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What is the toxicity of advair and singulair usage in long term asthma treatment?

What is the toxicity of advair and singulair usage in long term asthma treatment?

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

Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
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Singulair (Definition)

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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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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 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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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

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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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Montelukast (Definition)

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a600014.html. ...Read more