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Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
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Montelukast (Overview)

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


Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
234 doctors shared insights

Montelukast (Overview)

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


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Is singulair (montelukast) effective by itself?

Is singulair (montelukast) effective by itself?

Yes: Montelukast is effective as a "controller" medication in mild asthma and also is approved by the fda for allergic rhinitis (hay fever). It may be used alone or with other allergy/asthma medications. All ashtmatics should have a "reliever inhaler" in addition to their controller medication. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: montelukast?

Please describe the medication: montelukast?

This is Singulair (montelukast): This is medication that helps allergies and asthma. It is a leukotriene receptor antagonist. It is used to reduced inflammation in the lungs and in the sinuses. ...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

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I experience shortness of breath during exercise.I'm taking 10mg of montelukast prescribed for my daughter.It helps somewhat. Any suggestions?

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

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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?

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?

Contact reaction: Possibly you have an allergy to a material used in your earphones, showing up as contact dermatitis. Discontinue earphones, put nothing else in or on your ears, wait one week, see doctor if not better. ...Read more

Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
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Singulair (Definition)

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