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What does advair and singulair (montelukast) do?

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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Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
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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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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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Can you tell me about drugs like advair, singulair, (montelukast) viagra..etc..why are they advertised. what drugs aren't?

Lawyers: Basically it used to be unlawful and considered bad form to advertise medication to the public. Pharmaceutical companies, advertisers, etc., went to court and lobbied state & federal governments to eliminate these limitations. Any drug can be advertised- but you want to get a return on your advertising dollar, so more likely it will be an expensive drug that has less expensive competitors. ...Read more

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My son has asthma is taking advair and singulair (montelukast) daily. Is there anything else that i can do to improve his asthma?

My son has asthma is taking advair and singulair (montelukast) daily. Is there anything else that i can do to improve his asthma?

See an allergist: Identifying and avoiding triggers can also help. See an allergist for testing. Allergy shots can be beneficial for allergic asthmatics. Patients with moderate to severe asthma who are allergic to year-round allergens and who do not experience control with the usual medications may be candidates for xolair injections. ...Read more

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What is the toxicity of advair and singulair (montelukast) usage in long term asthma treatment?

What is the toxicity of advair and singulair (montelukast) usage in long term asthma treatment?

Non-toxic but...: While every medication has benefits and side effects, the benefits of advair (combination inhaler) and singulair (montelukast) (leukotriene tablet) outweigh the risks when treating serious conditions such as asthma. Long term studies have shown a small affect on rate of growth in pediatric patients for medications containing steroids (advair) but not singulair (montelukast). An allergist can review these issues in detail. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take theanine serene w/ relora along with advair & singulair (montelukast) (asthma medications)?

Is it safe to take theanine serene w/ relora along with advair & singulair (montelukast) (asthma medications)?

Possibly not: Theanine serene may reduce the effectiveness of one of the components of advair, as well as albuterol, if you are taking that as well. It is best to discuss these possible interactions with your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Last night coughed up pink mucous. Peak flow 400 yestrdy 600 today i am on singulair (montelukast). Can't use advair. Lungs very reactiv pk flw up and dwn worry?

Last night coughed up pink mucous. Peak flow 400 yestrdy 600 today i am on singulair (montelukast). Can't use advair. Lungs very reactiv pk flw up and dwn worry?

Worry!: Yes, you should worry. Please get an appointment ASAP with the doctor looking after your lungs. If there is a big backlog in that clinic please go to the nearest emergency facility. Wish you well. ...Read more

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I have asthma on advair 100/50 2 x day and my dr just gave me singulair (montelukast). I can't sleep at night and my allergies are worse then ever. What should I do?

I have asthma  on advair 100/50 2 x day and my dr just gave me singulair (montelukast). I can't sleep at night and my allergies are worse then ever. What should I do?

Singulair (montelukast): Occasionally people get insomnia from singulair (montelukast) especially when it is taken at night as instructed. Some have found relief by taking it in the morning instead. ...Read more

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Does using the advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) and the singulair tablet cause cold symptoms to be worse?

No: There is no medication in advair or singulair (montelukast) which should make "cold" symptoms worse. Actually the singulair (montelukast) should reduce the inncreased mucus and airway narrowing cuased by "colds" and advair should decrease the asthma symptoms caused by "colds.". ...Read more

Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
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