Review: could Singulair cause Acne?


Summary

Acne is found among people who take Singulair, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Symbicort, and have Asthma . We study 59,071 people who have side effects while taking Singulair from FDA and social media. Among them, 125 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 61,069 users)

Acne

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) has been reported by people with ulcerative colitis, pain, crohn's disease, intestinal haemorrhage, colitis (latest reports from 43,459 Acne patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

59,071 people reported to have side effects when taking Singulair.
Among them, 125 people (0.21%) have Acne


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Singulair cause Acne?

Time on Singulair when people have Acne *:

  • < 1 month: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 25.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Acne when taking Singulair *:

  • female: 62.1 %
  • male: 37.9 %

Age of people who have Acne when taking Singulair *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 4.26 %
  • 10-19: 15.96 %
  • 20-29: 12.77 %
  • 30-39: 17.02 %
  • 40-49: 18.09 %
  • 50-59: 6.38 %
  • 60+: 25.53 %

Severity if Acne when taking Singulair **:

  • least: 28.57 %
  • moderate: 71.43 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Acne **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Asthma (47 people, 37.60%)
  • Acne (10 people, 8.00%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (8 people, 6.40%)
  • Hypothyroidism (8 people, 6.40%)
  • Hypersensitivity (7 people, 5.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Symbicort (24 people, 19.20%)
  • Spiriva (15 people, 12.00%)
  • Zyrtec (14 people, 11.20%)
  • Xolair (14 people, 11.20%)
  • Advair Diskus 100/50 (11 people, 8.80%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Headache (32 people, 25.60%)
  • Fatigue (24 people, 19.20%)
  • Pruritus (22 people, 17.60%)
  • Dizziness (21 people, 16.80%)
  • Dyspnoea (20 people, 16.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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