About Singulair

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About Singulair

Montelukast is used in patients with mild to moderate chronic bronchial asthma when it is not sufficient to treat inhaled glucocorticosteroids and beta-2-sympathomimetics. In this combination, it can also be used to prevent a stress asthma. In contrast, montelukast is not suitable for the treatment of an acute asthma attack.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Extend the airway for asthma
  • Reduce mucus secretion in asthma
  • reduce inflammatory and allergic reactions in asthma.

That’s how Montelukast

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of montelukast.
Please also read the information on the drug groups to which the active ingredient montelukast belongs.

Applications of the active ingredient Montelukast

Montelukast is used in patients with mild to moderate chronic bronchial asthma, if the treatment with inhaled glucocorticoids and beta-2-sympathomimetics is insufficient. In this combination, it can also be used to prevent a stress asthma. In contrast, montelukast is not suitable for the treatment of an acute asthma attack.

More detailed information is available for the following Montelukast application areas:

  • allergy
  • asthma

Mode of action of Montelukast

Montelukast inhibits the effects of certain proteins (leukotrienes) involved in the development of bronchial asthma, an inflammatory disease of the respiratory tract. In the course of asthma, there is an increase in the formation of viscous mucus, which hinders breathing. Montelukast stops mucus production and thus ensures free airways. This effect is delayed in time, so that montelukast is not effective immediately. For the treatment of an acute asthma attack, the active substance must therefore not be used.

Montelukast has no effect on the inflammatory response itself (such as glucocorticoids) or on the muscles of the bronchi (such as beta-2 sympathomimetics). Therefore, it is always used only in combination with these drug groups.

Potential Singulair side effects may include:

Effect
Percentage

14%

14%

Singulair used to treat the following diseases:

Disease
Percentage

86%

14%

  1. Susan G. Tant says:
    4.5 rating

    Fortunately, I tolerated the drug very well and, fortunately, had hardly any problems with my typical hay fever symptoms, such as itching, sneezing, etc. I was 100% better, I was around the annual Volon A40 injection and I liked that very much. When the peak season for my pollen allergy was over, I switched back to antihistamine only, which was okay. No clear side effects felt!

    Side effects: No side effects
  2. Jim K. Barber says:
    4.0 rating

    Singulair for Asthma

    Have my asthma through the medication well under control and do endurance sports such as jogging, cycling and swimming. Can only recommend a regular application. PS: For any emergencies, I still have a salbutamol spray. Fortunately I have not needed the last 4 years.

    Side effects: No side effects
  3. Kathleen T. May says:
    3.0 rating

    Singulair for Asthma

    After several weeks of improvement. Mens pain relief. my pimples strangely go back. Migraines too. Headache as such occurs sometimes. First I had my men every 2 weeks then 4 weeks for about 14 days and now I had 5-6 weeks for it but not for 2 weeks pain in the abdominal area. I still have to clarify this pain. Hair loss was pretty fast. For that I have to take an expensive hair remedy. I often have nausea at the mens and also a short while ago. I often feel tired, powerless, dejected, and listless. My vagina is too dry. I have to take an estrogen cream. I partly have pain in the GV udn meinFreudn is no longer amir. But without this pill my mens would be unbearable and pills with estrogen I do not tolerate because I then almost perish. There are side effects as described but in some cases the Cerazette is a medical help like a drug. Just a pity that I have to pay myself, because soie was prescribed to me purely medically. I do not have any contracts: Neo Eunemine, Jasmine, Femigoa, an Implanon chopsticks, Valette etc … I have the feeling that the body has completely changed due to all the hormones and is probably even disturbed. I think that it is easy to change the pill 10 times within 10 years, so that my pain without a pill is unbearable at all. I have been getting cysts since jharen again and again no matter what hormones I take. My hormone levels were a year ago when I had taken the Valette, terrifying too high, so the endocrinologist from Wattenscheid. Unfortunately, I am not sure if I am an isolated individual, but it is difficult to give work or to inform the public health officer of the employment office of the pain and predicament. You can not prove it and you end up being labeled a liar, at least that’s my current situation. I have to mention that I’m allergic and asthmatic, maybe even interacting with each other. I also take Singulair, Viani, and Bronchspray.

