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mshamdann (@mshamdann)

asking about montelukast for children

About Kids & Teens | Last Active: Feb 5, 2021 | Replies (9)

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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.
Has your son exhibited any signs of emotional upsets (I know that 3-year-olds can be difficult!)?.

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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 ??


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