Singulair vs. Flonase

Are Singulair and Flonase the Same Thing?

Singulair (montelukast) and Flonase (fluticasone) are used to treat allergic rhinitis.

Singulair is also used in to treat asthma and to prevent exercise-induced narrowing of the airways.

Singulair and Flonase belong to different drug classes. Singulair is a leukotriene receptor antagonist and Flonase is glucocorticoid.

Singulair is available by prescription only and Flonase is available over-the-counter (OTC).

What Are Possible Side Effects of Singulair?

Common side effects of Singulair include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Flonase?

Common side effects of Flonase include:

What Is Singulair?

Singulair (montelukast) is a leukotriene receptor antagonist drug used in the treatment of asthma and allergic rhinitis. Singulair is also indicated for prevention of exercise-induced narrowing of the airways.

What Is Flonase?

Flonase (fluticasone) is a synthetic steroid of the glucocorticoid family of drugs and is prescribed for the control of symptoms of allergic and non-allergic rhinitis.

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What Drugs Interact With Singulair?

Singulair may interact with phenobarbital or rifampin

What Drugs Interact With Flonase?

Drug interactions and warnings include Norvir (ritonavir) and Nizoral (ketoconazole). Taking either one of these drugs with Flonase may increase the blood concentrations of Flonase and potentially increase its side effects.

How Should Singulair Be Taken?

The following doses of Singulair are recommended: For adults and adolescents 15 years of age and older: one 10-mg tablet. For pediatric patients 6 to 14 years of age: one 5-mg chewable tablet. For pediatric patients 2 to 5 years of age: one 4-mg chewable tablet or one packet of 4-mg oral granules. For pediatric patients 12 to 23 months of age: one packet of 4-mg oral granules. Singulair may interact with phenobarbital or rifampin.

How Should Flonase Be Taken?

The recommended starting dosage of Flonase in adults is 2 sprays (50 mcg of fluticasone propionate each) in each nostril once daily (total daily dose, 200 mcg).

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References

RxList. Singulair Side Effects Drug Center.
https://www.rxlist.com/voltaren-gel-drug.htm#medguide
RxList. Flonase Side Effects Drug Center.
https://www.rxlist.com/flonase-side-effects-drug-center.htm

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