FDA Looks At Singulair, Reports Of Su...

FDA Looks At Singulair, Reports Of Suicide

There are 30 comments on the WNBC New York story from Mar 27, 2008, titled FDA Looks At Singulair, Reports Of Suicide. In it, WNBC New York reports that:

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it is investigating a possible link between Merck's best-selling Singulair and suicide.

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E Alexander

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Mar 27, 2008
I've taken Singulair for several years...even when it was still considered 'experimental.' It has made my life so much easier. I have never - NOT EVER - been depressed or considered any activity other than moving forward with plans for continued good health (and I'm 66 now). Thank you Merck for Singulair.
Sandi Goldstein

Irvine, CA

#2 Mar 27, 2008
Gosh, I've had just the opposite reaction for about four years now, totally update in spite of health problems non related. Don't panic, please users. It's such a great med.
Sandi Goldstein

Irvine, CA

#3 Mar 27, 2008
sorry, my post above should say "totally up beat in spite of health problems..."
john k

Jersey City, NJ

#4 Mar 27, 2008
someone walks in front of a car or train its the train and cars fault. sue the car company and the train company.

“make mine a double, please”

Since: Sep 07

chicago

#6 Mar 27, 2008
john k wrote:
someone walks in front of a car or train its the train and cars fault. sue the car company and the train company.
john, what the hell are you talking about?
Jennifer

AOL

#7 Mar 27, 2008
Oh, my God!!! My daughter who is three has been taking this drug for a year. No wonder why her behavior has gotton so out of hand. Today was the last day she will ever have taken this drug!!!!!!!!!!
depressed

Brooklyn, NY

#8 Mar 28, 2008
not going to make it, j/k singular just gives you ED
Maggie

Chicago, IL

#9 Mar 28, 2008
My son is 4 1/2 and he started taking singular.
When he started and ever since he attitude changed dramatically.
I even questioned my husband and he said it had nothing to do with the medication. I though it did because when i would take him off it he was different. When he started again he was/is always upset. Breaking things and alway wanting to fight with my 7 year old. My 7 year old he was supposed to be on it on a daily basis to but due to me seeing he did not have the need to take it I did not give it to him. But the days he did he could not sleep at night kind like anxiety attacks at night.
I have stop giving my 4 1/2 year old as of the day before yesterday this medication and just keep in on Nebulizer treatments as needed. I true beleive the singualr was causing my 4 1/2 sever mood swings.
Maggie Perez
altese

AOL

#11 Mar 28, 2008
my son has not slept and has been much more anxious since he has been on singulair -I thought it was a bad case of the terrible 2's- he was a good sleeper before BUT because he has suffered so much from allergies and asthma and has been much better WITH HIS BREATHING since on singulair I did not relate the two. I DEFINITELY WILL STOP THE SINGULAIR. BECAUSE NOW I KNOW MERCK IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LACK OF SLEEP THAT MY HOUSEHOLD HAS BEEN SUFFERING FROM
FLUSHING

AOL

#12 Mar 28, 2008
THE FDA SHOULD DEFINITELY LOOK OUT FOR THE CONSUMERS AND NOT THEMSELVES WHEN ALLOWING THE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES TO GET RICHER AND THE POOR PUBLICS' EXPENSE
SHAME ON YOU MERCK
AND SHAME ON YOU FDA
Michele

Spring Lake, NJ

#13 Mar 28, 2008
I have been taking Singulair for over two years now to treat asthma. The reason I love taking it is because I have not suffered a single side effect. As a matter of fact, the best thing is you don't even know you are taking a medication; and, I have reduced the need to use my rescue inhaller by 75%. I was shocked by this claim and in my opinion it must be due to a combination of meds. which are interacting. My meds. are working great together.
Martina

Norfolk, VA

#14 Mar 28, 2008
My 8 year old son has been taking Singulair for a few years. He became a totally different child he suffered from extreme mood changes, hallucinations and suicidal thoughts in 2006. He has been going to a child psycologist for almost 2 years and diagnosed him as bipolar and was put on Abilify (antipyschotic). I just found out yesterday about the effects of Singulair. He will never take this medication again!
Callie B

