Review: could Singulair cause Insomnia?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 4, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 41,040 people who take Singulair. Among them, 1,202 have Insomnia. See who they are, when they have Insomnia and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Singulair (latest outcomes from 42,754 users) has active ingredients of montelukast sodium. It is often used in asthma, allergies. Commonly reported side effects of Singulair include dyspnoea exacerbated, breathing difficulty, asthma aggravated, asthma, fatigue.
Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 754,164 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Feb, 17, 2014: 39,215 people reported to have side effects when taking Singulair. Among them, 1,222 people (3.12%) have Insomnia.
Time on Singulair when people have Insomnia * :
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Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Singulair * :
Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Singulair * :
Severity of Insomnia when taking Singulair ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Insomnia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Asthma (435 people, 35.60%)
- Hypersensitivity (161 people, 13.18%)
- Multiple allergies (85 people, 6.96%)
- Depression (83 people, 6.79%)
- Rhinitis allergic (76 people, 6.22%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Albuterol (229 people, 18.74%)
- Zyrtec (148 people, 12.11%)
- Prednisone (103 people, 8.43%)
- Flovent (102 people, 8.35%)
- Ambien (96 people, 7.86%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Was on Cymbalta for 1 yr, it worked for depression & then the effectiveness was reduced, the depression increased & anxiety increased so I went off of it and had horrible side effects. I have been unable to funciton. This was 2 months ago, I had to be put on Pristiq, but now I am experiencing rapid thoughts, headaches & I think it is the combination of adderall xr & Pristiq. Also beware of using seroquel for sleep. I got myself off of that in Jan & it took me months of no sleep & I am still struggling to get to sleep each night. None of these drugs will continue to work, you must have talk therapy to eventually get rid of your depression & anxiety.
Gary Krietsch on Jan, 20, 2011:
i've been on pristiq for almost a month and had hypomania for 2 weeks exactly. it tapered off to where i function alright. with hypomania i had racing thoughts and felt that i could grasp quantum physics or learn a foreign language in a week.i call it the superman syndrome. you become fearless and bulletproof. i slept about 4 hours a day heavily medicating myself with xanax and ambien. i still sleep about 4 or 5 hours a day. i still wonder where the hypomania fits into this picture. i am by no means bi-polar but now am anxiety and depression free. this is a wonder drug for me.
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