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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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Montelukast (Definition)

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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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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: Singulair is a tablet containing montelukast, a leukotriene modifier, that helps to reduce asthma inflammation. Advair is an inhaler that contains fluticasone (a steroid) and salmeterol (a beta-agonist). Advair decreases inflammation with the inhaled steroid and helps open the airways with the bronchodilator/ beta-agonist. Advair is for more severe asthma than singulair. ...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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Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
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Singulair (Definition)

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