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Review: could Singulair cause Insomnia?

Summary: Insomnia 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 Albuterol, and have Asthma.

We study 41,231 people who have side effects while taking Singulair from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,297 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Singulair

Singulair has active ingredients of montelukast sodium. It is often used in asthma. (latest outcomes from 42,883 Singulair users)

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 143,724 Insomnia patients)

On Jan, 27, 2015: 41,231 people reported to have side effects when taking Singulair. Among them, 1,297 people (3.15%) have Insomnia.

Trend of Insomnia in Singulair reports

Time on Singulair when people have Insomnia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Insomnia27.88%22.84%10.82%14.90%13.70%8.41%1.44%

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Singulair * :

FemaleMale
Insomnia67.63%32.37%

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Singulair * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insomnia0.47%18.60%14.21%2.59%7.46%14.05%20.33%22.29%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Singulair ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia0.00%64.00%28.00%8.00%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Insomnia14.29%42.86%42.86%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Asthma (449 people, 34.62%)
  2. Hypersensitivity (166 people, 12.80%)
  3. Depression (88 people, 6.78%)
  4. Multiple allergies (86 people, 6.63%)
  5. Osteoporosis (80 people, 6.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Albuterol (234 people, 18.04%)
  2. Zyrtec (152 people, 11.72%)
  3. Flovent (108 people, 8.33%)
  4. Prednisone (104 people, 8.02%)
  5. Ambien (100 people, 7.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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