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How long does it take for singulair (montelukast) to be effective?

How long does it take for singulair (montelukast) 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

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How long does it take for singulair (montelukast) to act?

How long does it take for singulair (montelukast) to act?

1 to 30 days: Interestingly, Singulair (montelukast) can have a first dose effect and start working on the first day, or, it can take up to about 30 days to notice an effect. If there has been no change in symptoms within 1 month, it is unlikely that additional doses are necessary. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for singulair (montelukast) to begin working?

How long does it usually take for singulair (montelukast) to begin working?

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

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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 ?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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

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Is singulair (montelukast) effective by itself?

Not in my opinion: I have seen 100's of patients on singular and I can't tell it does much at all. I think if you're going to be on a drug in this class for asthma, zyflo is a much better choice. ...Read more

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Best time to take Singulair (montelukast) oral 10mg?

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

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Can i take singulair (montelukast) and alkazellter night time together?

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

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Why does the dr. Wants me to take Singulair (montelukast) before bedtime?

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

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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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