I have been using Singulair for more than 6 months. Doc advised me to stop after six months to see the effect. In a months time I started getting wheezing, allergic cold cough etc. So the doc advised to restart again. Is this to be taken life long or that there is possibiltity to reverse the effect. BTW, I am 40 yrs old Asian by birth.
Singulair is a leukotriene inhibitor. Leukotrienes are chemicals your body releases when you breathe in an allergen (such as pollen). These chemicals cause swelling in your lungs and tightening of the muscles around your airways, which can result in asthma symptoms. So if you are sensitive to certain allergens, which are in your surrounding most of the time, then you'll definitely have to use Singulair all the time to prevent the allergic reaction which causes your breathing difficulties.
It is fine to use Singulair long term. It doesn't really reverse the effect if used temporarily.
You can read reviews by people who have used Singulair in the link below.
- Singulair Information for Consumers
- Singulair Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Singulair (detailed)
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