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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

Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
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Montelukast (Definition)

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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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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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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 happens to my body if I double dosed on singulair (montelukast)?

Nothing spectacular: Hoping it is only a double dosing, you can sleep it off. If not the case, then better to pay a visit to the er and get evaluated. ...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?

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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Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
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