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Dr. Paul Carter
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How long does it take for singulair to be effective?

How long does it take for singulair to be effective?

2: Singulair can be effective in as few as 2 hours. For patients with exercise induced asthma should take singulair 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. ...Read more

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Singulair (Definition)

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How long does it take for singulair to act?

How long does it take for singulair to act?

1 to 30 days: Interestingly, Singulair 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 to begin working?

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

Difficult to answer: Unlike rescue inhalers which work very quickly, oral drugs like singulair 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 and don't be discouraged. Good Luck ...Read more

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How long does singulair/montelukast take to start kicking in and what are the side effects of daily use?

How long does singulair/montelukast  take to start kicking in and what are the side effects of daily use?

StartWorkingRtAway: It start working right away. Less Common Sd Effect Stomach pain headache sweating weakness&tiredness tightness in chest shorness of breath bloody nose joint pain flu like symptoms But it is very well tolerated ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cyclic horrible bark cough q 3 wks. On ppi, asthma inhalers, and singulair. 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. 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 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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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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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

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

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Prolonged cough for > 1 months , take singulair and go doctr already no smoke no other symptoms but the cough remain . Bit worry any reccomendation ?

Prolonged cough for > 1 months , take singulair 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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