How many milligrams of Singulair should a person take to help with the development of CC from Breast augmentation?

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Singulair for CC

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Singulair is used as a FDA off label usage to treat Capsular Contracture and in some cases of recurrence of capsular contracture in a preventative fashion. This does not apply to you for the following reason: Although capsular contractures following breast augmentation can occur just about anytime, most women start having symptoms around three months after their breast implant surgery. This is because it takes some time for a capsule to form and then to scar down (contracture). Therefore it is probably too early at 3 weeks to be concerned about this problem. Your signs and symptoms are most likely from muscle spasm although other factors could also cause this. Your plastic surgeon should be able to sort this our in short order.

Once a day 10 mg

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The major study that showed the efficacy of Sigulair for Capsular contracture was dosed at 10mg a day for 3 months.  My personal experience shows that this is effective at least 50% of the time.

Singulair for Capsular contraction

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I recommend 10mg Singulair ( 1 tablet) at night for 3 months.  Works best if started early when encapsulation if noted.  This is a costly drug but could save you having revision surgery.  Good luck.

Singulair and capsular contracture

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The dose for singular is usually 10mg by mouth once a day for about three months.  Most plastic surgeons believe that this will help if the capsular contracture is detected early, and the singulair is started early.  I would definitely recommend that you discuss the dosing and efficacy of singulair in the treatment of capsular contracture with your plastic surgeon.  Good luck!

Anureet K. Bajaj, MD
Oklahoma City Plastic Surgeon
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Singulair medication for capsular contraction after breast augmentation

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10 mg of singulair once a day for 3 months is what I've been doing for some time. The only other caveat is that often insurance companies will not cover the cost of it.  I hope this helps!

Singulair and capsular contracture

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I give my patients 10mg daily for three months.  This is by no means a guaranteed treatment as the studies and really small but the risks are rather low, and it may help you breathe better too.  I do a three month course and then re-evaluate.  Talk with your ps to see if this might be something you can try.  

Singulair dose

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If you have a capsular contracture starting, the dose is 10 mg daily, and most surgeons prescribe a 3 month course. Don't stop massage or any other suggested therapy, as they all may help by differing mechanisms.

Thanks for your question, best wishes.


Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon

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