According to MyAsthmaCentral.com:
"(R)esearchers for the American Lung Association Tuesday announced that they've found no link between the asthma drug Singulair and an increased risk of suicide and depression."
I hate to gloat. I really do. But I have to quote myself here from a post I wrote aptly titled: Some good asthma/COPD drugs get a bad rap.
"While it is possible that Singulair might have a small chance of causing depression, there is also a good possibility this occurrence of depression was a mere coincidence."
Likewise, I also wrote the following in my post My Dr. now prescribing Singulair for allergies:
"I can understand how allergies can get so bad sometimes, that you might rather be dead. There were times when I was a kid, and even as recently as last summer, where the allergies were just unbearable. (Not that I would ever kill myself, I'm just saying that allergies can cause severe misery). Singulair is a great medicine. It has worked a miracle for this RT. I think all asthmatics should at least try it if nothing else works, it beats the alternative of being miserable all the time."
I'm just saying here folks. I'm saying that every patient taking any medication should take it with a grain of salt. If you suspect some side effect to the drug, then you should stop it immediately and call your doctor.
But lets not panic every time an assumption comes out about a drug, especially one that has been so good for so long for so many people like Singulair.