Singulair and Acne - from FDA reports


Summary

Acne is found among people who take Singulair, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Symbicort, and have Asthma . We study 60,163 people who have side effects while taking Singulair from FDA. Among them, 130 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 Singulair 63,286 users)

Acne

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) has been reported by people with birth control, acne, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 44,696 Acne patients).

On Feb, 05, 2017

60,163 people reported to have side effects when taking Singulair.
Among them, 130 people (0.22%) have Acne


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Singulair cause Acne?

Time on Singulair when people have Acne *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 100 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Acne when taking Singulair *:

  • female: 61.24 %
  • male: 38.76 %

Age of people who have Acne when taking Singulair *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 4.12 %
  • 10-19: 16.49 %
  • 20-29: 11.34 %
  • 30-39: 13.4 %
  • 40-49: 20.62 %
  • 50-59: 7.22 %
  • 60+: 26.8 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Asthma (49 people, 37.69%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (8 people, 6.15%)
  • Hypersensitivity (7 people, 5.38%)
  • High Blood Pressure (6 people, 4.62%)
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency (6 people, 4.62%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Symbicort (28 people, 21.54%)
  • Xolair (19 people, 14.62%)
  • Spiriva (17 people, 13.08%)
  • Zyrtec (15 people, 11.54%)
  • Xopenex (11 people, 8.46%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Headache (35 people, 26.92%)
  • Rashes (31 people, 23.85%)
  • Fatigue (27 people, 20.77%)
  • Itching (25 people, 19.23%)
  • Dizziness (24 people, 18.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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