April 30, 2008. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ Mood Swings, Depression, and Attempted Suicide While Taking Singulair ]
Rome, GA Jordon is almost 18 and just about to graduate high school. But earlier this year he didn't think he was going to make either of these landmark occasions. One night in January, to the shock of his friends and family, he tried to take his own life. His actions didn't make sense. But Jordon was taking the asthma drug Singulair-- and had been for the past year.
April 18, 2008. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ A Life Blown to Pieces by Singulair ]
Hyattsville MD Christine started taking Singular for her asthma in 2005. Within a year she became depressed and anxious, she lost her job, was hospitalized repeatedly, and declared bankruptcy. Only now, almost four years later, is Christine aware that the mood changes she experienced while taking Singulair could be directly responsible for the complete breakdown of her life.
April 14, 2008. By Lucy Campbell.
Hermosa Beach; CA: Charyl is happily married with a four-year old son, who, like herself, suffers from asthma and allergies. So, in February 2007 a doctor who specializes in these conditions put them both on the medication Singulair. Shortly afterwards Charyl noticed that she was suffering from depressive thoughts, which she has never suffered from before, and suicidal ideation. These feelings became progressively worse, so much so that she seriously considered admitting herself to hospital in an attempt to find out what was wrong. Finally, on October 1st, 2007, just seven months after she started Singulair, a psychiatrist ordered her to stop taking the drug that very day. Her son is now off it as well, but his behavior has changed.Read [ Singulair - A Very Close Call ]
April 6, 2008. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ "My Daughter Tried To Kill Herself" ]
Leeds, MI Eunice has a beautiful, intelligent 19-year old daughter, Emily, who on the surface, appears to have it all together. She has a good job, and is currently going to college. But Emily has developed depression and suicidal thoughts, and she recently tried to kill herself. She is a chronic asthmatic who has been taking Singulair for approximately four years, and Eunice believes that Singulair may be responsible for Emily's psychological deterioration.
April 3, 2008.
Washington, DC: Until recently Singulair was viewed as the saving grace for allergy and asthma sufferers everywhere. But, recently the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking into making further investigations into the once heralded allergy and asthma drug. The new research into Singulair's side effects comes on the heels of some people taking the drug and realizing that they were experiencing suicidal thoughts and feelings.Read [ Allergy and Asthma Sufferers Experiencing Some Suicidal Feelings from Singulair ]
March 28, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Merck's Singulair: Possible Suicide Link Probed by the FDA ]
Washington, DC Yet another high-profile drug is suddenly under the microscope after reports of suicidal behavior. Singulair, the popular allergy medication marketed by Pharma giant Merck and Co. and raking in sales of $4.3 billion last year, is being scrutinized after what is described as a handful of patient reports have come into the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).