Montelukast

Montelukast belongs to the leukotriene receptor antagonist group of drugs and is primarily used to treat and prevent asthma. It reduces the symptoms caused by asthma and also the frequency of asthma attacks, but should not be given when an asthma attack has already started. It is also used in exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, and allergies like sneezing, runny nose, and wheezing.

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Symptoms of urticaria are not under control even after taking medicines for it. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from chronic urticaria for the past six months. I have taken medicines and steroids. But nothing helped me. I have done various blood tests including serum IgE. I am taking Montelukast and Levocetirizine. Before few days, I was taking Metrogyl, Odacet, Shelcal, and Omnacorti...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditi Gupta Jha

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on the details given, it seems that you have taken anti-histamines for urticaria. But it has not helped you. There are two important points to be remembered. If it is urticaria, you can have some triggering factors. Secondly, you have taken medicines and steroids...  Read Full »

Can Seretide be stopped abruptly?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother has asthma from the age of 2. He used Seretide (Fluticasone propionate and Salmeterol xinafoate) from the age of 5. He stopped using it at the age of 12. From then he also uses Montelukast every day and Ventolin (when it gets severe). Now he is 14 years old. He was okay for th...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing your query to me. You said your brother is having asthma and was not taking Seretide for so many years. The first thing I want to clarify is that asthma is a chronic disease. You should take a regular controller inhaler like Seretide inhaler and Vent...  Read Full »

Is it safe to use Montek LC for allergic asthma for a long time?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years old. I am suffering from allergic asthma for the past two months. Before one and a half years, I had the same issue and now I am facing the same issue. Whenever I contact dust while cleaning or sometimes in the rainy season, I start to have sneezing and itching in my eyes...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Asthma is a chronic illness. Since it is allergic, it can stay lifelong. You can continue taking medicines along with inhalers as prescribed by your doctor. Try to avoid having any stimulus like dust and pollution for your acute attacks. Taking these medications will no...  Read Full »

How to help with sinus inflammation in chronic sinusitis with polyp?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old male. I have sinusitis for almost five years. Also, there is polyp formation in the right maxillary sinus. When I inhale to get relief from nasal congestion and it starts irritating with inflammation. Any advice?  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We have to first ascertain as to why sinusitis has occurred in the first place. Usually, in most cases, the primary cause is a seasonal or year around allergic problem that is there. Just to make you understand I have tried to explain things in a simple way below. Expo...  Read Full »

Why am I having red splashes on my upper chest and sides of the face without reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. I get red splashes on my upper chest and sides of the face next to my cheeks usually in the mid-day and it extends to the night also. It makes my face very hot. Before a year, it got stopped and it came back again. I notice them when I eat or feel stressed. After that,...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). These rashes are actually hives. This is called urticaria. It is a type of skin allergy. It is often caused due to food allergy, medicine allergy, or dental caries. In most cases, there...  Read Full »

Even after taking inhalers, why do I continue to wheeze?

Query: Hi doctor, I have taken Albuterol and Advair twice a day for about a month now without any relief of my wheezing. Even right after I take my inhalers, it is like I took nothing. Allergy pills do not seem to help much either, like Claritin or Zyrtec. They even did an x-ray of my chest and said everyt...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Asthma, as you would be knowing, forms a part of airway hyper-reactive disorders. The latter is a spectrum of diseases genetically determined. Your attack of asthma seems to be severe now. I want to know the dosage and frequency of the medicines you are using for asthm...  Read Full »

Is it safe to use tablet Montair-LC daily for asthma?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from asthma for the past five years. I am taking Montair LC daily for the last four years. If I do not take it, then I have to take the inhaler daily. The inhaler I use is Foracort 400 rotacaps. Is it safe to use Montair LC daily? I have been using it daily for the last t...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Asthma is a chronic disease affecting the airways. The treatment of asthma usually runs for a long time. Treatment of asthma usually consists of two types of inhalers. One called as presenters, which needs to be taken daily and other is a reliever, which needs to be t...  Read Full »

Can I take Prednisolone for asthma?

Query: Hi doctor, I have recently been diagnosed with sever adult asthma. I am waiting for my allergy assessment. I am on Singulair, Nebulizer four times a day (helps for an hour or so), three inhalers and nothing works. The only thing that makes me feel normal is Prednisolone. What can I do? I know I cann...  Read Full »


Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.The thing is it takes one to two months to stabilize asthma in the case of taking inhaled steroids.Please confirm whether your inhaled drugs contains Fluticasone or Beclomethasone as these are inhaled steroids for asthma.I suggest you Prednisolone 40 mg once a day for a wee...  Read Full »

Kindly help me to get rid of itchy rashes present on both feet.

Query: Hello doctor, I developed a rash on my foot yesterday afternoon. I have not changed soap and I do not wear new clothing. While taking a shower this morning, I washed the area well and applied a steroid (Mometasone). It is still bothering me. I am healthy except for folliculitis under my arms and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What is your complaint in the rash? Do you feel pain or burning sensation or itching? How long have you been on estrogen? Is it static from onset or increasing in size? What are the other areas affected? Looking forward for your response in order to help you. Revert ba...  Read Full »

What is the best cough medicine for kids?

Query: Hello doctor,My son is 1.8 years old. He has a cold and cough since today morning. I got the infection by exposure to a cool breeze. I also have a cough and cold but no fever, and I am using antibiotics. He is also not having a fever, and he is on Paracetamol already due to teething pain. He had his...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please give the child syrup Levolin (Levosalbuamol) (dose as per the weight of the child) twice a day for the cough for five to seven days and syrup Montair LC (Montelukast and Levocetirizine) kid (dose as per the weight of the child) once at night for ten days for...  Read Full »

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