Singulair (montelukast) is safe for daily maintenance to avoid asthma?

Yes. Singulair (montelukast) is very safe. In the original studies done to gain fda approval, when a medication is given in varying doses to determine both safety and efficacy, there were no observed side effects at 900 times the 10mg dose that was shown to be maximally effective for asthma. The bigger question for your doctor or allergist is whether singulair (montelukast) alone is adequate to treat your asthma.
Yes... Singular is safe to take daily to prevent an asthma exacerbation. It will not cure asthma but may lead to less exacerbations.
Singular. Yes it is safe but you also need to use inhaled steroids to control bronchial asthma.

Related Questions

Do I need to add maintenance and rescue steroids to singulair (montelukast) if I've never had an acute asthma attack but have uncomfortable breathing on exertion?

Maybe. Maybe.But your doctor needs to examine you and determine specifically why you are uncomfortable with exercise.Wheezing is possible, but there may be other causes and the treatments vary depending upon the problem. Read more...
Asthma. Did your doctor test you for asthma and confirmed the diagnosis? If so, i would follow the instruction for the inhalers since ~5, 000 people die from asthma attacks and ~500, 000 hospitalizations yearly. Read more...
Workup/mgt. It would be helpful to have more information, but if the only trigger is exercise related, taking albuterol 10 mins pre exercise and repeating it during/after the exercise as needed is advised. The use of steroids is based on the symptoms and frequency. If you have frequent symptoms during the week at rest/ at night, inhaled steroids are generally recommended. Avoid smoke/flu shot recommended. Read more...

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...

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...

Singulair (montelukast) pill ok for adult asthma?

Yes. Singulair (montelukast) is often added to an exixting regimen of controller and rescue inhalers. On occasion, this may be used as monotherapy but it appears more effective when used with other drugs. Read more...

I am taking singulair (montelukast) for my asthma everyday. Can I still put on my asthma machine?

No relation. Singulair (montelukast) acts as a suppressor / preventer for your asthma / allergies, it does not impact your other breakthrough or preventer meds at all. Use your mdi(s) and/or nebulizer as prescribed by your dr. Read more...
Yes you may. If your asthma is acting up, you can nebulize with albuterol. If you need it more than twice a week, your asthma is not under good control. You should be taking a stronger controller medication than the singulair (montelukast). Schedule an evaluation with your doctor so together you can work out a plan for daily medication. If symptom triggers are unknown then, ask your doctor to refer you to an allergist. Read more...

Is singulair (montelukast) only for asthma? I was prescribed it but don't think I have asthma. When I exercise I actually feel like I can breathe better.

Asthma and rhinitis. If you can breathe better during exercise, you likely have exercise-induced asthma which is helped by Singulair (montelukast). Singulair (montelukast) is also effective in reducing nasal congestion in about 50% of those treated (in my own experience) and particularly effective in controlling nasal polyps linked to aspirin sensitivity. It has been used to control chronic hives but the data is a little shaky there. Read more...