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After stopping singulair (for allergic rhinitis)do u immediately get the symptoms back? Or it takes time until the symptoms return>?

After stopping singulair (for allergic rhinitis)do u immediately get the symptoms back? Or it takes time until the symptoms return>?

"Rebound??? ": Your question is unclear...Symptoms may come back (rebound) and the time differs from case to case. This rebound usually comes less than a week after stopping the medication!
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Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
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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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Was prescribed advair and also taking zertec and singulair is it fine if in taking all them together? Should I stop the inhailer

Was prescribed advair and also taking zertec and singulair is it fine if in taking all them together? Should I stop the inhailer

Okay to take all: These medications each work differently and together to help control allergic type asthma. You should discuss the inhaler with your doctor, and may be able to switch to one that only has an inhaled corticosteroid, but do not stop using it on your own. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to suddenly stop taking singulair (montelukast)? I will run out in 6 weeks, and it doesn't look like i'll be able to get an appointment in time.

Is it dangerous to suddenly stop taking singulair (montelukast)? I will run out in 6 weeks, and it doesn't look like i'll be able to get an appointment in time.

There's no warning: There is no warning of danger in abruptly stopping singulair (montelukast) - so don't be afraid. But, if you are really pleased with its' performance and really want to continue, i'd hope the physician's office could call-in a short extension without an appointment. If the pharmacist is familiar with you & the physician, they might provide enough to span until your appointment. It's worth inquiring, right? ...Read more

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Stop smoking almost 2 trs ago when I exercoze my lungs hurt as I relax it goes away have asthma after I stop smoking take abuterol 4mg, singulair, advai?

Stop smoking almost 2 trs ago when I exercoze my lungs hurt as I relax it goes away have asthma after I stop smoking take abuterol 4mg, singulair, advai?

Lifestyle change: Avoid all milk products since the milk protein causes respiratory tract inflammation. Also avoid grains, lentils. Consume veggies, flesh foods, olive oil.

Getting 30 -45 min of sunshine at noon daily or taking vitamin D3 10, 000 IU/day and taking a good probiotic (not yogurt) help reduce inflammation

Yoga breathing exercises 10-30 min/day help too.

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I'm asthmatic. I'm taking singulair (montelukast) and Seretide for treatment. When I stop using Singulair (montelukast) for 2-3 days I get heartburn and difficulty in swallowing?

I'm asthmatic. I'm taking singulair (montelukast) and Seretide for treatment. When I stop using Singulair (montelukast) for 2-3 days I get heartburn and difficulty in swallowing?

?: Kind of strange, would be because-of, not the opposite, at any rate, keep using it if no other side effects, and tell your doctor about it ...Read more

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I'm having an allergy attack. I'm already prescribed Zyrtec and Singulair and still can't stop sneezing. Can I take Benadryl with these 2 meds and go to bed?

I'm having an allergy attack. I'm already prescribed Zyrtec and Singulair and still can't stop sneezing. Can I take Benadryl with these 2 meds and go to bed?

Allergy meds: Yes - there should be no reaction with the singulair and maybe a slight reaction (increased somnolence)the the zyrtec but since you are heading to bed that isn't an issue. You might want to double the dose of Zyrtec going forward as the 20 mg dose was actually better when the drug was being developed. ...Read more

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How to I stop post nasal drip from aggravating my lungs & giving me asthma symptoms? I started Flonase & singulair (montelukast) and the mucus is still coming.

How to I stop post nasal drip from aggravating my lungs & giving me asthma symptoms? I started Flonase & singulair (montelukast) and the mucus is still coming.

Post Nasal Drip: An anticholinergic or antihistamine nasal spray may be useful at this point. Be sure you have given the others adequate time to work and discuss with the doctor who is prescribing these medications. ...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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Best time to take Singulair (montelukast) oral 10mg?

Best time to take Singulair (montelukast) oral 10mg?

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

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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 to do if I od'd on singulair (montelukast) medication?

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

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Can taking singulair (montelukast) once a day stunt my growth?

No: I'm unable to find any data demonstrating that singulair (montelukast) negatively impacts growth. We see kids on this medication quite a bit. The growth issues for kids with asthma are related to the concomitant use of chronic oral corticosteroids and rarely the inhaled ones also. Chronic illness will impair growth, but if singulair (montelukast) keeps asthma in check it shouldn't be a growth concern by itself. ...Read more

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How long does it take for singulair (montelukast) to be effective?

How long does it take for singulair (montelukast) to be effective?

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

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Can singulair (montelukast) be replaced with generics like myteka?

Can singulair (montelukast) be replaced with generics like myteka?

Yes: Myteka is also montelukast, and like Singulair, comes in 4mg packets or chewables, 5 mg chewables, and 10 mg tablets. Generics have approximately the same effects as the name brand... because the rules usually don't require generics to be 100% identical in effects compared to the original brand name product. ...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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Can I take singulair (montelukast) and alkazellter night time together?

Should use caution: Avoid taking MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine) during treatment with this medication. Since Singulair (montelukast) is a leukotriene inhibitor, it does not constitute a contraindication but call your doctor if you experience any untoward reaction with their concomitant use. ...Read more

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

Prevention: Singulair (montelukast) 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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How long does it usually take for singulair (montelukast) to begin working?

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

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

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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