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Leukotriene Inhibitors Contributions by ColleenO

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Possible side effects of leukotrine inhibitors include:

  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Nervousness
  • Headache and stomach ache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Nasal congestion

Note: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating to see if there is a link between taking this medication and having suicidal thoughts. If you are taking Singulair, do not stop right way. Talk to your doctor first.

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Singulair works by decreasing how many leukotrienes (chemicals) the body creates in response to an allergen, thereby preventing symptoms from developing.

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Like the mast cell stabilizers, leukotrine inhibitors are used to prevent some of the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Montelukast (Singulair) is a common leukotrine inhibitor.

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Singulair works by decreasing how many leukotrienes (chemicals) the body creates in response to an allergen, thereby preventing symptoms from developing.

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