Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: candy | 2008/06/07

Q.

Singulair Sprinkles

Hi there

I want to make sure of something. My son is 20 weeks old. When he was 10 weeks he got RSV and was in hospital.
After about two months I took him to the paed to see if he was still okay. I saw my son has a bit of a dry cough. My paed said I should give my son singulair sprinkles. I read the package insert and it doesnt say anything about giving babies the sprinkles. It only says from the age of 2. Is it safe? I dont want to go to the paed just to ask this question.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Singulair Sprinkles have been shown to be safe for babies as young as 3 months old.However this medicine is used for asthma and also for short periods in young children who have had RSV chest infections. It is not necessary for your baby to still be on Singulair more than two months after his RSV infection.

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Posted by: janine | 2014/07/14

Hi. I asked my gp if he knows what can help my son 2 years for his eczema.he said it is not shown on it but apparently singular sprinkels can also help for eczema.is this true???

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Posted by: Janine Ferreira | 2016/08/11

Did the sprinkles help for the eczema? My son is 5months and Ped prescribed the sprinkles yesterday...

Posted by: elize | 2013/08/28

Hi My son is 3 years now, and he has been on this from the age of 4 months, when he got better I stopped using it, he was then in and out of hospital (in the last year, 8 times) with chest infections, so bad that he was getting adult antibiotiks, then the docter said I should start using this again, he doesnt have asma, but has a asma like chest, then we found out he has a lot of allergies (dust, grass, some trees even) and then I started using allergie medicine for him stopped the singulair, and the seroflo asma pump he is using together, and in a weeks time he is so sick with brongitus again, so its back then to singulair and seroflo, the only problem is its so so expensive, and my medical aid is not paying for it, but singulair is the best, my child cant go without it

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Posted by: nedine | 2013/06/13

Id love to find out: My son has been on 5 antibiotics in the last 3 months for tonsils, tonsils, bronchitis and Tonsils again... He almost always has a bad wet cough and runny nose because he is in school (he is 11 months old) And the dr prescribed Singulair for him for a 20 day period to check if its getting better, he is much better, still a bit of a cough but much better than 2 weeks ago. How long can we continue giving him the Singulair?

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Posted by: Debbie | 2013/05/10

Hi My Daughter was in hospital with RSV she is 9months old and our Pead prescribed Singulair for her to take for the next 6weeks.

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Posted by: Ilza | 2008/06/07

My son had the same but only got RSV at 4mths. And I am currently giving it to him as per pead he is 18mths and 2 weeks now.

I am sure it is fine as the pead would not have given it in the first place if not sae.

Goodluck

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