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Review: could Singulair cause Sjogren's syndrome?

Summary: Sjogren's syndrome could be caused by Singulair, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Prednisone, and have Asthma.

We study 41,129 people who have side effects while taking Singulair from FDA and social media. Among them, 22 have Sjogren's syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Sjogren's syndrome and more.

On Apr, 9, 2014: 41,064 people reported to have side effects when taking Singulair. Among them, 22 people (0.05%) have Sjogren's Syndrome. They amount to 0.23% of all the 9,585 people who have Sjogren's Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sjogren's syndrome in Singulair reports

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

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sjogren's syndrome0.00%62.50%12.50%0.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Sjogren's syndrome91.30%8.70%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sjogren's syndrome0.00%0.00%9.09%0.00%0.00%9.09%54.55%27.27%

Severity of Sjogren's syndrome when taking Singulair ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Sjogren's syndrome ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Asthma (5 people, 22.73%)
  2. Osteoporosis (4 people, 18.18%)
  3. Bronchitis (3 people, 13.64%)
  4. Narcolepsy (2 people, 9.09%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (2 people, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (5 people, 22.73%)
  2. Albuterol (5 people, 22.73%)
  3. Progesterone (4 people, 18.18%)
  4. Prilosec (4 people, 18.18%)
  5. Methotrexate (4 people, 18.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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