MONTELUKAST SODIUM Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • the flu
  • abnormal liver function tests

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • throat irritation
  • a common cold
  • fever
  • headache
  • cough
  • diarrhea
  • runny nose
  • intense abdominal pain
  • ear inflammation

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • infection and inflammation of the stomach and intestines
  • nearsightedness
  • bronchitis
  • an infection of the skin and the tissue below the skin

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • a bacterial infection of the middle ear
  • stuffy nose
  • a toothache
  • a type of allergy that causes red and itchy skin called atopic dermatitis
  • dizziness
  • low energy
  • a skin rash
  • generalized weakness

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • chickenpox
  • decreased blood platelets
  • increased eosinophils in the blood
  • suicidal behavior
  • suicidal thoughts
  • feelings of hostility
  • pink eye
  • allergic reaction causing inflammation of blood vessels
  • pneumonia
  • pneumonia with high amount of eosinophil white blood cells
  • inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines
  • liver damage
  • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • erythema nodosum, a skin condition with red and painful nodules
  • hives
  • seizures
  • nosebleed
  • pyuria, or white blood cells in the urine
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • inflammation of the liver with stoppage of bile flow
  • a sleep disorder called night terrors
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
  • pancreatitis
  • Churg-Strauss syndrome

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • an infection due to a virus
  • confusion
  • stuttering
  • chronic muscle twitches or movements
  • nightmares
  • agitation
  • depression
  • aggressive behavior
  • laryngitis
  • indigestion
  • a type of skin condition with redness and itching called eczema
  • itching
  • joint pain
  • muscle pain
  • cramps
  • drowsiness
  • memory loss
  • difficulty sleeping
  • muscle tremors
  • numbness
  • visible water retention
  • heart throbbing or pounding
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • involuntary leakage of urine
  • nervousness
  • bruising
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • irritability
  • abnormal dreams
  • sleepwalking
  • a change in the ability to pay attention
  • anxious feelings

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