Parents are calling for new warning labels on a common asthma tablet that has been linked to cases of suicidal thoughts and depression in children as young as four.

Melanie (who does not want her surname used) said her six-year-old son Harrison suffered what his doctors called “a psychotic breakdown” after being on Singulair.

Melanie said her usually friendly, affectionate child began flying into uncontrollable rages, upending furniture and gnashing his teeth with his face contorted with rage.

“I was incredibly shocked when I realised that a little chewable tablet to control his asthma symptoms could possibly be linked to such severe psychological symptoms.”

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