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Does anyone use MONTELUKAST?

(8 Posts)
WomblingUpsideDown Wed 13-Jul-11 23:04:02

DD has been prescribed montelukast. we were advised to keep a week's supply of tablets in the medicine cupboard and then if she gets the slightest cough or cold, to give her a tablet and 10 puffs of her blue inhaler straight away.
I think we have to then continue the 7 day course.
If I give her a tablet because we think she is starting a cough and starts wheezing, but 12 hours later the wheezing hasn't returned, and the cough has disappeared, do I continue with the 7 day course?

cedmonds Thu 14-Jul-11 08:37:31

Ds is on montelukast all the time. So not much help but bumping for you.

ggirl Thu 14-Jul-11 08:40:44

same as cedmonds , ds is on it daily
if i were you i would continue with it ,give it today then ring your asthma nurse for advice

WomblingUpsideDown Thu 14-Jul-11 09:18:43

It is quite useful to know that some children take it all the time, rather in dd's case. It did sound as though it wasn't a problem to take continuously - the consultant suggested we take two weeks supply with us on our two week holiday. I think we will continue to take it for a few more days. We go on holiday on Saturday and it would be a disaster to end up on iv ventolin and magnesium in a Turkish hospital.

Furball Thu 14-Jul-11 10:57:29

I take it all the time

overthemill Thu 14-Jul-11 10:59:40

yes have done quite a bit with asthmatic dd and ds. helps dd sometimes but nt always. she took it for about 6 months at longest. Paed took her off it as he said he didnt see the difference tho.
good luck

Tiggles Thu 14-Jul-11 17:59:05

both my younger boys take it continuously in conjunction with inhalers.

WomblingUpsideDown Fri 15-Jul-11 19:37:57

Thanks for the responses.

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