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Singulair (montelukast) pediatric side effects?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Usually none

The list of possible side effects for singulair (montelukast) is long, but most are the same symptoms kids get all the time from common illnesses, meaning kids got sick while testing the medication: headache, flu-like symptoms, stomach ache, cough, dizziness, fatigue, decreased appetite, rash, fever, itching, hives, ear infections, colds, anxiety, restlessness, tremor, sleep issues.
Rarely, serious ones happen.

In brief: Usually none

The list of possible side effects for singulair (montelukast) is long, but most are the same symptoms kids get all the time from common illnesses, meaning kids got sick while testing the medication: headache, flu-like symptoms, stomach ache, cough, dizziness, fatigue, decreased appetite, rash, fever, itching, hives, ear infections, colds, anxiety, restlessness, tremor, sleep issues.
Rarely, serious ones happen.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: Almost none

It is a pretty safe drug.
There was some unproven concern about depression in adolescents.

In brief: Almost none

It is a pretty safe drug.
There was some unproven concern about depression in adolescents.
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
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Dr. Neeta Jain
Pediatrics

In brief: Behavioral problems

Have seen some patients having severe behavioral disorders, sometimes aggression, hyperactivity.

In brief: Behavioral problems

Have seen some patients having severe behavioral disorders, sometimes aggression, hyperactivity.
Dr. Neeta Jain
Dr. Neeta Jain
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