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Is Singulair used more for allergies than for Asthma?
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nicatl posted:
Hi

My dr. recently gave me singulair to take with my Alvesco. He said it would help with asthma but I have also heard it helps with allergies as well. I have allergic asthma so I'm hoping it really works more for my allergies. I use Allegra but I get tired of taking so many meds a day. So,,any of you use singulair for your allergies and if so,,,does it help??? Thanks so much!!
Nicki
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coughy16 responded:
I also have allergies and allergic asthma and take singulair. Added to my advair, singulair was a huge help for my asthma, however sadly, I didn't notice any changes in my allergies. I decided to get immunotherapy and that has helped a lot with both.
 
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Aqua14 responded:
There are medical studies showing that, when taken WITH an oral antihistamine, Singulair has a positive synergistic effect. In other words, taking the antihistamine plus Singulair relieves symptoms much better than taking either med, alone.

My experience was that taking Singulair plus my antihistamine helped a lot, especially with congestion.

If you're thinking about taking Singulair instead of Allegra, I think you may find that Singulair alone isn't enough. But ask your allergist if you can try it and see what happens.

If you're tired of taking so many meds, think about starting allergy shots. Sure, it takes years for them to reach full effectiveness, but once they do you will likely be able to cut down on your meds. I'm in year 6 of my shots and the difference for both my allergies and asthma are remarkable.

Hope these thoughts help. Take care & good luck. Judy
 
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sgbl88 responded:
My 15 year old has primarily exercised induced asthma, but illness triggered as well. She also has pretty bad allergies this time of year. She had been off medication for several years because of lack of compliance.

Recently she said that she would take care of ther asthma. Our GP put her on Singulair for maintenance alone. She has stopped taking antihistamine, but has felt much better as far as her allergies go taking Singulair alone. Her asthma is responding to her rescue med now.

I am surprised by how well she is doing with just Singulair for maintenance.

Singulair is helping her allergy symptoms.

However, you should never drop a medication without talking to your doctor about it.

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