United States

#15 Mar 28, 2008
Wow.
I am 13 and have server allergies and i take Allegra D and Singulair.
No wonder i was diagnosed with Depression about 1 year ago, right at the same time i started the med.
o.o
XXX

Bronxville, NY

#16 Mar 28, 2008
T started singulair approx 8 years ago with my son,we both suffer with allergies and asthma, I was on and off it for the first 3 years then started perm. for the next 5, ok I was hospitalized 10 days for attemping sucide, after beign very deppressed and feeling down for years. My son is 19 and is very deppressed, has been seeing a phys. do you think it is a co-incident this is happening to both of us.
concerned mom

Woodstock, IL

#17 Mar 28, 2008
maggie, i am in the same boat as you..m 5.5 year old has been out of control lately and i thought that it was her personality because she's always been sassy - but - i think you're right. she can never sleep - she is up til 11 p.m. even though she goes to bed at 7:30 p.m. As of today - no more singulair for my princess. oh my gosh - i can't believe this...i am really disturbed.

thanks for your comment - you confirmed my thoughts. best of luck on our new non-singulair adventure!
Maggie wrote:
My son is 4 1/2 and he started taking singular.
When he started and ever since he attitude changed dramatically.
I even questioned my husband and he said it had nothing to do with the medication. I though it did because when i would take him off it he was different. When he started again he was/is always upset. Breaking things and alway wanting to fight with my 7 year old. My 7 year old he was supposed to be on it on a daily basis to but due to me seeing he did not have the need to take it I did not give it to him. But the days he did he could not sleep at night kind like anxiety attacks at night.
I have stop giving my 4 1/2 year old as of the day before yesterday this medication and just keep in on Nebulizer treatments as needed. I true beleive the singualr was causing my 4 1/2 sever mood swings.
Maggie Perez
Roza from Aus

Glenmore Park, Australia

#18 Mar 28, 2008
My 6 1/2 year old has been off singulair for 3 months as a trial...in the 2 years she has been on it her reactions to events have always seemed to me extreme.she d be upset for realtively minor issues and has even said she should just die or was afraid that her father or I would die...Since the trial off singulair , her headaches have stopped..she still worries about checking for spiders but is now able to be reassurred. This trial off singulair will be permanent
supermom

Woodstock, GA

#19 Mar 28, 2008
My son had asthma troubles since he was six months old. We were averaging two issues a month requiring a huge host of meds. When he turned three he started Singular only in the Fall and Spring months (the times of the attacks). From that point we went three years with no issues. He is eight now and we only have an issue when we travel or start the Singular to late in the season. Yes, sometime I see a mood change but Singular is not the only factor I can point to at these times. There are things like time changes, boredom at school...Normal kid stuff folks. We just have to be parents and watch them, not look for something to blame.
I'm sorry but I love Singular!
paul garcia

Hopkins, MN

#20 Mar 28, 2008
E Alexander wrote:
I've taken Singulair for several years...even when it was still considered 'experimental.' It has made my life so much easier. I have never - NOT EVER - been depressed or considered any activity other than moving forward with plans for continued good health (and I'm 66 now). Thank you Merck for Singulair.
Guess who is gonna get rich? The lawyers!!! Start feeding your kids healthier food, get them some exercise and stop relying on drugs to 'fix" your obviously poor parenting skills. People are shoving way too many drugs down the throats of their kids, and the kids overdose on them because they find out the get a buzz from them. The drug pushers who need to be stopped are PARENTS!!!!
Interesting

Saudi Arabia

#21 Mar 28, 2008
My eleven year old son has been on singulair for three months. He is normally very active but I have noticed that he has been having some anger management issues lately and talking about suicide after minor disagreements with family. I heard about the association between singulair and suicide on late show this morning and found it very alarming. I am surely stopping my son's singulair from today.
Interesting

Saudi Arabia

#22 Mar 28, 2008
Just to add that after being on singulair for three months, it failed to improve his asthma attacks.

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