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Review: could Singulair cause Acne?

Summary: Acne is found among people who take Singulair, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Symbicort, and have Asthma.

We study 41,239 people who have side effects while taking Singulair from FDA and social media. Among them, 58 have Acne. Find out below who they are, when they have Acne and more.

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Singulair

Singulair has active ingredients of montelukast sodium. It is often used in asthma. (latest outcomes from 42,897 Singulair users)

Acne

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) has been reported by people with birth control, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 33,131 Acne patients)

On Feb, 11, 2015: 41,231 people reported to have side effects when taking Singulair. Among them, 63 people (0.15%) have Acne.

Trend of Acne in Singulair reports

Time on Singulair when people have Acne * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Acne28.57%14.29%14.29%14.29%28.57%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Acne when taking Singulair * :

FemaleMale
Acne57.14%42.86%

Age of people who have Acne when taking Singulair * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acne0.00%4.92%29.51%8.20%22.95%21.31%0.00%13.11%

Severity of Acne when taking Singulair ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Acne33.33%66.67%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Acne ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Acne0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Asthma (25 people, 39.68%)
  2. Acne (13 people, 20.63%)
  3. Hypothyroidism (4 people, 6.35%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (3 people, 4.76%)
  5. Chronic myeloid leukaemia (3 people, 4.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Symbicort (15 people, 23.81%)
  2. Accutane (13 people, 20.63%)
  3. Qvar 40 (10 people, 15.87%)
  4. Omalizumab (10 people, 15.87%)
  5. Nasonex (9 people, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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