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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Does using Montek LC is safe?,was using Asthalin.

Hi Doc, I have been using Asthalin inhaler for about 20 years now. I used to use it once a week or 10 days or on emergency. But for the past two years the number of times I get breathing difficulty have increased and am was using Asthalin once every 1- 2 days. Very recently I am forced to use it repeatedly at least 4-5 times a day for the past 3-4 months. I have been also having cold and cough for the past 3 weeks now. One doctor suggested that I start using Montek LC everyday. 2 tabs a day. I am worried if it would have any side effects. Should I continue using Montek LC forever or should I stop it after I get relief?
Sat, 7 Jun 2014
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Hi,I had gone through your query and understand your concern.
Brief answer:Montek LC may be helpful as a controller drug depending on severity.But you need not to continue it forever.

Detailed answer:Your history implies that your asthma is not under good control over few months.
If I were treating your treating physician,I would advise inhaled corticosteroid for prevention as well as control of asthma attack and asthalin inhaler as required which gives you acute relief.I would also advise you to avoid triggers like cold,dust and other allergens so far it is possible.

So my suggestion is: Please contact with a respiratory specialist to confirm the steps of asthma control and to get treatment accordingly.

Hope this helps you.If you have any additional questions or follow up queries,please do not hesitate to write us.

Wish you good health.

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