December 20, 2011 by Jemmy.
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Singulair is a prescription drug approved for the treatment of asthma and allergic rhinitis. It helps adults and children who suffer from asthma as well as allergies. Singulair is the first asthma treatment used to prevent asthma attacks in adults and children 12 months and older. It is also used to help relieve symptoms of indoor and outdoor allergies in adults and children 2 years and older.
Singulair is a well-tolerated drug. However, all medicines may cause side effects, but many people tolerate this drug without problems or minor side effects. The most common side effects of Singulair include:
• Diarrhea, dizziness
• Earache or ear infection
• Runny nose
• Sore throat
• Stomach upset
• Trouble sleeping
• Upper respiratory infection
Singulair contains the active ingredient Montelukast and it is a leukotriene modifier, which can lead to sinus inflammation and flulike symptoms. Call you doctor immediately if you or your child have experienced any of these serious side effects:
• An severe allergic reaction ,such as skin itching, rash, swelling, and trouble breathing
• Anxiety, depression
• Behavioral changes
• Muscle weakness
• Numbness, tingling
• Severe sinus pain
• Worsening asthma or allergies
It is not a complete list of possible side effects of Singulair. Call your doctor or a pharmacist for more information. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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