If you have taken singulair and experienced suicidal ideation or other adverse Singulair mental health symptoms, contact a Singulair lawyer today
Singulair (montelukast) is a drug prescribed to patients suffering from asthma or severe allergies that can provide symptom relief and help them manage their condition. It is a very successful drug for its manufacturer, Merck & Co. (Merck). Singulair received the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) marketing approval in 1998; by 2004, Singulair was doing $2.62 billion in sales.
But by 2009, there were concerns that Singulair may have an adverse effect on its users’ mental health. That year, the FDA updated its potential side effect warning about Singulair to include the potential for “neuropsychiatric events.”
The FDA warned that the potential adverse mental health symptoms could include: ”postmarket cases of agitation, aggression, anxiousness, dream abnormalities and hallucinations, depression, insomnia, irritability, restlessness, suicidal thinking and behavior (including suicide), and tremor.”
These concerns have only grown over time — in March 2020, the FDA began requiring a “black box” warning label (the FDA’s highest danger advisory) on every unit of Singulair, warning of the potential for severe mental health symptoms, including suicidal ideation and attempted suicide.
In light of these mounting concerns, the FDA now advises against the use of Singulair to treat seasonal or chronic allergies, except in cases where no other medication works for that specific patient.
Merck & Co. is now facing Singulair mental health lawsuits from Singulair users who allege that the medication caused them to experience adverse mental health symptoms, including suicidal ideation. If you or a loved one have taken singulair and experienced suicidal ideation or other adverse Singulair mental health symptoms, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact a Singulair Lawyer today.
How Were the Singulair Mental Health Symptoms Discovered?
The FDA based their new warnings and recommendations on Singulair-associated neuropsychiatric incidents that were reported to the FDA’s Sentinel Initiative, as well as animal studies and reports of suicides. The FDA identified 82 cases where a suicide was linked to montelukast. Forty-five cases involved a patient older than 17, 19 involved one younger than 17, and 18 case reports did not indicate the patient’s age. A study of montelukast in mice found the drug molecule inside the brain, indicating that the drug can cross the blood-brain barrier. This would suggest that montelukast/Singulair could enter and harm the brain as well. The combination of all this information caused the FDA to update their assessment of the possible mental health risks posed by the Singulair mental health symptoms.
What Are the Singulair-Associated Neuropsychiatric Incidents ?
The Singulair mental health symptoms include a wide range of Singulair-associated neuropsychiatric incidents that have reportedly been experienced by Singulair users. These include Suicidal thoughts, potentially escalating to suicidal ideation and attempted suicide as well as:
If you or a loved one has experienced any of these Singulair-associated neuropsychiatric incidents or any other Singulair mental health symptoms, you may have grounds for a Singulair lawsuit against the drug manufacturer if you meet the Singular Lawsuit Criteria. Contact Singulair Lawyer Timothy L. Miles today for a free case evaluation who can answer any question you have as well as let you know if you do meet the Singulair lawsuit criteria and may be eligible for a Singulair mental health lawsuit and possibly entitled to substantial compensation.
Should I Stop Taking Singulair?
You should talk to your doctor about your options before making any changes. The FDA has expressed concerns that not all doctors and healthcare providers are currently aware of the updated understanding of Singulair’s risk profile, so make sure that your doctor knows about the March 2020 FDA update and if you are experiencing Singulair mental health symptoms.
Should I Report any Singulair Mental Health Symptoms?
Yes, the FDA is encouraging people who had a problem related to prescription medications to report the problem through the MedWatch Voluntary Reporting Form or call 1-800-332-1088 for more information. Make sure to provide all information including dosage, how long you have been taking Singulair, and which Singulair mental health symptoms you suffered including any Singulair-associated neuropsychiatric incidents.
What Is a Singulair Lawsuit?
A Singulair Lawsuit is a demand from the defendant for monetary compensation by patients who took Singulair and subsequently suffered adverse Singulair mental health symptoms, or experienced Singulair-associated neuropsychiatric incidents. The lawsuits allege the defendants made a defective drug and failed to warn physicians about its carcinogenic properties. If eligible you may participate in a Singulair lawsuit and possibly be entitled to substantial compensation. A Singulair Lawyer can answer these questions and is available anytime just give us a call or submit the form below for a free case evaluation.
Do I Meet the Singulair Lawsuit Criteria?
If you or a loved one took Singulair and has since experienced any of the above adverse Singulair mental health symptoms, you most likely meet the Singulair Lawsuit Criteria. If successful, you could win compensation for any financial losses incurred as a result your Singulair mental health symptoms, including medical costs, as well as damages for pain and suffering. If you have more questions on the Singulair Lawsuit Criteria, call Singulair Lawyer Timothy L. Miles today for a free and confidential case evaluation who can listen to you case and let you know if you may meet the Singulair lawsuit criteria.
What Can I Get Out of a Singulair Lawsuit?
If you meet the Singulair lawsuit criteria you could be eligible for substantial compensation as a result of having suffered Singulair mental health symptoms. A successful plaintiff is entitled to compensatory damages which would include compensation for things such as:
If your case proceeds to trial it is also possible the court could impose punitive damages, intended to punish the defendant for their actions. For more information, contact Singulair Lawyer Timothy L. Miles today.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Singulair Lawyer?
It does not cost anything to hire a Singulair lawyer. We take all cases on a contingency basis which means we do not get paid unless we win your case. A Singulair Lawyer can listen to your story and look at all the facts and determine if you meet the Singulair lawsuit criteria, and if so, will explain the process and answer any questions you may have. Call Singulair Lawyer Timothy L. Miles today for a free case evaluation.
Call a Singulair Lawyer today about a Singulair Lawsuit
If you or a loved one is suffering from adverse Singulair mental health symptoms, or experienced Singulair-associated neuropsychiatric incidents, you may meet the Singulair Lawsuit Criteria and be eligible for compensation. A Singulair Lawyer is standing by ready to review your case for free, and if we take your case, you will not pay anything up front; you will no pay at all unless we win your case.
Call Singulair Lawyer Timothy L. Miles at (855) Tim-M-Law or by submitting the form below for a free case evaluation to discuss a Singulair Lawsuit. A Singulair Lawyer can explain the process and answer any questions you may have.
Timothy L. Miles is a nationally recognized shareholder rights attorney raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Miles was recently selected by Martindale-Hubbell® and ALM as a 2022 Top Ranked Lawyer, 2022 Top Rated Litigator. and a 2022 Elite Lawyer of the South. Mr. Miles also maintains the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, their highest rating for both legal ability and ethics. Mr. Miles is a member of the prestigious Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers: The National Trial Lawyers Association, a superb rated attorney by Avvo, a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by Premier Lawyers of America (2019) and recognized as a Distinguished Lawyer, Recognizing Excellence in Securities Law, by Lawyers of Distinction (2019). Mr. Miles has published over sixty articles on various issues of the law, including class actions, whistleblower cases, products liability, and more. Please visit our website.
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