) do?

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 more

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Is symbicort and singulair making me gain weight?

No: Now watch what you eat. Eat healthy and exercise as you tolerate 1 hour per day. Your breathing issues may limit your exercise ...Read more

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How to tell if singulair (montelukast) works for me?

How to tell if singulair (montelukast) works for me?

Therapeutic trial: Singulair (montelukast) is indicated for treatment of asthma and nasal allergies. As with all drugs, some people respond better than others. A trial of 1 month is a reasonable period to see if this medication is effective for you. ...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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Can i take alavert d and tamiflu (oseltamivir) together?

Can i take alavert d and tamiflu (oseltamivir) together?

Yes: Alavert d is for allergies. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is to decrease the symptoms and length of time you have a flu. You can take them together, but you usually don't need to since tamiflu (oseltamivir) is only useful if you do have the flu and it is very early in the course and your symptoms are likely from the flu instead of allergies. If you have allergies, it is useless to use tamiflu (oseltamivir). ...Read more

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Can singulair (montelukast) for kids work straight away?

Yes: Singulair or montelukast starts to work within one hour of taking a dose. However, for asthma it will start to work quickly but it will not reach the maximum anti inflammatory effect for 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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Could singulair (montelukast) for kids work straight away?

Could singulair (montelukast) for kids work straight away?

Pls see answer: Singulair (montelukast) is not a quick acting medication. If your child has asthma and has symptoms of asthma, typically albuterol inhaler with a spacer device is used to quickly relieve symptoms. Singulair (montelukast) may take days to weeks to be effective. ...Read more

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Is here a difference between singulair (montelukast) and advair?

Yes: Singulair is a tablet containing montelukast, a leukotriene modifier, that helps to reduce asthma inflammation. Advair is an inhaler that contains fluticasone (a steroid) and salmeterol (a beta-agonist). Advair decreases inflammation with the inhaled steroid and helps open the airways with the bronchodilator/ beta-agonist. Advair is for more severe asthma than singulair. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of singulair (montelukast) in children?

What are the side effects of singulair (montelukast) in children?

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 more

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Is here a difference between singulair (montelukast) chewables and advair?

Is here a difference between singulair (montelukast) chewables and advair?

Yes: They have totally different mechanisms. In general, advair is indicated for more difficult to treat asthma. Singulair (montelukast) is effective, but less so. ...Read more

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Is it okay to give singulair (montelukast) to my child? He is seven years old.

Is it okay to give singulair (montelukast) to my child? He is seven years old.

Depends: If your child was evaluated by your doc and this was prescribed, it is an approved and reasonable prescription medication. If you have some left over from another kid or yourself, it is not appropriate for random use. ...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

Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
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