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Montelukast Allergy (Definition)

Montelukast is relatively free of side effects and actually was approved as a category B drug. As time went on, a small % of people developed insomnia. Mood changes, and even psychologic symptoms. However these are not allergies but idiosyncratic reactions. I have not seen a case of montelukast allergy but it is potentially possible ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Montelukast allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Montelukast allergy?

Not allergy: Montelukast is relatively free of side effects and actually was approved as a category B drug. As time went on, a small % of people developed insomnia. mood changes, and even psychologic symptoms. However these are not allergies but idiosyncratic reactions. I have not seen a case of montelukast allergy but it is potentially possible as with all drugs. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take two 10 mg montelukast allergy pills in 24 hours? I took one at 7:00 this morning and I'm still sneezing and my nose is runny.

Is it safe to take two 10 mg montelukast allergy pills in 24 hours? I took one at 7:00 this morning and I'm still sneezing and my nose is runny.

Alternate: Montelukast works in only 50% of the people for congestion relief but has little effects on runny nose or sneezing. Consider a nasal steroid and/or antihistamine. There is no evidence that doubling up on the montelukast works better. ...Read more

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Is montelukast used for chronic asma & allergy?

Is montelukast used for chronic asma & allergy?

Yes: Sigulair (montelukast) is a leukotriene receptor antagonist used for the maintenance treatment of asthma and has the added benefit of relieving symptoms of seasonal allergies. In addition, montelukast is used for other conditions including exercise induced bronchospasm, AERD, and chronic urticaria (hives).This medication is NOT useful for the treatment of acute asthma attacks. ...Read more

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Side effects of singulair (montelukast) taken for allergies?

Side effects of singulair (montelukast) taken for allergies?

Pretty benign: Singulair (montelukast) is generally well tolerated. The biggest concern is that recent reports of psychiatric issues have been reported that would require stopping the medications. ...Read more

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I am taking montelukast for allergies and it is working well. Are there any long term side effects to taking that medication every day?

I am taking montelukast for allergies and it is working well. Are there any long term side effects to taking that medication every day?

Not known but: Very unlikely but short term known are respiratory infection, psychiatric things unknown, sinus congestion, fever headache, cough, sore throat but all rare. ...Read more

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Is Singulair (montelukast) as dangerous as Google makes it out to be? My Dr wanted me to try it for my allergies but I'm scared to after reading side effects listed!

Is Singulair (montelukast) as dangerous as Google makes it out to be? My Dr wanted me to try it for my allergies but I'm scared to after reading side effects listed!

No and yes: Singulair (montelukast) is widely considered to be exceedingly safe. 2% of the time or less, side effects such as dizziness, abdominal discomfort, liver stress, skin rash or weakness occur and it can worsen lung/respiratory/nasal disease about 1% of the time. NOT a rescue medication for asthma. Very rarely; it is reported to have unusual neuropsych effects (suicidal ideation, hallucination, agitation, etc) ...Read more

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I also wanted to know if I'm on singulair (montelukast) now does that mean I'm always going to have to be on it? Or if it's for allergies just during allergy season

I also wanted to know if I'm on singulair (montelukast) now does that mean I'm always going to have to be on it? Or if it's for allergies just during allergy season

DEPENDS: If you are having symptoms only during a certain time of the year, you may only need it during that period (note that it takes 2-3 weeks for it to reach optimal effectiveness). It also depends on whether you still have allergic inflammation during the rest of the year when you don't have any symptoms especially if it was Rxd for asthma. ...Read more

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Can you use singulair (montelukast) for your allergies?

Yes!: Singulair (montelukast) is one of many options for allergy treatment. Singulair (montelukast) is known as a leukotriene receptor antagonist. I know, not a great name. Well, it blocks leukotrienes that can cause itching, swelling, redness, etc. By doing so, singulair (montelukast) can reduce allergy symptoms, but it works best if you take it daily. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can singulair (montelukast) help with animal allergies?

Can singulair (montelukast) help with animal allergies?

No: Most animal allergies would require evaluation by an allergist and consideration for allergy shots. Singulair, (montelukast) at times, could help with symptoms of seasonal allergies. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink alcohol while taking singulair (montelukast) and alegra for allergies?

Is it ok to drink alcohol while taking singulair (montelukast) and alegra for allergies?

Alcohol: I would recommend that you not drink alcohol while on allegra. With singulair, (montelukast) the combination is less clear. If you can, not consuming alcohol is the safe way to go. ...Read more

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Does singulair (montelukast) help with food allergies?

Does singulair (montelukast) help with food allergies?

No: Singulair (montelukast) is indicated for asthma and can also have some effect on people with allergic rhinitis. This medication is no indicated for food allergies and will not stop a food allergy reaction should it occur. Epinephrine is the only medication that will stop a food allergy reaction and should be carried at all times if you have a confirmed allergy. ...Read more

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For allergy problem if I take montelukast will it create any problem as I am trying to conceive?

