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How Long Before The Full Effects Of Singulair Take Effect
How long does singulair/montelukast take to start kicking in and what are the side effects of daily use?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Difficult to answer: Unlike rescue inhalers which work very quickly, oral drugs like singulair (montelukast) do take awhile. It would not be a very good substitute for a rescue inhaler because of this. Continue your other medications while taking singulair (montelukast) and don't be discouraged. Good Luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have to put my 2yo singulair (montelukast) in his food so he'll take it. If he takes longer than the 15 minute time limit for him to eat it all is it still safe?
Yes.: Yes, although i won't vouchsafe for it's taste! ...Read more
Prolonged cough for > 1 months , take singulair (montelukast) and go doctr already no smoke no other symptoms but the cough remain . Bit worry any reccomendation ?
Cough: Please have a test to rule out tuberculosis like a PPD with your doctor and ask if you could have walking pneumonia or pertussis infection that requires antibiotic treatment. May also need to try an inhaler, if asthma runs in the family. It may be allergic rhinitis, such that an antihistamine might help.Coughing can also be due to reflux esophagitis. ...Read more
Cyclic horrible bark cough q 3 wks. On ppi, asthma inhalers, and singulair (montelukast). Nothing works except prednisone but i can't take that life long. Desperate?
Post-nasal drip?: When treating a chronic cough, you must treat every possible contributor to the cough or it won't resolve. Post-nasal drip or any sinus condition can result in bronchospasm and, thus, the cough. Perhaps you need to add a nasal steroid spray to your regimen in addition to a steroid inhaler and your other meds. You may need a very slow steroid taper to get to the lowest possible effective dose. ...Read more
Is there a leukotriene other than singulair that will not interact badly with maoi (parnate)? I need leukotriene for my asthma. I take maoi (parnate) for chronic depression. Recently became unemployed - no more health insurance. Ca no longer afford singul
Assistance program: There is another leukotriene pathway medication called zileuton cr, but it is brand-name only and requires monitoring liver function periodically. However, you should ask your doctor about the patient assistance programs through the drug manufacturers that make singulair (montelukast) and/or zileuton. They may help pay for part or all of the cost of the medication depending on your level of need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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