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Child suffering with asthma, takes levolin and seroflow pump during attack, prescribed telekast. Side effects?

my 8 yr old son is suffring from astma. When he gets attach we give him levoline and seroflow pump as per dr suggestion. Now dr suggests us to give him half telekast l tablet every day. I am affraid about the side effects. Generally he gets cold and cough in 2,3 months. He has suffred with astma attach for 3 -5 times in last 2 years. Pl suggest
Asked On : Thu, 23 Aug 2012
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Pediatrician, Cardiology 's  Response
As you have mentioned your son is suffering from Intermittent asthma. Management of this condition is inhalational bronchodilator ( levolin or seroflow) as and when required. Montelukast is actually used in treatment of persistent asthma ( attack more than one time a wk), sometimes physicians prescribe it in intermittent attack also because it reduces bronchial reactivity. Side effects of montelukast are very few like restlessness, irritability etc.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramakant's  Response
Dear customer,

The telekast contains monteleukast and is a mast cell stablizer and is a good drug for the prevention of asthma on a long term basis.

Once the bronchial asthma develops the patient becomes more susceptible to infection and wheezing.Its better that to decrease the acute attack you give this drug as well as a preventive measure.

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