Singulair

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  1. tomtrout

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    Are cadets allowed to take Singulair? Thanks
     
  2. Pima

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    If I am correct that is prescribed for long term asthma treatment, and asthma is def. a DQ issue. So the answer would be no.
     
  3. tomtrout

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    Thanks. Are there any allergy medications perscription or over the counter allowed? Thanks
     
  4. Pima

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    Honestly, I don't really have the answer for allergy meds. OTC is allowed, but not all OTC especially if they are eventually going to become fliers. For example, AFRIN is a NO-NO because it is highly addictive.


    Your best bet is to go to the help desk on DoDMERV that MullenLE set up prior to leaving this site.

    P.S., traditionally from what I understand they are looking at the length and severity of the medical issue when it comes to allergies regarding DQ.
     
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    This medication also had an indication for allergic rhinitis.
     
  6. Just_A_Mom

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    Singulair is often used to control seasonal allergies and works very well for that in some people.

    The issue is not can they take it but what medical condition do they have that requires it's prescription. If you are taking Singulair and applying then that will come up and be addressed in the process of the physical and medical history.

    If a current cadet has a medical condition and the physician chooses to prescribe it then certainly it would be allowed. If that medical condition develops and is determinded to be incompatible with military service, that would be addressed by a medical board.
     

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