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Monticope Tablet 10's

Manufacturer

Mankind Pharma Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

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Product Details

About Monticope Tablet 10's

Levocetirizine belongs to a class of drugs called antihistamine or anti-allergic. It treats sneezing, runny nose, and allergic skin due to various allergies and hay fever (seasonal allergy). An allergy is an immune system response to foreign elements typically not harmful to your body. These foreign elements are known as 'allergens.' Allergic condition varies from person to person. Some might be allergic to certain foods and seasonal allergies like hay fever, pollen or pet dander. One of the main symptoms of allergy is cough, which acts as a reflex action in the throat when mucus or foreign irritant enters the respiratory system.

Monticope Tablet 10's is a combination of anti-allergic drugs, consisting of two medicines: Levocetirizine and Montelukast, primarily used to treat allergic symptoms. Levocetirizine blocks the effects of a chemical messenger known as 'histamine,' which is naturally involved in allergic reactions. It helps relieve allergy symptoms such as sneezing, running nose, watery eyes, itching, swelling, congestion, or stiffness. Montelukast is a leukotriene antagonist, which blocks a chemical messenger (leukotriene) and reduces inflammation and swelling in the nose. Collectively, both of them help to improve symptoms and relieve allergic symptoms.

Monticope Tablet 10's is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Your dose will depend on your condition and how you respond to Monticope Tablet 10's. You may sometimes experience nausea, skin rash, diarrhoea, vomiting, dry mouth, headache, skin rash, and fatigue. Most of these side effects of Monticope Tablet 10's are temporary, do not require medical attention, and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.

Consume only if the doctor prescribes it. Never encourage self-medication or suggest your medicine to someone else. You should not take the Monticope Tablet 10's if you are allergic to levocetirizine or montelukast, have severe liver or kidney problems, or have epilepsy. Check with your doctor if you're pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking other prescribed or non-prescribed medicines. If you are taking painkillers or allergy medication, please inform your doctor before starting Monticope Tablet 10's.

Uses of Monticope Tablet 10's

Allergies/Allergic reactions, Hay fever.

Medicinal Benefits

Monticope Tablet 10's is an anti-allergic medication which contains Levocetirizine and Montelukast. Levocetirizine is an antihistamine (anti-allergy) which blocks the effects of a chemical messenger (histamine) naturally involved in allergic reactions. Thus, it helps relieve allergy symptoms such as sneezing, running nose, watery eyes, itching, swelling, congestion, or stiffness. On the other hand, Montelukast is a leukotriene antagonist, which blocks a chemical messenger (leukotriene) and reduces inflammation and swelling in the nose and lungs, making it easy to breathe. Collectively, both of them help to improve symptoms and treat a broad range of allergic conditions, thereby minimizing symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, coughing, watery eyes etc.  

Directions for Use

Tablet/Capsule: Swallow it as a whole with water; do not crush, break or chew it.Dispersible Tablet: Check the label for directions before use. Disperse the tablet in the prescribed amount of water and swallow the contents. Do not crush, chew or swallow as a whole.Oral Suspension/Oral Drops/Syrup: Shake the bottle well before use. Check the label for directions and take Monticope Tablet 10's in doses as prescribed by your doctor with the help of a measuring cup or dropper.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Monticope Tablet 10's

  • Nausea
  • Skin rash
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Skin rash
  • Fatigue (Weakness)

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you have kidney problems, dose adjustment might be required; the doctor will do it depending upon your disease's condition. Please inform your doctor if you have a problem passing urine and have epilepsy (fits) before starting Monticope Tablet 10's. If you are supposed to undergo skin testing, the doctor might advise you to stop taking Monticope Tablet 10's 72 hours before the test as it decreases response to skin prick test. Patients should be cautioned against getting engaged in work that requires too much mental alertness, like operating machinery or driving a motor vehicle after intake of Monticope Tablet 10's. Please consult your doctor immediately if you experience aggression, anxiety, or depression after taking Monticope Tablet 10's. It is advised to avoid contact with known allergens (allergy-causing agents) such as pollen, dust, etc. Certain food items are known to cause allergies to you. Concurrent use of Monticope Tablet 10's with alcohol or other antidepressants should be avoided to reduce your mental alertness. Even if you are asymptomatic and feel good, do not stop taking the Monticope Tablet 10's as it stopping abruptly may lead to an acute attack of asthma.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Monticope Tablet 10's may have an interaction with other anti-allergic drugs, pain killers (ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac), blood thinners (aspirin), antifungals (fluconazole, miconazole, or voriconazole), heart medications (amiodarone).

