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Allergies: They are for allergies and/or reactive airways disease. ...Read more
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What reason might a doc prescribe singulair (montelukast) at dosing for >6yo for a smaller than avg. 3y.O.?
Dose per weight: In general pediatric medications are dosed based on a child's weight, this enhances the likelihood that the dose will be safe for a child's metabolism. Singulair (montelukast) dosing recommendations, from the manufacturer, are based on age and your doc may have suggested the higher dose due to size or severity of symptoms. ...Read more
I experience shortness of breath during exercise. I'm taking 10mg of montelukast prescribed for my daughter. It helps somewhat. Any suggestions?
See your doctor: I agree with dr rand that seeing a pulmonologist would be helpful, but as a family doctor I recommend starting with your family doctor. Your problem is likely to be handled just fine by them, for less cost. It is important to have a primary care physician who knows all about your health in order to put the pieces together and provide you with the best all around care. ...Read more
I use conkast (montelukast sodium) 10mg in pakistan for allergies and mild asthma. Can I take it in pregnancy as well?
I started to feel hypersensitive skin today first time ever in ears when having earphones there - painful. I have used now Montelukast 3 months. Why?
Would taking zyrtec, allegra (fexofenadine) and montelukast effect my blood work at a lab? I have an appointment soon and would like to know b4 I begin medication
Depends on your labs: Talk to your doctor for more information, I am available for second opinion if needed ...Read more
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
Good day dr. My son is taking 4mg montiget (montelukast) for maintenance of his asthma. What would be the possible side effect if taken regularly.
Side effects: Montelukast is a non-steroid tablet used to treat asthma and allergies. While every medication has potential side effects, montelukast in general has few. Since it is not a steroid, there are no steroid type risks. A small percentage of patients develop mood changes, vivid dreams and occasionally suicidal-type thinking. Thank goodness this is unusual. Most kids do just fine. ...Read more
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
My doc said I m suffering from allergic bronchitis and pres. Me a combination of montelukast and acebrophylline. Canu please tell me abt. All. Bronchitis?
Every time you breathe in, air enters your nose and mouth. It flows down your throat and into a series of air passageways called bronchial tubes. Those tubes need to be open for the air to reach your lungs, where the oxygen is passed into the blood to be transported to your body's tissues.
If the airways are inflamed, air has more difficulty getting to your lungs... For further info google it ...Read more
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
Asthma / allergy med: In the form of a once daily pill. Read more about it on drugs. Com or similar websites. ...Read more
Maybe.: Overdoses of Singulair (montelukast) are rare. The outcome depends on multiple factors, like what other meds you take, and any medical problems you may have. Don't do it. If you are thinking about doing this, please don't! You will hurt not only yourself, but everyone who matters to you. See www.suicide.org for the number of a hot line in your location. If you have taken a lot, call 911 or Poison Control! ...Read more
Call poison control: At 1-800-222-1222 or go to the Emergency Room. ...Read more
No: I'm unable to find any data demonstrating that singulair (montelukast) negatively impacts growth. We see kids on this medication quite a bit. The growth issues for kids with asthma are related to the concomitant use of chronic oral corticosteroids and rarely the inhaled ones also. Chronic illness will impair growth, but if singulair (montelukast) keeps asthma in check it shouldn't be a growth concern by itself. ...Read more
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
Yes: Myteka is also montelukast, and like Singulair, comes in 4mg packets or chewables, 5 mg chewables, and 10 mg tablets. Generics have approximately the same effects as the name brand... because the rules usually don't require generics to be 100% identical in effects compared to the original brand name product. ...Read more
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
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
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
One week: 2-3 max or it won't help.Get a more detailed answer ›
10mg a day: Is the usual dose but studies have used doses as high as 900mg a day for a week without any adverse consequences. Post marketing surveillance has seen overdoses as high as 1000mg in adults and kids without adverse events. ...Read more
What are the negative sides of 20 mg Montelukast? I normally take 10 mg. Sometimes, I take it in the morning and evening.
Montelukast: This is a generally well tolerated medication. Some side effects that you should discuss with your doctor if they occur include mental/ mood changes, numbness/ tingling/ shooting pain in the arms or legs, sinus pain, and muscle weakness. If 10 mg dose was well tolerated, likely the 20 mg dose will be as well. However, ensure you always take it as prescribed. ...Read more
Asthma and Allergies: Advair is a combination drug that treats the lungs by relaxing the muscles around the tubes inside the lungs, inhibits allergic responses inside the cells, and reduces the inflammation inside the lungs. Advair is used to treat asthma and copd. Singulair (montelukast) blocks other types of allergic responses and is used to treat seasonal allergies and asthma. ...Read more
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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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