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Forum Name: Asthma

Question: Singulair (montelukast sodium) and allergy testing


 Laurie - Thu Apr 24, 2003 11:34 am

I take Singulair (Montelukast Sodium)once a day, just recently heard that it is given for Allergy symptoms. I had scratch tests done a few months back and was told to continue taking all my meds for treating asthma which includes serevent and flovent twice a day and when needed albuteral and the Singulair.
My question could taking the Singulair effected the outcome of my scratch tests?? Everything I tested for came back negative, now the doctor is questioning whether I have asthma at all???

Laurie
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Mon Dec 01, 2003 11:51 am

User avatar Laurie,
Singulair is a selective leukotriene receptor antagonist that inhibits leukotrienes known to be correlated with the pathology of asthma.

THE FOLLOWING MEDICATIONS CAN BE TAKEN

¨Bronchodilators (inhaled and oral): Accolade, albuterol, Alupent, atropine, Atrovent, Brethine, Brethaire, Bricanyl, Maxair, Metaprel, metaproterenol, Proventil, Serevent, Singulair, Tornalate, Ventolin

¨Theophylline: Choledyl, SloBid, Theo-24, Theodur, Theolair, theophylline, Theox, Unidur, Uniphyl

¨Inhalers: Aerobid, Azmacort, Beclovent, Dexacort, Flovent, Intal, Pulmocort, Tilade, Vanceril

¨Any nasal spray: Afrin, Beconase, Flonase, Nasacort, Nasalcrom, Nasonex, Nasarel, Rhinocort, Vancenase, saline

¨Decongestants: Duravent, Entex LA and PSE, Guaifed, Sudafed, Nolex, D-Feda II, Deconsal II, Duratuss-G, Pima, Sinuvent, SSKI, Zephrex

¨Any Antibiotic: Amoxil, Augmentin, Biaxin, Ceclor, Cedax, Ceftin, Cefzil, Cipro, doxycyline (Doryx), Duricef, Dynabac, Ery-C, E-Mycin, Erthromycin, Floxin, Levaquin, Lorabid, Minocin, Raxar, Suprax, Bactrim or Septra, Minocin, Vantin, Vibratabs, Zithromax (Z-Pak)

¨Misc: Accutane, Fenesin, Humibid-LA, Humibid-DM, guaifenensin, Iotuss-DM, Organidin, NAC, Tussi-Organidin, Phrenilin, Esgic-Plus, Tylenol (plain or extra-strength), ibuprofen (advil, Motrin, Nuprin), prednisone, Prelone, Acular, birth control pills, Premarin, Provera, Prempro, Prometrium, DHEA, and other female hormones, thyroid, most vitamins, Prilosec, Viagra
 Luv2Travel - Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:23 pm

I am 37 and have been taking Singulair for 5 years now and it has been wonderful in controlling my asthma. I had tried everything for many years and nothing was working. I have taken all kinds of inhalers like Azmacort and oral meds like Accolate and nothing made a difference but I continued to use them anyway, as well as try new things because I had no choice until Singulair came out! My doctors were amazed at the results. But now in the last 2-3 months Singulair (10 mg a day), it is no longer working and I do not want to go back on steroids. Is it safe to take the Singulair twice a day instead?

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