An asthma drug is being used to treat minor coughs and allergies, despite its potentially serious side effects. Photo: Shutterstock

Nightmares, hallucinations, depression: side effects of asthma drug prescribed to children for minor coughs and hay fever

  • Montelukast is commonly prescribed for severe asthma, especially in children, but it can have serious psychological side effects
  • The US FDA issued a warning, but many doctors are unaware of the risks and even prescribe it for coughs and allergies
Topic |   Medicine
An asthma drug is being used to treat minor coughs and allergies, despite its potentially serious side effects. Photo: Shutterstock
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