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Singulair Linked to Suicide?

If you take the allergy and asthma medication Singulair (which I do, by the way), you'll want to know that the FDA is investigating its link to depression and suicidal tendencies. Used by both children and adults, possible side effects can also include tremors and anxiety. It's been reported that at least three people who were taking Singulair have committed suicide.

Neither the FDA nor Merck (the makers of this drug) recommend that you stop taking it, unless you have noticed severe mood changes or other symptoms. Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns.

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drnanc drnanc 9 years
I, too, have taken Singulair for years with no side effects. I hope they don't go overboard and rip it off the market. Too many people benefit from the drug.
sabrebelle sabrebelle 9 years
I have marked mood changes when taking Singulair (including anger and suicidal thoughts), and I'm glad that the side-effects are finally being publicized. All too often, drug companies are allowed to discount side-effects that have life-altering consequences for many people, making treatment much more difficult.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
that is scary~!
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 9 years
I hope it's just by coincidence. I don't take this medication, but I can see that a lot of people do.
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
I have asthma, which is what I take Singulair for along with Zyrtec for my allergies. I have been taking Singulair forever and have never felt anything like depressed. I think it depends on the person.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
lightheaded lightheaded 9 years
I have taken Singulair forever... it is the best allergy drug I've found! If I DON'T take it, I might be moody and depressed... hehe. Anyways, this seems so weird to me! Never any problem!
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
erm... well I have anxiety. But I've been taking Singulair forever and never had any side effects before so that'd be weird.
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