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Thursday, September 10, 2009 Monica, Community Member, asks

Q: does singulair have steroids in it and could it cause weight gain

Would like to know for my daughter who just turned 6 and she has been gaining weight.

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John Bottrell, Health Pro
9/12/09 1:14am

I have never heard of Singulair causing weight gain.  For a complete list of possible side effects of this medicine check out this link.

phymel59, Community Member
3/31/10 1:57pm

I agree.  My 6 year old who is very active has also gained alot of weight in the last 3-6 months.  The only thing I could think of is she started taking Singulair.  After reading reviews, I do believe it could have something to do with the weight gain.

Tobe, Community Member
5/ 5/11 10:03pm
I have been taking Singulair for 3 years in spring (regularly for 3 months). Each year I've noticed a 5 lbs weight increase and I amm 100% sure it's only because of Singulair. Reply
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By Monica, Community Member— Last Modified: 05/05/11, First Published: 09/10/09