Joli - posted on 04/14/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son has been coughing a lot after running around inside and outside and especially at night when he's sleeping. This started recently and I'm worried because I have severe asthma and his father has severe allergies. Took him to his ped. and he said he probably has exercise-induced asthma/allergies. He wants him to take Singulair (powder form)...but we're very hesitant as we've heard bad things about Singulair an the side effects.
I'm very familiar with Asthma, and am hoping that this is light asthma. I'm not thrilled about having to put my 2 year old on steroids or albuterol yet. But, I'll do whatever I have to do to allow him to breathe with ease.
Right now, I'm giving him Zyrtec. It's helping somewhat, but it's not stopped the coughing. I've called his ped. to get a referral to an allergist and a ped. pulmonologist, but he's really pushing us to give him Singulair. It's frustrating...he's OUR child and my gut feeling is not to give him this medicine!!!
Can anyone tell me an alternative to Singulair? I didn't think there was any for a 2 year old. But, any suggestions are welcome! Also, if you have negative or positive feedback for Singulair, feel free to share.