Singulair and smell question

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   Posted 12/10/2011 1:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone,
I started taking singulair about a week ago and I was wondering: is it normal that I get the feeling that more air is entering my lungs?
Also, I smell more things. Is it also normal?


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   Posted 12/10/2011 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Singulair is a leukotriene inhibitor. Leukotrienes are chemicals your body releases when you breathe in an allergen (such as pollen). In turn, it also eases inflammations in the lungs (or opens them up). So yes, it's normal to feel like you can draw more in while on Singulair. When I first started on it, it felt like I was sucking on a cold wind pipe. That feeling went away after a while. The way it works can also help your sinus passages, which allow more "smells".
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