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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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