How is Singulair taken?
Singulair is typically taken once a day, at the same time each day. It can be taken with or without food. It is available in tablet and granule form, and should be taken as directed by your healthcare provider.
What are the potential side effects of Singulair?
Common side effects of Singulair include headache, stomach pain, and upper respiratory tract infection. More serious side effects, such as allergic reactions, have also been reported. If you experience any unusual symptoms, you should contact your healthcare provider.
Is Singulair only for asthma?
Singulair is primarily used to treat asthma and allergies, but it has also been used to treat other conditions related to airway inflammation, such as exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Can Singulair be used for children?
Singulair is approved for use in children as young as 6 months old for the treatment of asthma, and children as young as 2 years old for the treatment of seasonal allergies.
What are the common uses of Singulair?
Singulair is commonly used to treat symptoms of asthma and allergies such as sneezing, runny nose, and congestion. It can also be used to prevent EIB and to reduce the number of asthma attacks.
Can Singulair be used to treat other conditions related to allergies?
Singulair can also be used to treat symptoms of hay fever and seasonal allergies.
What is the recommended dosage for Singulair?
The recommended dosage for adults and adolescents 15 years and older for the treatment of asthma is one 10-mg tablet once daily. The recommended dosage for children 6 to 14 years of age for the treatment of asthma is one 5-mg chewable tablet once daily. The recommended dosage for children 2 to 5 years of age for the treatment of seasonal allergies is one 4-mg chewable tablet once daily.
Is there any alternative medication to Singulair for treating allergies?
Other alternative medications to Singulair for treating allergies include antihistamines, corticosteroids, and immunotherapy. Your healthcare provider will be able to recommend the best treatment for you based on your specific needs.