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Can Singulair be taken during pregnancy?

Can Singulair be taken during pregnancy?

Now that you have discovered you are pregnant, you may wonder if it is safe to use montelukast during your pregnancy. Using montelukast, more commonly known as Singulair, during pregnancy is probably okay for your developing baby.

What drug class is Singulair?

Singulair (montelukast) is a leukotriene receptor antagonist (a drug class that blocks substances in the body called leukotrienes). Leukotrienes are chemical messengers in the immune system that can cause inflammation and swelling. By blocking leukotrienes, Singulair (montelukast) helps your asthma and/or allergies.

Is it safe to take Xanax and Singulair?

No interactions were found between Singulair and Xanax. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.

What pregnancy category is Singulair?

Some exceptions include medications such as budesonide (Pulmicort) and montelukast (Singulair), which are category B. This means there is no evidence of risk with use in pregnancy. Uncontrolled allergies may lead to worsening of asthma; therefore it is important to maintain your allergy control as well.

Does montelukast affect pregnancy?

Exposure to montelukast during pregnancy does not appear to increase the risk of major malformations above the 1% to 3% baseline in the general population. It is important that women are treated effectively for asthma during pregnancy to ensure the best outcome for the mothers.

Is Singulair a black box drug?

Black box warning for Singulair It warns about serious risks of a medication or treatment. The black box warning for Singulair describes psychiatric side effects such as aggression, depression, agitation, sleep disturbances, suicidal thoughts, and suicide. You can read Singulair’s complete black box warning here.

What drugs should not be taken with Singulair?

If your asthma symptoms get worse when you take aspirin, avoid taking aspirin or other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) while you are taking montelukast. NSAIDs include ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, and others.

Is Category C safe for pregnancy?

Category C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Is Singulair Category B?

Some exceptions include medications such as budesonide (Pulmicort) and montelukast (Singulair), which are category B. This means there is no evidence of risk with use in pregnancy.

Is it safe to take Singulair during pregnancy?

Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response, Singulair should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. For further information, please refer to the Physicians’ Desk Reference or contact your Healthcare Provider.

How much Montelukast is in a packet of Singulair?

Each packet of SINGULAIR 4-mg oral granules contains 4.2 mg montelukast sodium, which is equivalent to 4 mg of montelukast. The oral granule formulation contains the following inactive ingredients: mannitol, hydroxypropyl cellulose, and magnesium stearate. CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY Mechanism of Action

How many mg of sodium is in a Singulair tablet?

Each 4-mg and 5-mg chewable SINGULAIR tablet contains 4.2 and 5.2 mg montelukast sodium, respectively, which are equivalent to 4 and 5 mg of montelukast, respectively.

How many children have been treated with Singulair?

Singulair has been evaluated for safety in 573 pediatric patients 2 to 5 years of age in single- and multiple-dose studies. Cumulatively, 426 pediatric patients 2 to 5 years of age were treated with Singulair for at least 3 months, 230 for 6 months or longer, and 63 patients for one year or longer in clinical trials.

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Ruth Doyle