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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
249 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?

Not in my opinion: I have seen 100's of patients on singular and I can't tell it does much at all. I think if you're going to be on a drug in this class for asthma, zyflo is a much better choice. ...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.?

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

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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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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.

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

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Side effects of levocetrizine+montelukast?

Rare: Most of the side effects from levocetirizine is drowsiness (5% or so), montelukast is quite safe although a rare individual may complain of insomnia and even nightmare. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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?

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

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Why must montelukast be taken in the evening?

Why must montelukast  be taken in the evening?

It may not: Depends on what symptom the treatment is for. If it is for nightime asthma symptoms, then it should be dosed at night. For exercise induced asthma, or allergies, taking it at any other time of the day should be fine. Discuss with the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Is singulair (montelukast) effective by itself?

Not in my opinion: I have seen 100's of patients on singular and I can't tell it does much at all. I think if you're going to be on a drug in this class for asthma, zyflo is a much better choice. ...Read more

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