There are currently Singulair mental health lawsuits against Merck & Co. from Singulair users who say that the drug caused them to experience suicidal ideation and other adverse mental health symptoms. If you or a loved one took Singulair and experienced suicidal ideation or other adverse Singulair mental health symptoms, you may be eligible for compensation. Please contact a Singulair lawyer today.
Patients experiencing asthma or severe allergies may benefit from taking Singulair (montelukast). It is a successful drug manufactured by Merck & Co. Singulair was granted U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 1998, and by 2004, it was generating $2.62 billion in revenue.
There were concerns by 2009 that Singulair might negatively impact patients' mental health. That year, the FDA altered its warning about the drug to include “neuropsychiatric events.” According to the FDA, the drug's adverse mental health side effects might include “postmarket cases of agitation, aggression, nervousness, dream abnormalities and hallucinations, depression, insomnia, irritability, restlessness, suicidal thinking and behavior (including suicide), and tremor.”
Since the beginning of Singulair, there has been growing concern regarding the potential for severe mental health problems, including suicidal thoughts and attempts at suicide. In March 2020, the FDA began requiring a “black box” warning label on every unit of Singulair, warning of these risks. The FDA now warns against treating seasonal or chronic allergies with Singulair, except when no other medication is effective for that 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. Read on for answers to four frequently asked questions about the Singulair Mental Health Lawsuits.
How Were the Singulair Mental Health Symptoms Discovered?
In addition to the increased suicidal ideation and Singulair-associated neuropsychiatric incidents reported to the FDA by the Singulair Sentinel Initiative, the FDA was concerned about an association between Singulair and suicide in humans. Montelukast was found to lead to suicide in 82 cases. The patient’s age was not reported in 18 of the case reports. At least 45 patients with a reported suicide were older than 17, 19 of them were younger than 17, and 18 of them did not report the patient’s age. The blood-brain barrier is a protective barrier that prevents harmful substances from entering the brain. This barrier is breached when the drug molecule enters the brain, indicating that the drug may also cross it and subsequently enter the brain. The FDA subsequently revised its assessment of the mental health risks associated with taking Singulair risks associated with taking Singulair. Medication is used to treat patients based on their unique condition.
What Are the Singulair Mental Health Symptoms
A wide range of adverse Singulair mental health symptoms have reportedly been experienced by Singulair users. These include: Suicidal thoughts, potentially escalating to suicidal ideation and attempted suicide
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.
Am I Eligible for the Singulair Mental Health Lawsuits?
If you or a loved one took Singulair and has since experienced any of the above adverse mental health symptoms, you may be eligible for a Singulair lawsuit. If successful, you could win compensation for any financial losses incurred due to your symptoms, including medical costs, as well as damages for pain and suffering.
Call a Singulair Lawyer today about a Singulair Lawsuit
If you or a loved one is suffering from adverse Singulair mental health symptoms, you may be eligible for compensation. A Singulair Lawyer is standing by ready to review your case for free. Call Singulair Lawyer Timothy L. Miles at (855) Tim-M-Law or click here and submit the contact form.
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