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Review: could Singulair cause Insomnia?

We study 41,189 people who have side effects while taking Singulair from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,204 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Singulair

Singulair (latest outcomes from 42,848 users) has active ingredients of montelukast sodium. It is often used in asthma.

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 757,392 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.

On Sep, 11, 2014: 41,189 people reported to have side effects when taking Singulair. Among them, 1,296 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
Insomnia27.95%22.89%10.84%14.94%13.73%8.43%1.20%

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Singulair * :

FemaleMale
Insomnia67.61%32.39%

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Singulair * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insomnia0.47%18.62%14.22%2.59%7.46%14.06%20.35%22.23%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Singulair ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia0.00%62.50%29.17%8.33%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Insomnia16.67%33.33%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Asthma (449 people, 34.65%)
  2. Hypersensitivity (166 people, 12.81%)
  3. Depression (88 people, 6.79%)
  4. Multiple allergies (86 people, 6.64%)
  5. Osteoporosis (80 people, 6.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Albuterol (234 people, 18.06%)
  2. Zyrtec (152 people, 11.73%)
  3. Flovent (108 people, 8.33%)
  4. Prednisone (104 people, 8.02%)
  5. Ambien (99 people, 7.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • 4 year old son personality changed with in a week of starting singular 4 mg chew tablets for his asthma. He went from being a very calm child to very scared and easily upset. He would break down very easily and it would take 30 min to almost 1 hour to calm him down over the simplest things. He would whine and throw tantrums that he would never do even when he was 1-2 years old. He became aggressive with the children at school and started hitting. He would have night terrors and would refuse to go to sleep often not falling asleep until 1am when his normal bedtime is 8pm. no changes in schedule have occurred other than changing his medication from zyrtec to singulair. He would tell us that he was sad and scared and he would cry. We stopped giving him the singulair and within a week he was back to his normal happy calm personality. His sleep pattern returned to normal and he stopped hitting at school. He said he doesn't feel sad anymore and he isn't scared. He was on singulair for 2 months.

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