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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:15 pm 
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My doctor has just recommended Singulair for my son (4yo) for allergic rhinitis/post nasal drip. My daughter uses it for her asthma.

Has anyone ever had Singulair recommended for Allergic rhinitis?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:06 pm 
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I have heard of it and we actually tried it (my own research led me to ask my GP for a prescription) briefly for my oldest and allergic rhinitis. It didn't work for us - turned him into a little monster (one of the known side effects - no joke), but I have heard of others having success.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:15 pm 
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my allergist had me try it since the nasal sprays + antihistamines don't really work for me (well, they help some, but I still can't breathe through my nose that well!). It's hard to say how it worked . . .I thought it did help a bit. But as there wasn't a dramatic improvement I'm not taking it anymore.

I've heard that allergy shots are generally recommended only after all other methods have failed . . . but if faced with the choice between medication and allergy shots I think I'd choose allergy shots in spite of the attendant risks. Not that I've heard anything bad about Singulaire . . .


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:22 pm 
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Laurensmom,
We have tried it for my two year old. He went off and is now back on. I certainly noticed that it makes him more hyper, there is no doubt. I would not suggest taking it before bed. It does work really well for my son controlling his chronic rhinits, when he is on it the allergic shiners disappear and he is generally in a more controlled state in terms of everyday allergy symptoms.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:58 pm 
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I should mention that my youngest is on Singular for asthma and is doing well - no "little monster" side effects for him. LOL.

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- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:47 am 
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Stephanie,

Do you recall how long it took to notice a difference? My son has been on it for 3 days so far and I'm not seeing a difference. I had heard that it works pretty quickly if it's going to work.


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