Montelukast

What is Montelukast?

It is a leukotriene receptor antagonist (LTRA) used for the maintenance treatment of asthma and to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies.

Questions and answers on "Montelukast"

A doctor prescribed me Montelukast but I'm afraid of side effects. I have allergies and I produce a lot of mucus after I get up, I also have post nasal dripping.During the day while I'm working I'm fine most of the time.I use the inhaler once in the morning if I need it.This time of the year is bad for me.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Post nasal drip

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to healthcare magic and thanks for putting up the query
Montelukast is a safe drug..very effective for allergies. You can take it.
My advice is you should get a x-ray paranasal sinuses done to diagnose the pathology. The further treatment...

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Can I take Montair LC for cold, cough, sneezing and red eyes? I am 40 yr female

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Brief Answer:
yes, you can take this.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on HCM.
Montair LC is having montelukast and levocetrizine.
Montelukast is antiallergic and levocetrizine is antihistamine.
And both can be taken in cold, sneezing ,cough and red eyes.
Basically your symptoms are...

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I have swollen lips, itching eyes and face somewhat swollen. Symptoms come and go. I can't seem to pin point the cause. Sometimes I have a sore tongue.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Possibility of allergic etiology is more likely.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
All your symptoms are suggestive of allergic etiology.
So get done
1. CBC (complete blood count)
2. Serum histamine levels
3. Serum IgE...

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Hi, How do I deal with allergies caused due to the slightest of weather change. symptoms, sneezing numerous times and my nose itches. Thank you!

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Tab. Montelukast.

Detailed Answer:
Hello, XXXXXXX
Thanks for posting a query.
I suggest you to take TAB. MONTELUKAST 1 tablet daily for 5 to 10 days during the acute allergy episodes.
Any query do follow up.
Take care....

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I am 38 years old man I have allergy to weather /temperature Change, dust, grass etc and have been diagnosed with allergic rhynitis is it advisable to take allegra 180 with montelukast every night for 6 months or more? While I'm taking allegra I don't have running nose, cold like symptoms and headaches but when I stop taking it they come back

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No need to worry for long term use. These are safe drugs.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Yes, you can take Allegra and montelukast for long periods.
Allegra is having fexofenadine. It is non sedative, newer,...

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Hi! I have Hashimotos Hypothyroidism and this past year I have developed horrible itchy hives. They go in streaks on my arms, stomach, backside, neck, etc. Tonight I have taken two Benadryl, a Montelukast 10 mg, and rubbed cortizone 10 cream where it itches and I am still not feeling any relief. What should I do? Thank you so much for helping me!!! XXXXXXX
I also forgot to mention that my allergist wants me to try allergy shots however I have to be two weeks symptom free - but I can't seem to get two weeks symptom free.


doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Try Fexofenadine, eliminate other medications and use a face mask.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

I suggest that you try Fexofenadine in combination with Montelukast. These two drugs are given in combination and work wonderfully together. I suggest that you
analyze the medications that you...

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For the last several days, I've had watery BMs with what looks like phlegm, not much solid . At times it leaks out after a cough or sneeze. I had a colonoscopy three months ago with a few polyps which were removed and were ok. I take levothyroxine137mcg, montelukast sod 10mg, pristiq er 50mg, losartan potassium 50mg, loratadine 10mg.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Tests of stool and thyroid - course of an antibiotic, Metro, Probiotics

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query and an elucidate history.
To recapitulate: Female/70 - watery BMs with what looks like phlegm - not much solid - several days - leaks on cough or a sneeze - few OK...

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I have been taking Montelukast sod 10 mg for about 3 weeks. I have always been a good sleeper and now all of a sudden I can't sleep. I might go 24 hours without sleep and then sleep for two hours. Today I started crying for no reason at all and everything seems to bring on the water works. I am not normally a tearful person. Is it the drug?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Explained

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

Hallucinations, altered sleep, insomnia, irritability, restlessness are common side effects reported with montelukast use. You can stop the medication to see for improvement or you can take an additional...

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I have unanticipated sporadic swelling of last digit of fingers, lips, testicles, eyes and tongue(mostly only one side) for the past 18 years. I've been diagnosed with acute angioedema, had blood tested, prescribed different medications, none of which seemed to help. None of this except the tongue swelling bothers me too much. Is there anything new in treatment?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Take montelukast and fexofenadine combination.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
I gave gone through medication list you have tried.
You have tried only antihistamine drugs.
Now a days anti allergic drug, montelukast is...

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I was rx'd Montelukast Sodium 10 mg QD, total 30 tabs x 2 refills. I am allergic to cigarette smoke and was having problems with my eyes. After taking this medication, I "checked" out mentally. I don't know what caused this, but "waking up" I found several days had passed. Only 4 tabs were taken over 4 days.

Is this side effect common??? This might be considered dangerous to people.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I will say stop and report this to your doctor!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this experience using montelukast. This is not a recognized side effect of this medication. However, I find it particularly severe and requires that...

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