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You could certainly try it. If you have bad allergies, I don't think Singulair will handle them alone. I take singulair in addition to Allegra. It helps with both my allergies and my asthma. I wouldn't take it alone for either condition, but it does help as an additional approach to getting my symptoms for both under control.

We are on similar regimines. I take Allegra, Singulair, Advair, Flonase, and Astelin for my allergies and asthma. I also use Refresh Tears and Zaditor my eye allergies. I had to discontinue the decongestant version of allergy meds because it was affecting my blood pressure.
Ginger:

Singulair and Claritin are two very different meds that don't do the same thing, but both can benefit people with asthma. Claritin is an antihistamine that helps stop the release of histamines that cause an allergic reaction. You can take Claritin any time and it kicks in pretty quickly to stop the allergic reaction.

Singulair is a leukotriene inhibitor that stops the release of a chemical that causes inflammation as a result of an allergic reaction or other inflammatory disease like asthma. For Singulair to be effective you must take it every day - and many people take an antihistamine like Claritin in addition to Singulair.

You probably shouldn't look at it as an either/or - Singulair, in addition to Claritin, may help control your allergies and asthma but it's important to understand how they're different.