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    Default Asthmatic Prem - concerns with Singulair

    Hello all,

    this is my first time posting in here but I have an ex 33 weeks who is now 2 who among other issues also has been diagnosed asthmatic. Our doctor has given us a a script to try a new preventer, Singulair. We were previously on flexitide. However after reading some of the side effects of Singulair I'm really reluctant to try him on this. Jut wondering if anyone else's bubs is on this and why their experiences were with it.

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    DD trialled singulair after being diagnosed asthmatic. She had no side effects that I can recall but it didn't work for us. She is now on flixotide instead.

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    Is it being prescribed by a respiratory specialist? Could you discuss alternatives with him/her if you are uncomfortable with the potential side effects?

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    Yes it's been prescribes to him by a specialist at the RCH...but none of the side effects were discussed with us...that why I've decided to look it up. I have left a message with them to call me back...but you all know how hospitals are. The more I'm finding out about this drug the more reluctant I'm becomming.

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    DD3 was on flixotide from 9 months until 2 years then swapped to singular. She's had no side effects from it and been using it for 1.5 years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sajimum View Post
    DD trialled singulair after being diagnosed asthmatic. She had no side effects that I can recall but it didn't work for us. She is now on flixotide instead.
    Same for us and our ds.

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    DS1 was taking Singulair for about 6 months but was taken off it due to night terrors. We switched to Flixotide with no side effects.

    I did find the convenience of the small tablet much easier than trying to convince DS1 to use the spacer.

    Discuss your concerns with the specialist and perhaps trial it for a short period.

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    We were on Flexotide, but it is no longer working for us which is the reason for the change to singulair. However the side effects to have my concerned so was just wondering what other peoples experiences were.

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    My DD is nearly 5 and not a premmie. She was on Singulair as a preventer last year for about 4 months over winter. About a month ago she had a terrible cough related to her asthma and the Dr has put her back on Singulair. Within a month it's made a enormous difference. She has not to date experienced any side effects. I discussed the side effects with my GP and while she acknowledged them she did say she hasn't had any of her patients have problems with it. Would it be worth trying the Singulair and monitoring your little one closely?

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    Yes I think we are just going to have to bite the bullet and give it ago. My son was born a premie with a heart condition and he is allergic to a lot of things and suffers with eczema. So reading side effects like heart pulpatations and not to mention the night terrors and depression is quite concerning to us. But I guess we are not going to know unless we try it. I think I'll wait to give him his first dose on the weekend as i dont want to give it to him and then send him off to daycare. For what he's been through this kid has the best personality and he is just a naturally happy kid...even when he's unwell...the thought of possible depression and loneliness coming over him is really hard to think about.


 

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