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hi all ,for those who are taking or thinking about taking it ,,,,,I've been on it now for about 3 months and I still don't get a full nights sleep ,,,,now when I saw the consultant in December he said try taking it in a morning instead of night ,,,,,I was a bit wary of doing this as it says on the box take at night ,,  but I saw my nurse copd consultant today and I told her what he had said ,and she agreed with him ,if I cant sleep because I'm hyperactive throughout the night ,,,,then it makes sense to take it in a morning ,she looked it all up on the computer and concluded there was no reason NOT to take it in a morning ,,,,,so as from tomorrow I will try taking mine at 8 am ,,,,,I'll keep you posted of any benefits,

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    Hi Hun what is it this montelukast?  What does it do and do you need a prescription?
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      Hi Pam yes you do need a prescription,  my consultant advised me to try it as it would open my airways and help stop the wheezing ,,,I must I have noticed an improvement with my breathing ,whether it's due to the pill or the fact I've increased my exercise or a combination of the two I m not sure , 

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      Hi again ,not every day I have to say ,but when I'm ill yes then I do drink it all throughout the day ,,  but I will give it a try even when we'll ,thanks for the tip ,x

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    Not usually prescribed for COPD patients.

     An asthma drug.  Asthma generally is not under the COPD banner:

    Check tips and know the difference post here:

    As in all cases, medicine professionally prescribed for one individual will not necessarily be good for another.

    Complete profile of the med Montelukast here:

    4.1 Therapeutic indicationsMontelukast 10 mg film-coated tablets is indicated in the treatment of asthma as add-on therapy in adults and adolescents from 15 years of age and older with mild to moderate persistent asthma who are inadequately controlled on inhaled corticosteroids and in whom “as-needed” short acting beta-agonists provide inadequate clinical control of asthma. In those asthmatic patients in whom Montelukast 10 mg film-coated tablets is indicated in asthma, Montelukast 10 mg film-coated tablets can also provide symptomatic relief of seasonal allergic rhinitis.

    Montelukast 10 mg film-coated tablets is also indicated in the prophylaxis of asthma in which the predominant component is exercise-induced bronchoconstriction.


    There are different doses and preparations for this medicine, use search box on the emc medicines site for complete list of preparations for Montelukast.

    Patient UK information leaflet on Montelukast

    This might be a good post for the Asthma support group Nanny


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      Hi Vee2 ,I usually don't question my medication as I firmly believe that the doctors and consultants etc know far more than I do ,but I did question this last medication ,and as i was first diagnosed with asthma and then   brochiectiectisis  ,the montelukast is help with the asthma side of my illness,

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