Drug-Food Interactions: Monticope Tablet 10's may interact with a multi-mineral or other herbal/ayurvedic supplements, St. John's wort plant (used for depression). So, if you are using any of the OTC items, please tell your doctor.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Patients affected with liver/kidney disease, epilepsy, and alcoholism should not take Monticope Tablet 10's as it has severe interaction.

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    It is not advised to consume alcohol while taking Monticope Tablet 10's as it leads to excessive drowsiness.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    Your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before prescribing them. Please consult your doctor.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    Your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before prescribing them. Please consult your doctor.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    Monticope Tablet 10's should be used with caution while driving as it may interfere with driving capabilities. You may feel drowsy or sleepy after taking Monticope Tablet 10's.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Monticope Tablet 10's can be safely taken, and usually does not affect the people with a liver condition.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    Monticope Tablet 10's to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of kidney diseases/conditions as dose adjustment might be required.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Some anti-inflammatory compounds in ginger can relax membranes in the airways, reducing coughing.
  • The immune system is affected by stress and raises the risk of being sick. An individual can exercise regularly, meditate, do deep breathing, and try progressive muscle relaxation techniques to relieve stress.
  • Try to sleep 7-9 hours each night to stay fit and safe.
  • It is advised to avoid contact with known allergens (allergy-causing agents) such as pollen, dust, etc. Certain food items are known to cause allergies to you.
  • Maintain personal hygiene and keep your surroundings clean.

Special Advise

  • Staying hydrated is vital for those with a cough or cold. Drinking liquids at room temperature can alleviate cough, runny nose, and sneezing.

Other Information (MON0148)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Mar-23

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Allergies: Allergies are the reaction of the immune system to a foreign material that is usually not harmful to the body. These foreign substances are referred to as 'allergens.' Allergic reactions differ from person to person. Some people may be allergic to certain foods or suffer from seasonal allergies such as hay fever. On the other hand, others may be allergic to pollen or pet dander.

Hay fever: Hay fever/allergic rhinitis is an allergic reaction to pollen, typically when it comes into contact with the mouth, nose, eyes and throat. Hay fever symptoms include sneezing and coughing, a runny or blocked nose, itchy, red or watery eyes, itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears, loss of smell, pain around the temples and forehead, headache, earache and feeling tired.

FAQs

Monticope Tablet 10's is a combination of anti-allergic drugs, consisting of two medicines: Levocetirizine and Montelukast. Levocetirizine blocks the effects of a chemical messenger known as 'histamine,' which is naturally involved in allergic reactions. It helps relieve allergy symptoms such as sneezing, running nose, watery eyes, itching, swelling, congestion, or stiffness. Montelukast is a leukotriene antagonist, which blocks a chemical messenger (leukotriene) and reduces inflammation and swelling in the nose. Collectively, both of them help to improve symptoms and relieve allergic symptoms.

Monticope Tablet 10's is a non-sedative antihistamine providing instant relief from allergic conditions; however, in some people, it may cause sleepiness and induce some drowsiness in the day. Hence you are recommended to take it in the nighttime if you are experiencing excessive drowsiness during the day.

Depending upon the severity of allergic conditions due to allergens, Monticope Tablet 10's can be safely taken daily until you get complete relief and as long as your doctor has advised you to take it.

No, Monticope Tablet 10's should not be taken if you are intolerant to sugar; please get in touch with your doctor before taking Monticope Tablet 10's to avoid any unpleasant side effects.

Hay fever is a seasonal allergy caused due to outdoor or indoor allergens, like pollen, dust mites, or pet danders (like tiny flecks of skin and saliva shed by cats, dogs, fur or feathers). It leads to cold-like symptoms (running nose, watery eyes).

No, Monticope Tablet 10's does not have any effect on fertility. However, please inform your doctor if you are trying to get pregnant and taking the Monticope Tablet 10's.

No, Monticope Tablet 10's will not help in reducing general fever. Monticope Tablet 10's is an antiallergic and primarily helps reduce allergic reactions, including seasonal allergies known as hay fever.

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Country Of Origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Unichem Laboratories Ltd., Unichem Bhavan, Prabhat Estate, Off S.V.Road, Jogeshwari (West), Mumbai – 400 102

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