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Singulair is a lung agent.
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
Singulair is a lung agent.
Asthma / allergy med: In the form of a once daily pill. Read more about it on drugs. Com or similar websites. ...Read more
What reason might a doc prescribe singulair (montelukast) at dosing for >6yo for a smaller than avg. 3y.O.?
Dose per weight: In general pediatric medications are dosed based on a child's weight, this enhances the likelihood that the dose will be safe for a child's metabolism. Singulair (montelukast) dosing recommendations, from the manufacturer, are based on age and your doc may have suggested the higher dose due to size or severity of symptoms. ...Read more
Is it ok to take primatene tablets? I have really bad allergies and was prescribed singulair (montelukast) two years ago. Zyrtec does not help me. Symptoms persist and now I also have chest tightness and I squeek when I breathe at night.
I: I thought that was off the market. No-you should see a doctor and get appropriate medications. ...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
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Mildly sensitive to nsaids in the form of 2-3 hives. Will taking singulair (montelukast) prevent risk of reaction and allow me to safely use nsaids again? No asthma
Is it dangerous to suddenly stop taking singulair (montelukast)? I will run out in 6 weeks, and it doesn't look like i'll be able to get an appointment in time.
There's no warning: There is no warning of danger in abruptly stopping singulair (montelukast) - so don't be afraid. But, if you are really pleased with its' performance and really want to continue, i'd hope the physician's office could call-in a short extension without an appointment. If the pharmacist is familiar with you & the physician, they might provide enough to span until your appointment. It's worth inquiring, right? ...Read more
Non-toxic but...: While every medication has benefits and side effects, the benefits of advair (combination inhaler) and singulair (montelukast) (leukotriene tablet) outweigh the risks when treating serious conditions such as asthma. Long term studies have shown a small affect on rate of growth in pediatric patients for medications containing steroids (advair) but not singulair (montelukast). An allergist can review these issues in detail. ...Read more
Usually none: The list of possible side effects for singulair (montelukast) is long, but most are the same symptoms kids get all the time from common illnesses, meaning kids got sick while testing the medication: headache, flu-like symptoms, stomach ache, cough, dizziness, fatigue, decreased appetite, rash, fever, itching, hives, ear infections, colds, anxiety, restlessness, tremor, sleep issues. Rarely, serious ones happen. ...Read more
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
2 hours: Singular can begin having a positive effect within 2 hours. ...Read more
Are there any longterm effects of using singulair (montelukast) and zyrtec daily? Both perscribed and I have had no syptoms of asthma for the last 1-2years.
Fantastic!: No, there are no long term problems with using both of these on a daily basis. They are doing exactly what we want them to - no ER visits or hospitalizations, no need for oral or IV steroids to keep your asthma controlled. Keep up the good work and make sure to exercise your lungs as well to build up their capacity and good health! Flu shots will be available in about 2 months for this season.... ...Read more
Cyclic horrible bark cough q 3 wks. On ppi, asthma inhalers, and singulair (montelukast). Nothing works except prednisone but I can't take that life long. Desperate?
Post-nasal drip?: When treating a chronic cough, you must treat every possible contributor to the cough or it won't resolve. Post-nasal drip or any sinus condition can result in bronchospasm and, thus, the cough. Perhaps you need to add a nasal steroid spray to your regimen in addition to a steroid inhaler and your other meds. You may need a very slow steroid taper to get to the lowest possible effective dose. ...Read more
I'm taking vitamin D3 B12 pristiq (desvenlafaxine) singulair and chondroition and am breaking out in hives at times could there be a interaction between these?
Hives: Could be caused by medication, environmental allergies, exposure to cold, or for no reason just to name a few possibilities.. Only with an exam and testing would you get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Can singulair, (montelukast) advair, albuterol, claritin, flonase, omeprazole, simvastatin in combination cause calf and leg cramps? Brand new asthma diagnosis.
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
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
My daughter is on singulair Benadryl (diphenhydramine) albuterol triaminic, is this too many meds?
Why so many?: If your kid is being treated for asthma, I would find the benedryl & triaminic a problem. They both have a tendency to thicken mucous secretions as a side effect. This does not help in asthmatics who have problems with thickened mucous anyway. The singulair (montelukast) has benefits for allergies & asthma, so I think you could discuss this collection of meds with your doc & eliminate some. ...Read more
Scared! Accidently took 2 generic pills of singulair (montelukast) 10mg each within seconds of eachother. Called poison control & they said it was ok. Will I be ok?
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