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    Old 06-07-2008, 07:50 AM   #1
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    Montelukast

    HEllo everyone.

    I've been an allergies sufferer for a long time, and some times when some ear and nose clogging affected me, I used to take Clarityn-D to ease things up.

    Because of some drug dealing problem in Mexico, pseudoephedrine became a forbidden drug, so anything -D disappeared from the local scene

    My question is: A doctor prescribed me Montelukast for my current allergic issues, so I wonder if this drug has a similar unclogging effect on ear and nose, like pseudoephedrine or is a completely different thing?

    Thanks.

     
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    Old 06-07-2008, 05:54 PM   #2
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    Re: Montelukast

    No, unfortunately, it's a completely different kind of drug - sudafed is a decongestant, montelukast is a leukotriene inhibitor that stops the release of one of the chemicals involved in an allergic reaction.

     
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    Re: Montelukast

    Thanks a lot for the answer.

    So Montelukast might help me with the allergic reaction but it won't deal with it's ear/nose clogging effects.

    Is there anything similar to sudafed, or some alternative that you may know to deal with this clogging/extra liquid in ears and nose, to ease things up?

    Thanks again.

     
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    Re: Montelukast

    Nothing that I'm aware of - fortunately we can still get sudafed here in the states - but I don't think there's another good decongestant out there. You might ask the doctor to prescribe a steroid nasal spray like Flonase - it won't help much with a short term flare up but will help keep the swelling down over time.

     
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