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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 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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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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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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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 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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How to tell if singulair (montelukast) works for me?

How to tell if singulair (montelukast) works for me?

Therapeutic trial: Singulair (montelukast) is indicated for treatment of asthma and nasal allergies. As with all drugs, some people respond better than others. A trial of 1 month is a reasonable period to see if this medication is effective for you. ...Read more

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Can I take singulair (montelukast) and terbutaline 2.5?

Can I take singulair (montelukast) and terbutaline 2.5?

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

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What are symptoms of singulair (montelukast) withdrawal?

What are symptoms of singulair (montelukast) withdrawal?

None: That we know of, as it doesn't cause dependance ...Read more

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Can singulair (montelukast) for kids work straight away?

Yes: Singulair or montelukast starts to work within one hour of taking a dose. However, for asthma it will start to work quickly but it will not reach the maximum anti inflammatory effect for 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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Could singulair (montelukast) for kids work straight away?

Could singulair (montelukast) for kids work straight away?

Pls see answer: Singulair (montelukast) is not a quick acting medication. If your child has asthma and has symptoms of asthma, typically albuterol inhaler with a spacer device is used to quickly relieve symptoms.
Singulair (montelukast) may take days to weeks to be effective. ...Read more

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Is here a difference between singulair (montelukast) and advair?

Yes: 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

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What are the side effects of singulair (montelukast) in children?

What are the side effects of singulair (montelukast) in children?

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

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What conditions can singulair (montelukast) and alavert be used for?

Allergies and Asthma: Singulair (montelukast) was first approved for the treatment of asthma, but was later found to effective and was approved for the the treatment of allergic rhinitis. Alavert, or loratidine is an antihistamine used for treating allergies. ...Read more

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Is here a difference between singulair (montelukast) chewables and advair?

Is here a difference between singulair (montelukast) chewables and advair?

Yes: They have totally different mechanisms. In general, advair is indicated for more difficult to treat asthma. Singulair (montelukast) is effective, but less so. ...Read more

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Is it okay to give singulair (montelukast) to my child? He is seven years old.

Is it okay to give singulair (montelukast) to my child? He is seven years old.

Depends: If your child was evaluated by your doc and this was prescribed, it is an approved and reasonable prescription medication. If you have some left over from another kid or yourself, it is not appropriate for random use. ...Read more

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Is taking qvar and singulair (montelukast) together generally considered safe?

Is taking qvar and singulair (montelukast) together generally considered safe?

Asthma control: Yes, it is safe to take the 2 medications together. Qvar and singulair (montelukast) are often used as "controller" medications for asthma. Hopefully by using them concurrently, you will have to use your bronchodilator (such as albuterol or xopenex) less often. ...Read more

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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

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How long does singulair/montelukast take to start kicking in and what are the side effects of daily use?

How long does singulair/montelukast take to start kicking in and what are the side effects of daily use?

StartWorkingRtAway: It start working right away.
Less Common Sd Effect
Stomach pain
headache
sweating
weakness&tiredness
tightness in chest
shorness of breath
bloody nose
joint pain
flu like symptoms
But it is very well tolerated ...Read more

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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.

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

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If you gave an 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

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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

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

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