Do we have any experience here with Singulair or the generic montelukast?
(I looked for prior threads, but didn’t find any particularly on-topic.)
I consulted with a pulmonologist Friday about chronic bronchitis with periodic exacerbations, occasionally resulting in Emergency Room visitations (most recently, December 28-30). Pulmonologist added montelukast to my ever-growing personal pharmacopoea.
Do we have any experience here to share? On one hand, it seems to be a good med for the purpose, allegedly with rare side-effects. On another hand, I’ve been reading the horror stories on places like Rxlist. :eek: Mostly, it was the neuropsychiatric side-effects – severe mood changes, for the worse, sleep disturbances, cognitive disturbances… and mostly, it was parents’ horror stories of these effects on their children. (Of course, I understand that it’s mostly the people with horror stories who post there. There were a few glowing testimonials among them.)
One class of horror stories stood out: There were a great many adults who said that brand-name Singulair worked just fine for them, but then the generic montelukast came out, and their insurance companies forced them to switch to the generic, and all the shit hit the fan. The desired effects were reduced or totally lost, while the gruesome side effects all began. They had to quit using it, or go back to the brand-name at their own expense.
Those neuro side effects all seem scary!
Any experiences / good stories / horror stories / whatever with which to regale me?