The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that it is requiring a boxed warning – the agency’s most prominent warning – for montelukast (sold under the brand name Singulair and in generic form) to strengthen an existing warning about the risk of neuropsychiatric events associated with the drug, which is used to treat asthma and allergic rhinitis (hay fever).
Thank you, I took Singulair for over a year in which it seemed to work great for allergies and then started having a worsening if symptoms, and developed churg-strauss syndrome. I always warn people about that med-disease connection as it is being correlated although causation has not bern proven. I have heard from others about these neuropsychiatric events. I wouldnt let my child take this med or recommend it to anyone I know due to my personal history and from these new warnings.
KMC, My CSS was diagnosed after a medical crisis-- It was evening and I was struggling to breathe (not long after my ex dropped a bunch of my stuff that was covered in cat and dog dander off to the room I was staying in at my parents house) and I had moved out of his house because of my severe allergies (which seemed controlled with Singualair at first that is why I moved in there but after a year I had asthma symptoms and phlegm and kept needing to go to the ER for breathing treatments and...
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