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Long Term Singulair
Non-toxic but...: While every medication has benefits and side effects, the benefits of advair (combination inhaler) and singulair (leukotriene tablet) outweigh the risks when treating serious conditions such as asthma. Long term studies have shown a small affect on rate of growth in pediatric patients for medications containing steroids (advair) but not singulair. An allergist can review these issues in detail. ...Read more
I'm on Singulair, Protonix, & VoltarenXR, can the sodium in these products affect Blood Pressure? Concerned about the long term use, especially NSAID
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
Am taking Montelukast (generic for Singulair) for spring pollen. How long is it safe after taking the medication to try to conceive again? Thanks.
Category B: Drug is relatively safe drug being a category B. If planning to conceive and are on the singular for allergy season. Wait a few weeks to really try. But if things happen. Still relatively safe. ...Read more
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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