For allergy problem if I take montelukast will it create any problem as I am trying to conceive?

Not likely: Montelukast is a category b medication when it comes to pregnancy and breast feeding suggesting that there is no known harm to humans. I am not aware of a study specifically evaluating impact on conception. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take daily prescribed allergy medications like allegra and singulair (montelukast) with alcohol?

Is it okay to take daily prescribed allergy medications like allegra and singulair (montelukast) with alcohol?

Yes: There is no contraindication to drinking moderate amounts of alcohol and taking Allegra or singulair (montelukast). The emphasis is on moderate consumption, as anything more is deleterious to health in general and optimally no alcohol consumption is ideal to a healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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I was recently prescribed singulair (montelukast) for my allergies. I just wanted to know if it makes me restless because last night I could not sleep well.

Absolutely: Singulair (montelukast) can cause restlessness, moodiness, irritability, even suicidal ideas. Read the package insert. Not common, but it is possible. Contact your provider. ...Read more

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Flonase or singulair (montelukast) for one yr old's allergies? The pharmacist was very concerned about flonase.

Valid CONCERN: 1 year old, what alleriges you are talking about? Too little to be exposed to many things ifso see if can be avoided Flonase is steroid just renenber all medicines have side effects have 2nd opinion. I, m concerned too. ...Read more

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I have mild asthma and allergy and I am using singulair (montelukast) 1*1 and seretide diskus 500 1*2, symptoms are well controlled can I reduce the dose

I have mild asthma and allergy and I am using singulair (montelukast) 1*1 and seretide diskus 500 1*2, symptoms are well controlled can I reduce the dose

Need to see doctor: Check with your doctor who may test your lung function before trying to reduce the dose of your medication. In general, I do not use the 500 ug seretide for asthma control since the 250 ug one usually does the job ...Read more

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My 16 mth old has been on singulair (montelukast) for about 2 wkd for allergies and possible asthma. She keeps waking up at night with a horrible cough. Suggestions?

My 16 mth old has been on singulair (montelukast) for about 2 wkd for allergies and possible asthma. She keeps waking up at night with a horrible cough. Suggestions?

Cough in children: There are several things that could be going on. First is that the cough may actually be caused by the singulair (montelukast). Simply stop the medicine and see how she does. Could be her allergies are more than singulair (montelukast) can manage. You can try an anti-histamine like cetirizine. Could be completely unrelated and be reflux. A trial of zantac can sometimes help answer the question. ...Read more

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I have asthma on advair 100/50 2 x day and my dr just gave me singulair (montelukast). I can't sleep at night and my allergies are worse then ever. What should I do?

I have asthma on advair 100/50 2 x day and my dr just gave me singulair (montelukast). I can't sleep at night and my allergies are worse then ever. What should I do?

Singulair (montelukast): Occasionally people get insomnia from singulair (montelukast) especially when it is taken at night as instructed. Some have found relief by taking it in the morning instead. ...Read more

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What should I do for allergies if anti histamines don't work? I have persistent coughing but no other allergic reactions. I have tried alegra, claratin, and singulair (montelukast).

What should I do for allergies if anti histamines don't work? I have persistent coughing but no other allergic reactions. I have tried alegra, claratin, and singulair (montelukast).

You: You should see an allergist and make sure that the cause is allergy for which you may need another form of medication, asthma, or another cause of cough either reflux or an infectious process among the other sources for this process. ...Read more

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Allergies causing itching. Stopped singulair (montelukast) 2 days ago from dreams and took claritin. Itching started when I stopped singulair (montelukast). Singulair (montelukast) help itch?

Allergies causing itching. Stopped singulair (montelukast) 2 days ago from dreams and took claritin. Itching started when I stopped singulair (montelukast). Singulair (montelukast) help itch?

Partly?: Singulair (montelukast) is an immune-modulator, so it reduces the body's response to allergens and irritants, so not impossible to see an increase in allergic type symptoms. Talk to your dr. ...Read more

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Will singulair (montelukast) help prevent an asa allergy?

Can help symptoms: If you mean, does taking singulair (montelukast) help prevent symptoms from Aspirin sensitivity in people known to have this problem? Yes, it can. It doesn't always work, but sometimes it works beautifully for this. In one study in italy, 4 weeks of pre-medication with singulair (montelukast) blocked nasal symptoms nearly completely when Aspirin was taken. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/14982510. ...Read more

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My allergies are causing asthma. Not being able to breathe well causes anxiety. I'm on singulair (montelukast) and it's making the anxiety worse. What do I do?

Asthma: Please see your doctor, preferably your allergy/asthma specialist, to be placed on a much more appropriate therapy for your asthma. An inhaled controller medication would be a great start. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Montelukast (Definition)

Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a600014.html. ...Read more