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Posted on: Thu, 06/03/2004 - 11:54am
darthcleo's picture
Joined: 11/08/2000 - 09:00

We used to give Albuterol when DS was already in bed, and just about to fall asleep.
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Posted on: Thu, 06/03/2004 - 12:24pm
AlwaysAvoidAnaphylaxis's picture
Joined: 06/23/2001 - 09:00

DS has viral induced asthma and has been doing great since we started singulair in Sept 2003 without the need for any pulmicort this year. It does not make him hyper at all. we do give it at bedtime. He has hardly needed albuterol either this season ------------we start early amoxicillin when a cold/congestion/cough starts and he turns right around and it seems to avoid any wheezing episodes. Our allergist said that some kids respond quickly like this to amoxicillin.
We were thinking of stopping his singulair for the summer and restarting it when school starts again. Not sure if we should do that since he is doing so well ----that is the only asthma med he is on. Hmmm......singulair is the safest drug on the market for kids according to our allergist....

Posted on: Thu, 06/03/2004 - 4:02pm
solarflare's picture
Joined: 02/07/2002 - 09:00

Jason has been on singulair for a week, and so far he's had no problems. He's on it for nasal allergies though, rather than asthma.

Posted on: Thu, 06/03/2004 - 7:51pm
LaurensMom's picture
Joined: 05/23/2001 - 09:00

Lauren was on Singular for 1.5 yrs, off for 9 months and back on again. Never saw a difference in her activity level. However, when she was younger, Albuterol definitely made her hyper. Her heart races when on it now (at 8 yrs) but she isn't hyper. Xoepenex (sp?) was a better alternative for her when she was younger as it didn't cause the hyper-activity.

Posted on: Thu, 06/03/2004 - 10:16pm
attlun's picture
Joined: 06/13/2003 - 09:00

Harmony has been on Singulair and pulmicort for the last 3 weeks, and it hasn't caused her to act any different.
Trevor age 2 -PA
Harmony age 1 -KNA
It's a BOY!!! due June 24, 2004

Posted on: Fri, 06/04/2004 - 1:39am
abers's picture
Joined: 10/11/2001 - 09:00

DS has been on daily Singulair and Pulimcort (inhaled through nebulizer) for almost 2 years and they have done a great job -- it does not make him hyper. When he does have wheezing we give him Xopenex rather than Albuterol, as our doctor has said the same thing others have heard -- it works just as well without the hyperactivity.

Posted on: Fri, 06/04/2004 - 4:41am
domesticgodess's picture
Joined: 08/26/2003 - 09:00

Respirologist appointment on tuesday past.
Helluva time with asthma/allergies this year. My ds was put on singulair,advair(500 mcg x2)and nasonex. This to me is huge amounts. He was on singulair 2 years ago with no change in breathing or allergies.I am hoping this time is different but how will I know? The advair and nasonex will hide anything the singulair does and vice versa.
I have only ever had a problem with one drug he was put on and it was well beyond hyperness. It was a behaverial thing and I took him off it without the docs permission and when I did tell him I also told him that if he insisted my child take this that the doc would also be required to come live with us as I was no longer campable of dealing with the behaverial issues presented with this med. It was Symbicort.
It wasn't doing anything anyways.
I am unsure of what albuterol is? Is that ventolin? Surprising since I am the queen of asthma and allergies. Ventolin and prednisone both wind him up and send him crashing down. Over the years though I 've noticed that even that does not affect him the same as it used to.Singulair is not a steroid so I would imagine that it doesn't (or not likely) to play a role in the sudden hyperness. If there has been broken sleep due to breathing and coughing. The singulair is easing that at night so therefore sleep is deeper, longer and more restful therefore giving new found energy?
Not breathing is exhausting! I think after awhile the hyperness will even out.
I hope that helps alittle!

Posted on: Sun, 06/06/2004 - 8:25am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

We have been taking singulair for a couple of months - no side effects. We had also been using albuterol with no side effects. However, one night we gave our son a breathing treatment with albuterol and within the hour he was speed racing around the house - it was crazy!!! We give singulair in the am. Our dr now has us use Accuneb in the nebulizer- we have had good luck.

Posted on: Sun, 06/06/2004 - 9:48pm
abbylukesmom's picture
Joined: 08/28/2003 - 09:00

I did notice increased activity & mood swings with the singulair for a few weeks, then everything went back to normal. Hang in there, it'll get better!
The albuterol does make them hyper too!

Posted on: Sun, 06/06/2004 - 10:40pm
NutlessinNJ's picture
Joined: 02/23/2004 - 09:00

My son has been on singulair for a little over two years and has never had a "hyper" episode because of it. Albuterol...whole different story. Very hyper. Maybe it was the combination of both medicines..
Hope it gets better for you.


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