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Review: could Montelukast cause Skin rash?

Summary: Skin rash could be caused by Montelukast, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Chantix, and have Smoking cessation therapy.

We study 3,014 people who have side effects while taking Montelukast from FDA and social media. Among them, 93 have Skin rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin rash and more.

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Montelukast sodium

Montelukast sodium (latest outcomes from 3,125 users) has active ingredients of montelukast sodium. It is often used in asthma.

Skin rash

Skin rash (redness) (latest reports from 966,512 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 3,014 people reported to have side effects when taking Montelukast sodium. Among them, 93 people (3.09%) have Skin Rash. They amount to 0.01% of all the 963,226 people who have Skin Rash on eHealthMe.

Trend of Skin rash in Montelukast sodium reports

Time on Montelukast sodium when people have Skin rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Skin rash100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Skin rash when taking Montelukast sodium * :

FemaleMale
Skin rash70.30%29.70%

Age of people who have Skin rash when taking Montelukast sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Skin rash0.00%4.41%4.41%2.94%16.18%20.59%27.94%23.53%

Severity of Skin rash when taking Montelukast sodium ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Skin rash ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (28 people, 30.11%)
  2. Asthma (20 people, 21.51%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (16 people, 17.20%)
  4. Hypertension (11 people, 11.83%)
  5. Blood cholesterol (9 people, 9.68%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Chantix (31 people, 33.33%)
  2. Albuterol (14 people, 15.05%)
  3. Lisinopril (14 people, 15.05%)
  4. Humira (11 people, 11.83%)
  5. Zyrtec (10 people, 10.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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