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I took singulair (montelukast) for the third day now. It seems to be helping but I had stomach pain last night. Will this side effect subside? About how long do side effects last? Or should I quit taking it?

I took singulair (montelukast) for the third day now. It seems to be helping but I had stomach pain last night. Will this side effect subside? About how long do side effects last? Or should I quit taking it?

Singulair (montelukast): In my experience singulair (montelukast) has been very well tolerated and I'm unaware of it being tough on the stomach. You could retry taking it when your stomach is back to normal to see whether the same discomfort recurs. If you're taking other medications like antibiotics, mucus looseners, cough syrups or bronchodilators, perhaps one of them was responsible for your stomach distress. ...Read more

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Is singulair (montelukast) effective by itself?

Is singulair (montelukast) effective by itself?

Yes: Montelukast is effective as a "controller" medication in mild asthma and also is approved by the fda for allergic rhinitis (hay fever). It may be used alone or with other allergy/asthma medications. All ashtmatics should have a "reliever inhaler" in addition to their controller medication. ...Read more

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Best time to take Singulair (montelukast) oral 10mg?

Pharmacist: Since it's a once a day medication it may not matter what time you take it as long as it's the same time each day. Your pharmacist can advise you about dosing as he/she has access to all the information about medications. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: singulair (montelukast)?

Asthma / allergy med: In the form of a once daily pill. Read more about it on drugs.Com or similar websites. ...Read more

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Can you die from taking too much singulair (montelukast)? 

Maybe.: Overdoses of Singulair (montelukast) are rare. The outcome depends on multiple factors, like what other meds you take, and any medical problems you may have. Don't do it. If you are thinking about doing this, please don't! You will hurt not only yourself, but everyone who matters to you. See www.suicide.org for the number of a hot line in your location. If you have taken a lot, call 911 or Poison Control! ...Read more

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What to do if i od'd on singulair (montelukast) medication?

Call poison control : at 1-800-222-1222 or go to the Emergency Room. ...Read more

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Can taking singulair (montelukast) once a day stunt my growth?

No: I'm unable to find any data demonstrating that singulair (montelukast) negatively impacts growth. We see kids on this medication quite a bit. The growth issues for kids with asthma are related to the concomitant use of chronic oral corticosteroids and rarely the inhaled ones also. Chronic illness will impair growth, but if singulair (montelukast) keeps asthma in check it shouldn't be a growth concern by itself. ...Read more

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

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

2: Singulair (montelukast) can be effective in as few as 2 hours. For patients with exercise induced asthma should take singulair (montelukast) at least 2 hours before exercise to be able to feel the effect of the medication. Because of the inflammatory nature of asthma in most other cases it can take several days to achieve full benefit of the singulair (montelukast). ...Read more

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