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What is the treatment for singulair overdose?

What is the treatment for singulair overdose?

None usually needed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17934951 here's a reference to 3698 cases of singulair 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

Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
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Singulair (Definition)

In the form of a once daily pill. Read more about it on ...Read more


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What is the treatment for singulair overdose?

None usually needed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17934951 here's a reference to 3698 cases of singulair 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, 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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Please describe the medication: singulair?

Please describe the medication: singulair?

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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How long does it take for singulair to be effective?

How long does it take for singulair to be effective?

2: Singulair can be effective in as few as 2 hours. For patients with exercise induced asthma should take singulair 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. ...Read more

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

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

Difficult to answer: Unlike rescue inhalers which work very quickly, oral drugs like singulair 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 and don't be discouraged. Good Luck ...Read more

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

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

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

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

Prevention: Singulair 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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Montelukast (Definition)

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a600014.html. ...Read more


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more