Side effects of singulair (montelukast) taken for allergies?

Pretty benign. Singulair (montelukast) is generally well tolerated. The biggest concern is that recent reports of psychiatric issues have been reported that would require stopping the medications.

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Is Singulair (montelukast) as dangerous as Google makes it out to be? My Dr wanted me to try it for my allergies but I'm scared to after reading side effects listed!

No and yes. Singulair (montelukast) is widely considered to be exceedingly safe. 2% of the time or less, side effects such as dizziness, abdominal discomfort, liver stress, skin rash or weakness occur and it can worsen lung/respiratory/nasal disease about 1% of the time. NOT a rescue medication for asthma. Very rarely; it is reported to have unusual neuropsych effects (suicidal ideation, hallucination, agitation, etc) Read more...

Can long-term use of Singulair and Levocetirizine (for chronic allergies) cause side effects: liver damage, low sex drive/libido? Can't use sprays.

Not really. but you need to keep the follow up with your doctor, both drugs aren't known for the side effects you noted, Singular may cause liver problems, but not related to long term use rather due to a reaction by some patients even after few doses, rare. If you have chronic allergies,you need an allergist evaluation with regular follow up as you may need different approach,check aaaai.org for an allergist. Read more...

What are the side effects of singulair (montelukast) in children?

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. Read more...

How likely am I to experience the rare psychological side effects of singulair, (montelukast) and how soon would I notice them?

Side Effects. The most common side effect of singulair (montelukast) is going to be fever, headaches. This happened at about 18% of patients. Around 2% of patients will have dizziness, fatigue. If you were going to develop symptoms, they will usually occur when you started taking the medication. Read more...

Singulair (montelukast) pediatric side effects?

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. Read more...
Behavioral problems. Have seen some patients having severe behavioral disorders, sometimes aggression, hyperactivity. Read more...

If I wanted to go off Singulair (montelukast) due to negative side effects what would the tapering off schedule look like?

Talk to your doctor. Do not stop any medication without telling your doctor. If he feels you do not need 'Singulair', or there are alternatives, 'Singulair' does not need to be "tapered". You can just stop it. but, if you stop it without talking to your doctor, you run the risk of asthma symptoms coming back. Read more...