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asking about montelukast for children

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@mshamdann– Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I understand what you mean. Sometimes there are just niggling questions that need to be asked. I remember when my son was still a baby with a bad cough. It broke my heart. I am assuming that your son takes Chewable Montelukast. I believe that its brand name is Singulair. I have also taken it for allergies. I don't have asthma but sometimes I have needed something stronger.

I'm not a neurologist but most of the severe side effects that could happen are related to mood changes, such as depression and suicide. I know, I'm the bearer of bad news. But remember that not all children develop this. But it does bears watching.

Also, the FDA has issued warnings about this.
https://www.scarymommy.com/fda-black-box-warning-montelukast-singulair/
https://www.drugs.com/fda-alerts/1654-0.html
Has your son exhibited any signs of emotional upsets (I know that 3-year-olds can be difficult!)?.

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hi
thanks for your responce … i live in Jordan country the brand name for the medicine is Montal … my son have some behavioral problems .. frankly he is aggressive and have some sharp behavior a little bit .. since his 1st moments in life ( i mean before he take this medicine) but i am asking about this medicine specifically cause there is a doctor told me that this drug affect on childs brain and on nervous system for children IN THE FUTURE .. i didnt talk about the rare side effects which written in the Prescription come with this drug no i mean in the future and after a long period of using this drug that will harm the brain and nervous system for child .. IS THAT TRUE ??? Is THERE ANY STUDY SUPPORT THIS ASSUMBTION ??

thanks

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