Review: could Singulair cause Sjogren's Syndrome?


Summary

Sjogren's syndrome is found among people who take Singulair, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Enbrel, and have Asthma . We study 59,071 people who have side effects while taking Singulair from FDA and social media. Among them, 39 have Sjogren's syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Sjogren's syndrome 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)

Sjogren's Syndrome

Sjogren's syndrome (a disease that causes dryness in the mouth and eyes) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, drug ineffective, joint pain, malaise (latest reports from 4,293 Sjogren's syndrome patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

59,071 people reported to have side effects when taking Singulair.
Among them, 39 people (0.07%) have Sjogren's Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Singulair cause Sjogren's syndrome?

Time on Singulair when people have Sjogren's Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 62.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Sjogren's Syndrome when taking Singulair *:

  • female: 94.87 %
  • male: 5.13 %

Age of people who have Sjogren's Syndrome when taking Singulair *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 6.06 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 9.09 %
  • 50-59: 48.48 %
  • 60+: 36.36 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Asthma (10 people, 25.64%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (4 people, 10.26%)
  • Osteoporosis (4 people, 10.26%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (4 people, 10.26%)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (3 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (7 people, 17.95%)
  • Nexium (7 people, 17.95%)
  • Enbrel (7 people, 17.95%)
  • Methotrexate (6 people, 15.38%)
  • Lyrica (6 people, 15.38%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (13 people, 33.33%)
  • Pain (9 people, 23.08%)
  • Myalgia (9 people, 23.08%)
  • Asthma (8 people, 20.51%)
  • Arthralgia (7 people, 17.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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