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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?

Not in my opinion: I have seen 100's of patients on singular and I can't tell it does much at all. I think if you're going to be on a drug in this class for asthma, zyflo is a much better choice. ...Read more

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

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)?

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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Can singulair (montelukast) be replaced with generics like myteka?

Can singulair (montelukast) be replaced with generics like myteka?

Yes: Myteka is also montelukast, and like Singulair, comes in 4mg packets or chewables, 5 mg chewables, and 10 mg tablets. Generics have approximately the same effects as the name brand... because the rules usually don't require generics to be 100% identical in effects compared to the original brand name product. ...Read more

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What happens to my body if i double dosed on singulair (montelukast)?

Nothing spectacular: Hoping it is only a double dosing, you can sleep it off. If not the case, then better to pay a visit to the er and get evaluated. ...Read more

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Can i take singulair (montelukast) and alkazellter night time together?

Should use caution: Avoid taking MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine) during treatment with this medication. Since Singulair (montelukast) is a leukotriene inhibitor, it does not constitute a contraindication but call your doctor if you experience any untoward reaction with their concomitant use. ...Read more

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Why does the dr. Wants me to take Singulair (montelukast) before bedtime?

Prevention: Singulair (montelukast) is used as a maintenance medication to prevent flares of asthma. If you are not sure of a prescription that a doctor writes for you, you should ask the doctor to explain it to you at the appointment. That way you both are on the same page, and can avoid errors. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for singulair (montelukast) to begin working?

How long does it usually take for singulair (montelukast) to begin working?

Difficult to answer: Unlike rescue inhalers which work very quickly, oral drugs like singulair (montelukast) do take awhile. It would not be a very good substitute for a rescue inhaler because of this. Continue your other medications while taking singulair (montelukast) and don't be discouraged. Good Luck ...Read more

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I think I took too much singulair, (montelukast) what do I do so I won't overdose?

I think I took too much singulair, (montelukast) what do I do so I won't overdose?

10mg a day: Is the usual dose but studies have used doses as high as 900mg a day for a week without any adverse consequences. Post marketing surveillance has seen overdoses as high as 1000mg in adults and kids without adverse events. ...Read more

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What does advair and singulair (montelukast) do?

Asthma and Allergies: Advair is a combination drug that treats the lungs by relaxing the muscles around the tubes inside the lungs, inhibits allergic responses inside the cells, and reduces the inflammation inside the lungs. Advair is used to treat asthma and copd. Singulair (montelukast) blocks other types of allergic responses and is used to treat seasonal allergies and asthma. ...Read more

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Is symbicort and singulair making me gain weight?

Is symbicort and singulair making me gain weight?

No: Now watch what you eat. Eat healthy and exercise as you tolerate 1 hour per day. Your breathing issues may limit your exercise ...Read more

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