Should Singulair users stop laughing?
Laughter is the best medicine, right? Well, that may not be true for some patients, including those who are taking Singulair to treat their asthma.
Laughter is the best medicine, right? Well, that may not be true for some patients, including those who are taking Singulair to treat their asthma. Researchers from the University of Birmingham and the West Midlands Centre for Adverse Drug Reactions have found that a bout of the giggles could actually trigger an asthma attack (or worse) for some. Their study was recently published in the medical journal BMJ.
What the research says
However, the data retrieved from these two reports also showed a dark side to the funnies. Some patients reported suffering asthma attacks, jaw dislocation, headaches, abdominal hernias and cardiac rupture, to name just a handful. So, well laughter isn't all bad, it does have some drawbacks. Researchers also found that individuals who suffer from epilepsy, strokes or multiple sclerosis are likely to experience pathological causes of laughter.
Yet still, if you suffer from asthma attacks, you'll want to make sure you keep your medication on you at all times. Make sure that you don't miss a dose by ordering from a Canadian pharmacy, especially if you have plans to hit up a comedy show or spend time with an old friend. Experience the benefits of laughter without the risks by taking Singulair every day.