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Doctor insights on: Do Singulair Or Any Allergy Meds Contain Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors

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Monoamine Oxidase (Definition)

L-monoamine oxidases (MAO) are a family of enzymes that catalyze the oxidation of monoamines. They are found bound to the outer membrane of mitochondria in most cell types in the body. The enzyme was originally discovered by mary bernheim in the liver and was named tyramine oxidase. They belong to the protein family ...Read more


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Does Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) contain monoamine oxidase inhibitor?

Does Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) contain monoamine oxidase inhibitor?

Dexilant (dexlansoprazole): This is a proton pump inhibitor for treating gerd. It does not contain MAO inhibitor. ...Read more

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Is buproprion a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (maoi) type of drug?

Is buproprion a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (maoi) type of drug?

No: Bupropion (wellbutrin) inhibits re-uptake of norepinephrine and Dopamine into neurons (nerve and brain cells). It does not inhibit mao, so there are no dietary restrictions or common medication interactions, unlike the maois. ...Read more

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How effective are monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) for treating depression?

How effective are monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) for treating depression?

MAO i's.: Quite effective especially for resistant depression, however, strict dietary & other restrictions apply. ...Read more

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Could monoamine oxidase increase be a solution for psychosis? If so how could I enhance it naturally?

Could monoamine oxidase increase be a solution for psychosis? If so how could I enhance it naturally?

Plz see psychiatrist: Combining this question together with your earlier one about dopamine, it sounds like you're interested in helping yourself (or someone you know) with psychosis -- but maybe trying to do this on your own? A psychiatrist is trained to help by assessing clinical situation, suggesting further diagnostic studies, & prescribing medications and/or other treatments -- as well as adjusting as needed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: monoamine oxidase?

What is the definition or description of: monoamine oxidase?

See below: L-monoamine oxidases (MAO) are a family of enzymes that catalyze the oxidation of monoamines. They are found bound to the outer membrane of mitochondria in most cell types in the body. The enzyme was discovered by mary bernheim in the liver and was named tyramine oxidase. They belong to the protein family of flavin-containing amine oxidoreductases. ...Read more

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Can I take Ciprofloxacin with Singulair, Xyzal and Mucinex? Being treated for allergies but also detected bacteria infection. Seems like a lot of meds

Can I take Ciprofloxacin with Singulair, Xyzal and Mucinex? Being treated for allergies but also detected bacteria infection. Seems like a lot of meds

Yes you can : Take them all at the same time, no interaction between any of them, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, best wishes ...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 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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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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Will singulair (montelukast) help prevent an asa allergy?

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

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I was given singulair for allergies. I already suffer from anxiety. Is it going to make it worse? Will it cause depression?

I was given singulair for allergies. I already suffer from anxiety. Is it going to make it worse? Will it cause depression?

Singulair : Is an adjuvent therapy in cases of airways inflammation, as allergies, the main therapy for such inflammation is topical steroids together with other lines of therapy according to the case at hand. So singulair can be done without, if you feel it interferes with your anxiety, or you don't feel comfortable, confer with your doctor, he/she would consider an alternative best wishes ...Read more

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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 allergies in the spring and fall. I tried nasonex, (mometasone) it gave me a chest cough. Singulair doesn't seem to be working. What else can I try?

I have allergies in the spring and fall. I tried nasonex, (mometasone) it gave me a chest cough. Singulair doesn't seem to be working. What else can I try?

Other options..: I would recommend getting a re-evaluation by your doc. Steroid nasal sprays are frontline treatment and there are many available. Nasonex works well, but not for everyone--try a different one. Antihistamine such as zyrtec, allegra, claritin, xyzal, (levocetirizine) Clarinex with/out a decongestant can be added if nasal spray not adequate. Allergies can cause misery and I feel your pain. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it right to say that there are currently three different effective drugs for depression: tricyclic, oxidace monoamine inhibitors, and prozac (fluoxetine)?

Is it right to say that there are currently three different effective drugs for depression: tricyclic, oxidace monoamine inhibitors, and prozac (fluoxetine)?

Antidepressants: There are multiple types of antidepressants. Tricyclics like imipramine, amitriptylene, desipramine; irreversible maoi's like nardil; mao-b inhibitors -- emsam; ssri's like prozac, celexa, ; lexapro; snri's like effexor, pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) and cymbalta; sari's -- tradozone; nassa -- remeron; ndri -- wellbutrin. So the list is longer than you might have thought, and some classes contain more than I named. ...Read more

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My allergies are causing asthma. Not being able to breathe well causes anxiety. I'm on singulair (montelukast) and it's making the anxiety worse. What do I do?

My allergies are causing asthma. Not being able to breathe well causes anxiety. I'm on singulair (montelukast) and it's making the anxiety worse. What do I do?