    Side effects: Fatigue; Nausea
  4. Stan A. Reese says:
    3.5 rating

    Singulair for Asthma

    Take because of bronchial asthma Singulair tablets and Symbicort. For a week I feel bad every day, I feel weak, but I can not fall asleep. So I can not work … That’s why I will stop Singulair – my asthma is only mild – my quality of life has suffered massively … Luckily, the family doctor told me that his wife had such a severe abdominal pain that he had to sell it – everything was clear to me … Anyone who tolerates Singulair should take it – it works well, I like to abstain from it – there the devil is expelled with the Beelzebub ..

    Side effects: Nausea
  5. Anna M. Alford says:
    4.5 rating

    Singulair for Asthma

    Since I was diagnosed with asthma 4 weeks ago both allergic and bronchial asthma and a constriction of the bronchi I got these 3 drugs and my discomfort come under control what I’m not so good contracts is the cortisone spray because I often feel sick afterwards. The handling of the sprays I had to learn first most of the first stroke went wrong. In the meantime, it works quite well. The best way to realize this is through Singulair. Since my stomach is too high I get even less air through this restriction and now I have to let my stomach be treated.

    Side effects: Nausea
  6. Barbara P. Singletary says:
    5.0 rating

    Singulair for Copd; Asthma

    I discontinued Symbicort because the side effects were too blatant for me. My voice has changed, I’ve grown a lot (though doctors deny it, I know), strong and ongoing fatigue. I am very satisfied with the other medications. I also have Nexium mups against acidification of the stomach and cauterization of the esophagus, because I have a stomach wall break, you can not operate and the stomach entrance does not close properly. is also fine, only expensive. Like the Singulair, 100 tablets cost 210 euros, the Nexium costs 99 tablets 125 euros, which makes a great book. Although I get most of the money again, but if you have to anticipate, that’s already steep. But my health is worth the effort and it makes me feel better and life will be worth living, even if you have to live with it for the rest of your life.

    Side effects: Increase in weight; Fatigue
  7. Ashley S. Christiansen says:
    4.0 rating

    Singulair for Copd; Asthma

    Symbicord has many side effects, constant tiredness, listlessness, heavy weight gain, upsets to depression. Singulaire 10 mg has so far shown no side effects, on the contrary, all lifted by Symbicord.

    Side effects: Increase in weight; Fatigue
  8. Eileen A. Shriver says:
    4.0 rating

    Singulair for Asthma

    The side effects of Symbicourt are quite far-reaching in my case. Since the beginning of the intake I have cramps in the feet and toes, which always occur at night. Strong weight gain, mood swings, heavy legs and fatigue. However, the effectiveness in interaction with Singulair is good. At the beginning of the intake more often a need spray was used (bronchospray). The distances are longer now.

    Side effects: Increase in weight; Fatigue
  9. Janella R. Schafer says:
    5.0 rating

    Singulair for Copd; Asthma

    So far, I always thought I had asthma – that’s what the pulmonary specialist told me. Yesterday I received a prescription for rehab lung sport and what is written on it? COPD. Why does not she tell me that?!? On the other hand, I only had Foster, which I did not tolerate. Then Junik, which was good. Now Ventolair, where I often feel like it does not work. It should be just like Junik (only the health insurance does not pay Junik anymore) but is less effective. Because Ventoiair did not help at times I got Singulair tablets for the evening. Ventolair and Singulair together have caused severe vision problems with me, which are still present. As well as headaches and dizziness. What comes from what I can not say. When I took only Singulair, the signs were the same as now only with Ventolair. Shortness of breath is part of it every day. Go up stairs – more than one – does not work, but down. Does anyone have any experience with other medications in the direction ?? VLG cat