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Can long-term use of Singulair and Levocetirizine (for chronic allergies) cause side effects: liver damage, low sex drive/libido? Can't use sprays.

Can long-term use of Singulair and Levocetirizine (for chronic allergies) cause side effects: liver damage, low sex drive/libido? Can't use sprays.

Not really: but you need to keep the follow up with your doctor, both drugs aren't known for the side effects you noted, Singular may cause liver problems, but not related to long term use rather due to a reaction by some patients even after few doses, rare. If you have chronic allergies,you need an allergist evaluation with regular follow up as you may need different approach,check aaaai.org for an allergist ...Read more

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

What is the toxicity of advair and singulair (montelukast) 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 (montelukast) (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 (montelukast). An allergist can review these issues in detail. ...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

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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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 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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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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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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