• Robbie Robbie
    July 10, 2009
    Is there a generic drug that works as well as singulair?
    Robbie Robbie
    July 10, 2009

    My doctor insists I take Singulair for my asthma. It doesn't have a generic and is very expensive. Is there anything else I can try that would work as well?

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  • Kathi  MacNaughton
    Health Pro
    July 13, 2009
    Kathi  MacNaughton
    Health Pro
    July 13, 2009

    Hi Robbie,

     

    At this time, there are no generic equivalents to Singulair, unfortunately. In fact, there are not many inexpensive asthma medicines on the market presently. If you go on the Singulair website, they are offering a $20 off coupon you might qualify for. You can also check into various prescription assistance programs.

     

    Another treatment you might try if allergies are at the root of your asthma, is the saline nasal rinse, such as the NetiPot. This is a fairly natural (and inexpensive) way to rinse allergens and mucus out of your nose, which could help make your breathing easier overall. Some people are swearing by this "everything old is new again" treatment.

     

    Good luck!

    Kathi


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