Compare Atrovent vs. Singulair
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
First choice inhaler for controlling mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Makes it easier to breathe.
Singulair (montelukast) has fewer side effects but doesn't work as well as some inhaled medications for asthma and allergies.
3.7/ 5 average rating with 557 reviewsforSingulair
- The nebulizer is available in generic.
- Available in combination with albuterol in case Atrovent (ipratropium) by itself is not enough to control your symptoms.
- Although not a first-line treatment, Singulair (montelukast) can effectively help children and adults with their asthma and allergies.
- You only need to take it once a day.
- Available as chewable tablets or granules that you can mix with food.
- Singulair (montelukast) has fewer side effects than inhaled medications.
- Effects don't last long so it needs to be used multiple times a day.
- Doesn't work fast enough to be used as a rescue inhaler for COPD attacks.
- The inhaler is only available in brand name.
- Even as a generic, Singulair (montelukast) is still expensive.
- May not be a good choice if you have a history of mental conditions.
- Singulair (montelukast) can't be used as a rescue inhaler if you get an asthma attack.
- Nebulizer solution
- Chewable tablet
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10possible side effects
- COPD attack8%
- Shortness of breath8%
- Influenza like symptoms4%
- Dry mouth4%
- Back pain2%
- Urinary tract infection2%
13possible side effects
- Stomach pain3%
- Lack of energy2%
- Upset stomach2%
- Dental pain2%
- Stomach infection2%
- Stuffy nose2%
- Abnormal liver function tests2%
Risks and risk factors
- Not a rescue inhaler
- Serious allergic reaction
- COPD attack
- Urination problems
- Benign prostate hyperplasia
- Urinary neck obstruction
- Asthma attacks
- Exercise-induced asthma
- Other environmental triggers
- Aggression and agitation
- Blood disorder
- Recent treatment with corticosteroid medicine
- Lowering dose of corticosteroid medicine
- Phenylketonuria (PKU)