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Friday, July 10, 2009 Robbie, Community Member, asks

Q: Is there a generic drug that works as well as singulair?

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
7/13/09 3:46pm

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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starbutterfly, Community Member
8/26/09 2:45pm

Hi Robbie,

There is a generic for Singulair. It is just not availible in the U.S because of patent laws. Its availible in India and can be found through www.progressiverx.com for a really big discount.  The FDA only alows individuals to import a 90 supply of medications from overseas and shipping can take a few weeks, so if you go this option make sure you plan ahead. Good luck.

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mazimo, Community Member
4/ 8/10 8:27am

Does any body have a feedback about progressiverx

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marlys, Community Member
2/19/10 11:42am

is there a generic form of singulair??

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mazimo, Community Member
4/ 8/10 8:26am

Does any body have a feedback about progressiverx.

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By Robbie, Community Member— Last Modified: 01/04/11, First Published: 07/10/09