Could your child’s anxiety, depression or cutting be linked to Singulair?

We have begun collecting medical information this week from parents whose children experienced negative side effects after taking the drug Singulair.  The data so far has been shocking to say the least.

There are so many striking similarities among the side effects experienced by kids all over the country.  So far, the most common side effects include:

  • suicide
  • severe depression
  • panic disorder/social anxiety
  • severe nightmares
  • suicidal thoughts
  • self-mutilation
  • violence or aggressive behavior.

A large majority of these children have visited psychiatrists, been prescribed very strong medication and have fallen behind in school as a result. And while some doctors have acknowledged the connection between Singulair and these behaviors, others have dismissed the concerns of Singulair moms —thus forcing them to take matters into their own hands.

While I certainly do not recommend stopping a drug treatment without consulting a doctor, its interesting to note the results of discontinuing the drug.  99% of the parents I have talked to reported having a “completely different kid” after stopping Singulair.  Grades began to improve, the aggression, suicidal thoughts and terrors stopped and most of them were able to come off of their anti-psychotic medicine.

Sound familiar? How to get help:

If these stories sound strikingly familiar to you, its important to know that you are not alone in this struggle.  There is an excellent forum/support group going on over at medications.com.  Furthermore, while there are no definitive studies linking the drug to these side effects as of yet, I highly recommend that you send a complaint to the FDA regarding your experience.  One of the mother’s at medications.com has found a contact person at the FDA who is looking into reports of suicide and suicidal behavior.   You can share your Singulair story with her by emailing sarah.sellers@fda.hhs.gov .

Finally, if you are interested in taking legal action against Merck, please email us your story as well.  If we can compile enough data to show this is a real problem, we may be able to get the ball rolling on a class action lawsuit.  You can email me personally filling this form.

Unless we as parents make this an issue, the drug companies will continue to make billions at the expense of our children’s health.  Its time that we all work together and put a stop to the pharmaceutical giants that could care less about us or our families.

Comments

  1. lynne faraone says:

    Hi Amber, i printed this off,i did cut and copy so i only got your blog,I am going to leave copies in places i go.I wondered if you had thought to talk to any one in the school system,a teacher brought to my attention that the schools were trying so hard to figure out what was going on with kids today,They hold seminars on bulling and such thinking that is the problem.Our school system had 2 suicides in the last year at the high school,prompting the schools to try to figure out what is going on.I will give a copy of this to pupil services,maybe someone will take notice.Good Luck lynne.ps i see your link to this page is gone from medications .com,your choice???

  2. Amber Watson-Tardiff says:

    Hi Lynne,

    Thank you so much for helping us spread the word on this issue. Telling people in the school system is an excellent idea. My best friend is a second grade teacher so I think I will make her my first phone call! And the medications.com link was removed by the site as spam– I sent it out again via the yahoo forum.

    Thank you again for your response!

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