What's Your Feedback On Singulair?

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I have been an asthmatic for several years and till last November, I was able to keep it well under control with Azmacort and Ventorlin inhaler. But the Azmacort has stopped being effective for me for many months, so my Pulmonologist prescribed Serevent and Singulair. My worry is that I am really scared of these new medicines because I feel giddy on them sometime s. I have come to understand that Serevent can cause paradoxical permanent Bronchospasms. It may not happen to everyone who is taking it, but if it does happen to you there is every possibility that you can practically be killed due to not being able to get your breath. I am planning to try out the Singulair tablets. I will first try half a tablet and watch out for results. Has anyone had experiences with Singulair? I have a feeling that my asthma is very bad now due to allergies and my lungs are full of phlegm that can be heard whenever I try to cough it up or clear my throat.
asked Feb 2, 2011 by anonymous

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I recently experienced cardiopulmonary arrest and after being stabilized had to go through pulmonary therapy for 4 days at the hospital.  Upon being released I contracted a upper respiratory infection that did not allow me to sleep for more than 35 minutes for two days and slept no more than 10 minutes at a time.  I was literally coughing constantly and spitting watery phlegm.  On the 4th day I was able to get an appointment with my family doctor as my cardiologist could not see me until a week later.  My family doctor was upset that I was not prescribed a stronger dosage of antibiotics at my release.  The problem became that I would cough at just about any fluid moving in my throat because it was irritated due to the tube that was inserted through it and my constant nasal drainage irritated it more and I was constantly coughing again.  He prescribed singulair.  Now I was used to claritin-d [in the state of ar there are areas where sinus drainage is a part of life due to weather and flora patterns] and took it regularly.  My doctor prescribed singulair to dry me up by reducing drainage and making cough real productive, plus a cough syrup to stop coughing when not needed but making each cough very productive.  I took singulair about 5 pm in the evening at it did help me sleep becuase it dried me in my respiratory system.  It made me a little dizzy for about 20 minutes, but no adverse effects after that.  I now use singulair ONLY when a regular antihistamine like cholrtabs or such do not dry me.  I leave it in the counter unless I really need it.  No digestive effects, the dryness that an over the counter antihistamine causes is more pronounced than whe taking singulair.  I am fortunate that my family doctor listens to me whether over the phone thru his nurses or person to person and that is how I ended up using singulair.  I used it for two straight months and now only use chlortabs when needed.  It did help me breathe better and I could feel less obstruction.  I do hope this helps.  Cheers :-)
answered Feb 5, 2011 by gc (3 points)

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