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Is singulair (montelukast) safe to take during pregnancy?

Is singulair (montelukast) safe to take during pregnancy?

Montelukast in pregn: There are no studies available to indicate that the drug is safe during pregnancy. Montelukast should only be recommended in pregnancy when benefits outweigh risk. Suggest you see your Family Practitioner to help you decide this and to also assist you in finding safer alternative treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Dialysis Catheter Insertion (Definition)

A dialysis catheter is a conduit to access either the blood stream or the peritoneal cavity to enable to performance of dialysis. Hemodialysis catheters can be acute or temporary or chronic and in that case tunnelled under the skin. Peritoneal catheters are always tunnelled and enter the abdominal wall. Insertion is done with local anesthesia under ...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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Side effects of levocetrizine+montelukast?

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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Hi is it safe to take kalms with montelukast?

Kalms: Kalms is a natural sleep aid with the main ingredient being Valerian Root and unless allergic to Kalms it should be ok ...Read more

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Can singulair (montelukast) help with eczema?

Can singulair (montelukast) help with eczema?

Eczema and singulair (montelukast): If a person has atopic dermatitis in combination with allergies to a lot of things, singulair (montelukast) might help, . ...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?

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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How long does it take for singulair (montelukast) to act?

1 to 30 days: Interestingly, Singulair (montelukast) can have a first dose effect and start working on the first day, or, it can take up to about 30 days to notice an effect. If there has been no change in symptoms within 1 month, it is unlikely that additional doses are necessary. ...Read more

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What are some singulair (montelukast) withdrawal symptoms?

What are some singulair (montelukast) withdrawal symptoms?

Worse asthma!: If you stop your singulair, (montelukast) your asthma could worsen -- and that could be very bad. Please discuss any medication changes with your physician before doing them. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for singulair (montelukast) overdose?

What is the treatment for singulair (montelukast) overdose?

None usually needed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17934951 here's a reference to 3698 cases of singulair (montelukast) overdose in a 5 year period in texas from 2000-2005. Children ingested up to 536mg with at most "minor effect." the authors conclude overdoses can probably be managed at home. If the dose ingested is on the high side, you still may want to take action just to be safe. Most high ingestions did go to hospital. ...Read more

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What does singulair (montelukast) do? Can it break up mucus?

Treat Asthma/Allergy: Yes it can help with mucus. Singulair (montelukast sodium, msd), is a selective orally active leukotriene receptor antagonist that specifically inhibits the cysteinyl leukotriene cyslt1 receptor. In asthma, leukotriene-mediated effects include a number of airway actions, including bronchoconstriction, mucous secretion, vascular permeability, and eosinophil recruitment. ...Read more

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Is domperidone (vomistop) safe in pregnancy? Can it contribute if taken in early pregnancy in sever skeletal dysplasia?

Is domperidone (vomistop) safe in pregnancy? Can it contribute if taken in early pregnancy in sever skeletal dysplasia?

Safety unknown: The safety of domperidone in pregnancy remains unknown. In a prospective study,120 1st- trimester pregnant women taking domperidone were compared against 212 age-matched pregnant women not exposed to any potential teratogenic agent. There were three babies born with malformations in each group. Pending more data, its not worth risking your child. Ref: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23445139 ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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