The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it is requiring a boxed warning for montelukast (sold under the brand name Singulair®) for risk of neuropsychiatric events associated with the drug. Singulair and Montelukast are used to treat asthma and allergic rhinitis (hay fever).
FDA WARNING DETAILSThe warning follows the FDA’s review of continued reports of neuropsychiatric events with Singulair® (montelukast). FDA Warning:
• Tics or tremors
• Diagnosed Depression
• Diagnosed Sleep Disorders
• Suicidal thoughts
• Suicidal actions
“With today’s action, the FDA aims to make sure patients and medical providers have the information available to make informed treatment decisions. Importantly, there are many other safe and effective medications to treat allergies with extensive history of use and safety, such that many products are available over the counter without a prescription.”
Sally Seymour, M.D., director of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Rheumatology Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.
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