Tell me more about Singular (m)

Posted on: Fri, 03/02/2007 - 10:10am
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and behavior issues... My DS has been on singular for a few of years now and it has worked well. We have had "easy" winters and spring being on it. His behavior isn't really bad... But he does have trouble listening a lot and for a long while now.. he is vey impatient. however aren't most 6 year olds> what kinds of behaviors do you see with this?
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Posted on: Fri, 03/02/2007 - 10:28am
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to comment about behavior....my son Jake isn't on any medication right now. Just Benedryl as needed. (he used to take Zyrtec, Flonase and Flovent)....but when he is on or off medications, I see no difference in his behavior. And funny you mention the "having trouble listening"...this is my son in a nut shell! I've even asked the teacher if it is a problem(I almost think ADD at times, I can NOT get this kid to focus when I am talking!!!) but he is fine in school, he is a great student AND he listens!!!! So I think it comes down to me, being his mother, and he, being 6....I think it is normal!! Just my opinion!!!
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Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 (beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma)
Jake-6 (peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-3 1/2 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig and EE)
Savannah-1 (milk and egg)

Posted on: Fri, 03/02/2007 - 1:13pm
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We saw a definate improvement in ds's asthma symptoms after starting Singulair. We also saw a HUGE change in his behavior. It said to use at night, and we just switched to the morning. Also, after a few weeks he must have adjusted to it because he was back to his old self.
But it definately made him HYPER in the beginning.

Posted on: Fri, 03/02/2007 - 9:13pm
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Posted on: Sat, 03/03/2007 - 11:15am
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My son has been on Singulair for several months now - ever since he was diagnosed with asthma. Prior to the diagnosis he had a tonsillectomy. Tonsils were so big he was having apnea and didn't get a good nights sleep. After the tonsils came out he was really hyper for several weeks. It seemed like he could finally get a decent breath of air and so activity wouldn't tire him out after a few minutes. Then when the asthma developed we saw him tire out after just 5 minutes of jumping around. Once the asthma was being treated he was back to his high energy self. So I view Singulair, Qvar, and albuterol as medicines that allow him to be as active as he wants to -which makes him seem like a hyper kid. If he hadn't had the tonisllectomy with the dramatic improvement in energy level I would suspect the meds were making him hyper. But I know that the increased activity level I saw after the tonsillectomy cleared his airway was what he would be like if everything were normal.

Posted on: Sun, 03/04/2007 - 11:48pm
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I have also wondered if my son's medication could have a bearing on his behavior. I know for a fact that he cannot tolerate zyrtec and a cough syrup (can't remember the name).
He takes singular and allegra daily. He is very smart, very well behaved for the most part, isn't a rough and tumble touchy boy. BUT, he lacks some self control at school in talking too much, using his time wisely etc. I attempted to take him off his meds last winter thinking it would be a safe time, but after 4 days, his asthma started kicking in and I really didn't see a change.
He has been taking singular since he was 3 and I didn't see a big change when he started taking it.
So, I kind of chalk it up to his age (8) and that it's just his personality.

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