Singulair = Merck
What is it with drugs from that company?
This is a relatively rare adverse drug reaction. All drugs have them. Docs need to be able to recognize them.
IMHO, Vioxx was a bum rap. These patients probably had underlying coronary artery disease. If they were taking aspirin, they should have been taking it 1 - 2 hours before they took any Vioxx or any nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for pain. They interfere with aspirin's irreversible inhibition of platelet aggregation. They inhibit platelet aggregation but only reversibly. Platelets are formed elements of the blood that make up blood clots, in addition to proteins.