Asthma: Please see your doctor, preferably your allergy/asthma specialist, to be placed on a much more appropriate therapy for your asthma. An inhaled controller medication would be a great start. ...Read more

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Took allegra 24 this morning, been housecleaning and allergies acting out, can I take chlortrimetron, sudefed and singulair (montelukast) tonight for some relief?

Took allegra 24 this morning, been housecleaning and allergies acting out, can I take chlortrimetron, sudefed and singulair (montelukast) tonight for some relief?

You can singular;sud: There is no reason to overload yourself with three pills but you may take singular and sudafed along with Allegra 24 hours you took in the morning.
Most of the time that combination will help with the symptoms but if symptoms are too bad and you have problem breathing/sleeping due to nasal congestion ask your doctor for rx for an inhaled steroid used once a day. ...Read more

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Prescribed Singulair & Xyzal (levocetirizine) 4ongoing allergy related symptoms. I know can cause drowsiness, been taking at night but still groggy during the day?

Prescribed Singulair & Xyzal (levocetirizine) 4ongoing allergy related symptoms. I know can cause drowsiness, been taking at night but still groggy during the day?

Xyzal (levocetirizine) can b: Sedating for 24 hrs. Singulair is not. U could try to reduce the Xyzal (levocetirizine) dose in half and slowly work up ur dose, or,change to Zyrtec or Allegra to c if they r as sedating. Another approach for nasal allergies is to stop the antihistamine drug and use a steroid nose spray daily. There r other approaches as well. The best therapy for allergies is avoidance. Do you know what your offenders r? Get tested. ...Read more

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Can singulair (montelukast) help with animal allergies?

Can singulair (montelukast) help with animal allergies?

No: Most animal allergies would require evaluation by an allergist and consideration for allergy shots. Singulair, (montelukast) at times, could help with symptoms of seasonal allergies. ...Read more

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Does singulair (montelukast) help with food allergies?

Does singulair (montelukast) help with food allergies?

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 more

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Is it okay to take daily prescribed allergy medications like allegra and singulair (montelukast) with alcohol?

Is it okay to take daily prescribed allergy medications like allegra and singulair (montelukast) with alcohol?

Yes: There is no contraindication to drinking moderate amounts of alcohol and taking Allegra or singulair (montelukast). The emphasis is on moderate consumption, as anything more is deleterious to health in general and optimally no alcohol consumption is ideal to a healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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Flonase or singulair (montelukast) for one yr old's allergies? The pharmacist was very concerned about flonase.

Valid CONCERN: 1 year old , what alleriges you are talking about? Too little to be exposed to many things ifso see if can be avoided Flonase is steroid just renenber all medicines have side effects have 2nd opinion. I, m concerned too. ...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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My 16 mth old has been on singulair (montelukast) for about 2 wkd for allergies and possible asthma. She keeps waking up at night with a horrible cough. Suggestions?

My 16 mth old has been on singulair (montelukast) for about 2 wkd for allergies and possible asthma. She keeps waking up at night with a horrible cough. Suggestions?

Cough in children: There are several things that could be going on. First is that the cough may actually be caused by the singulair (montelukast). Simply stop the medicine and see how she does. Could be her allergies are more than singulair (montelukast) can manage. You can try an anti-histamine like cetirizine. Could be completely unrelated and be reflux. A trial of zantac can sometimes help answer the question. ...Read more

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I have asthma on advair 100/50 2 x day and my dr just gave me singulair (montelukast). I can't sleep at night and my allergies are worse than ever. What should I do?

Singulair (montelukast): Occasionally people get insomnia from singulair (montelukast) especially when it is taken at night as instructed. Some have found relief by taking it in the morning instead. ...Read more

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What should I do for allergies if anti histamines don't work? I have persistent coughing but no other allergic reactions. I have tried alegra, claratin, and singulair (montelukast).

What should I do for allergies if anti histamines don't work? I have persistent coughing but no other allergic reactions. I have tried alegra, claratin, and singulair (montelukast).

You : You should see an allergist and make sure that the cause is allergy for which you may need another form of medication, asthma, or another cause of cough either reflux or an infectious process among the other sources for this process. ...Read more

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Allergies causing itching. Stopped singulair (montelukast) 2 days ago from dreams and took claritin. Itching started when I stopped singulair (montelukast). Singulair (montelukast) help itch?

Allergies causing itching. Stopped singulair (montelukast) 2 days ago from dreams and took claritin. Itching started when I stopped singulair (montelukast).  Singulair (montelukast) help itch?

Partly?: Singulair (montelukast) is an immune-modulator, so it reduces the body's response to allergens and irritants, so not impossible to see an increase in allergic type symptoms. Talk to your dr. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Montelukast (Definition)

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a600014.html. ...Read more