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What could cause Excessive Eye Blinking for a 65-year old woman?

Summary: 4,924 female patients aged 65 (±5) who take the same drug are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 65 year old female patient who has Dry eye syndrome. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What is the drug

Singulair (latest outcomes from 42,863 users) has active ingredients of montelukast sodium. It is often used in asthma.

What is the condition

Dry eye syndrome (latest reports from 1,040 patients) can be treated by Restasis.

What is the symptom

Excessive eye blinking (excessive blinking is dry eyes) (latest reports from 616 patients) has been reported by people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, schizoaffective disorder.

On Oct, 30, 2014: 4,924 females aged 64 (±5) who take Singulair are studied

Singulair outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 64

Gender: female

Conditions: Dry eye syndrome

Drugs taking:
- Singulair (montelukast sodium): used for 1 - 2 years

Side effects have: severe excessive eye blinking

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports on eHealthMe
Excessive Eye Blinking (excessive blinking is dry eyes)3 (0.07% of females aged 64 (±5) who take the drug)

(as an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Symptom (click a symptom for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Excessive Eye Blinking in Dry Eye Syndrome1 (2.86% of females aged 64 (±5) who have Dry eye syndrome)

(as an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Side effect (click a side effect for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Excessive Eye Blinking in Singulair3 (0.07% of females aged 64 (±5) who take Singulair)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Singulair is effective20.00%
(2 of 10 people)
(7 of 21 people)
(9 of 11 people)
(7 of 14 people)
(15 of 28 people)
(12 of 22 people)
(5 of 15 people)
(0 of 1 people)

Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
DyspnoeaAllergic Granulomatous AngiitisAllergic Granulomatous AngiitisAllergic Granulomatous AngiitisAllergic Granulomatous AngiitisDepressionInsomniaDyspnoea
Allergic Granulomatous AngiitisAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedPain In ExtremityNauseaNeuropathy PeripheralAnxietyNauseaAsthma
Stevens-johnson SyndromeAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedLoss Of ConsciousnessDizzinessDizzinessRotator Cuff SyndromeAnxietyNausea
InsomniaBlood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedVasculitisFatigueNauseaDiabetes MellitusAtrial Fibrillation/flutterDrug Ineffective
DepressionDepressionWhite Blood Cell Count IncreasedCoughSuicidal IdeationStress FractureEustachian Tube DysfunctionCough
DiarrhoeaBlood Alkaline Phosphatase IncreasedVomitingRashDepressionLow Turnover OsteopathyFrequent HeadachesFatigue
Liver DisorderWhite Blood Cell Count IncreasedAdverse EventDepressionUrinary RetentionUrinary Tract DisorderAbdominal PainHeadache
Drug HypersensitivityBlood Bilirubin IncreasedCardiac Failure CongestiveMyalgiaFatigueLiver Function Test AbnormalPostnasal DripPneumonia
MalaiseGamma-glutamyltransferase IncreasedPainHeadacheChest PainCataractDiarrhoeaDizziness
Chest PainMalaiseNauseaAbdominal PainCystitis NosCardiac DisorderSpinal Stenosis NosArthralgia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

You can also:

You are not alone! Join a related mobile support group:
- support group for people who take Singulair and have Excessive Eye Blinking
- support group for people who have Excessive Eye Blinking and Dry eye syndrome
- support group for people who have Dry Eye Syndrome
- support group for people who have Excessive Eye Blinking
- support group for people who take Singulair

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    (Asked by a 66 year old woman who has Cervical Myelopathy, Asthma, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Adrenal Insufficiency, and takes Tramadol, Venlafaxine Hydrochloride, Synthroid, Prednisone, Singulair)
    I have been taking tramadol 400 mg a day for 15 years. I was just told to stop cold turkey in preparation for cervical myelogram in 2 days. I'm extremely concerned about withdrawal symptoms! What is the risk of continuing the tramadol?

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    (Asked by a 65 year old woman who has Had A Triple By~pass Last August, and takes Omeprazole, Crestor, Clarinex, Montelukast Sodium, Furosemide)
    I am adding the other two meds which will not be allowed in the Med List ... Flovent Inhaler, and Motoprolol Tartrate. My Singular prescription is actually Montelukast Sodium ~ I am concerned about my feet and leg swelling with fluid ... this occurred prior to my open heart but after I was doing fin ...

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Common symptoms:

Women of age 60+ with Dry Eye Syndrome:
  1. Eye pain (16 reports)
  2. Eye irritation (16 reports)
  3. Heart attack (15 reports)
  4. Depression (14 reports)
  5. Pneumonia (12 reports)
  6. Back pain (12 reports)
  7. Sprains (12 reports)
  8. Coronary heart disease (12 reports)
  9. Respiratory distress (12 reports)
  10. Chest pain (12 reports)

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