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Montelukast Allergy In Children
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
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
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am taking montelukast for allergies and it is working well. Are there any long term side effects to taking that medication every day?
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
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
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
It's safe: It's safe. If it weren't safe, they wouldn't be allowed to sell it. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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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