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Is it okay to take daily prescribed allergy medications like allegra and singulair (montelukast) with alcohol?
Relatively: If you drink responsibly.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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Complicated: I don't think in an asthmatic patient there is a contraindication of being on singulair (montelukast) and terbutaline, they work by different pathways. However, I do see that in your hx you have high blood pressure and not sure whether terbutaline is a good choice if you have asthma. ...Read more
None: That we know of, as it doesn't cause dependance ...Read more
Yes: Yes with no major concernsGet a more detailed answer ›
No: don't do it again. Max dose is 20mg/24 hours ...Read more
Advair is an inhaled medication containing an inhaled steroid and a long acting beta agonist. This is used for asthma and COPD
Singulair is a pill and is a leukotriene antagonist developed for use in asthma and allergies. Unfortunately, in my experience, Many patients are on singulair and I really have never seen a benefit. ...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
Should I stop taking singulair (montelukast) because one of the side effects is really bothering me?
Maybe: Anytime medications are taken, the side effects must be balanced against the benefits. This should be discussed with the prescribing physician. ...Read more
How long does singulair/montelukast take to start kicking in and what are the side effects of daily use?
My daughter 9years old ran out of Singulair (montelukast). Can I divide my 10 mg pill in half and give it to her?
Not a good idea: You need your medication, please call her doctor and get her script filled. ...Read more
My daughter just accidentally took a second dose of singulair (montelukast) 5mg within an hour of the first. Should we be worried? She is 8.
No harm done: One extra dose of Singulair (montelukast) should have no harmful side effects. Singulair (montelukast) has a wide safety margin so your daughter should have no ill effects. But it is a good opportunity for you to discuss the importance of proper dosing and the possible serious effects of taking too many pills or taking the wrong medication. She is old enough. ...Read more
If you gave a 8yo 5mg singulair (montelukast) accidentally, vs. 4mg, is it no big deal? (The 5s are the younger sib's- sitter error). Why do they come so close?
No big deal: Singulair (montelukast) is a very safe drug. I have been using it many years in practice. The dosing I have always found curious myself, dosing the 4 vs 5 mg. I welcome other Healthtap docs who know the specifics, but in general dosing is based upon the studies that the drug company utilizes to submit for FDA approval. I would just switch them both to 5 mg, for simplicity. ...Read more
Can singulair (montelukast) cause mental illness in children? I have a strong history of mental illness in family and am scared it will trigger something in my son
Usually no: We used to think singulair (montelukast) was a "magic bullet", having no side effects or issues. However, we've found that there can be subtle personality changes and sleep disturbance, with thought issues and nightmares. However, these effects are very subtle, and are not linked with any clear mental illness. ...Read more
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