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How Long Does It Take Singulair To Be Effective
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
2 hours: Singular can begin having a positive effect within 2 hours. ...Read more
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 more
How long does singulair/montelukast take to start kicking in and what are the side effects of daily use?
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 more
Is Singulair safe to take long-term? Can it cause Churg-Strauss syndrome? On and off it for 3 years, only drug that clears up mucus in nose and throat
Considered safe: All medications have potential side effects, some of them severe, and Singulair is no exception. Churg-Strauss is among those possible effects. However, Singulair is considered on the safer end of the spectrum. Naturally, the longer you are on a medication, the more likely it is that a side effect would occur, but there are no specific recommendations against long-term use of Singulair. ...Read more
What can I do? I am a 56 year old male I weigh 450 lbs. I have copd, asthma and I have a c-pap I take spiriva, advair, Flonase and singulair. I take Coumadin because I had blood clots in my lungs. I have arthritis in my knees and I can't stand very long beca
Weight Loss: It starts with weight loss, my friend. You have heard it many times and will continue to hear it but it is essential for you to start down the road of weight loss. Ask for a consult with a dietitian. ...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
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
Prevention: Singulair (montelukast) is used as a maintenance medication to prevent flares of asthma. If you are not sure of a prescription that a doctor writes for you, you should ask the doctor to explain it to you at the appointment. That way you both are on the same page, and can avoid errors. ...Read more
One week: 2-3 max or it won't help.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Yes: Yes with no major concernsGet a more detailed answer ›
It's safe: It's safe. If it weren't safe, they wouldn't be allowed to sell it. ...Read more
Are there particular times of the year I should take singulair (montelukast) to help fix my asthma?
Sometimes: Singulair (montelukast) is a controller medication for asthma whose beneficial effects don't last for more than a few days. So take it when you need it. If you have seasonal asthma take it during the months when asthma is present. If you have perennial asthma that is always present then take it everyday. This is a good topic to discuss with your personal physician or asthma specialist. ...Read more
Can I take Melatonin 10mg and Albuertol Inhaler (8-10 puffs a day) and Singulair (montelukast) (1 10mg pill a day) together?
I have intolerance lactose &feel discomfort each time I take my meds (Singulair, Seretide, Losartane) becoz already contains lactose. Is that normal??
Not Normally: There is very little lactose in these medications if any and it is unlikely that the lactose is the meds is causing a problem. An easy way to test this is take a Lactaid tablet or two with your meds and see if symptoms improve. If they do it's the lactose in the medications if they don't than it may be another cause. ...Read more
Okay for what?: These should not interact in a toxic way. Other than being at risk for a driving while impaired or being otherwise picked up in some states this is fine. ...Read more
Yes: There shouldn't be any interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
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