Review: could Singulair cause Urinary Retention?


Urinary retention is found among people who take Singulair, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Levaquin, and have Asthma . We study 47,995 people who have side effects while taking Singulair from FDA and social media. Among them, 174 have Urinary retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Urinary retention and more.

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Singulair has active ingredients of montelukast sodium. It is often used in asthma. (latest outcomes from Singulair 49,741 users)

Urinary Retention

Urinary retention (the inability to completely or partially empty the bladder) has been reported by people with fever, gait disturbance, weakness, urinary tract infection, hypotension (latest reports from 16,078 Urinary retention patients).

On Aug, 28, 2016

47,995 people reported to have side effects when taking Singulair.
Among them, 174 people (0.36%) have Urinary Retention

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Singulair cause Urinary retention?

Time on Singulair when people have Urinary Retention *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 28.57 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 42.86 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.29 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Urinary Retention when taking Singulair *:

  • female: 52.91 %
  • male: 47.09 %

Age of people who have Urinary Retention when taking Singulair *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.36 %
  • 10-19: 1.36 %
  • 20-29: 2.72 %
  • 30-39: 5.44 %
  • 40-49: 10.2 %
  • 50-59: 25.17 %
  • 60+: 53.74 %

Severity if Urinary Retention when taking Singulair **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Urinary Retention **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Asthma (30 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (19 people)
  • Pain (11 people)
  • Breast Cancer (10 people)
  • Osteoporosis (9 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Levaquin (53 people)
  • Lasix (52 people)
  • Protonix (48 people)
  • Oxycontin (48 people)
  • Vicodin (47 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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