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About MONTELUKAST+FEXOFENADINE

FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST belongs to a class of medication called 'anti-allergic' medication primarily used to treat allergic symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, congestion, stuffy nose or watery eyes. An allergy is a condition that occurs when the immune system reacts to a foreign substance that is typically not harmful to your body. These foreign substances are known as ‘allergens.’ 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, and it acts as a reflex action in the throat when there is any mucus or foreign irritant entry into the respiratory system.

FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST is a combination of two drugs, namely Montelukast (leukotriene receptor antagonist) and Fexofenadine (antihistamine). Montelukast belongs to the class of leukotriene receptor antagonists that works by blocking the action of chemicals called leukotrienes that are released from the lungs causing inflammation (swelling) and increased mucus production in the airways. Thereby, reduces inflammation, mucus production and narrowing in the airways. Fexofenadine belongs to the class of antihistamines (anti-allergic drugs) that works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance responsible for causing allergic reactions.  It helps to provide relief from symptoms of allergy such as sneezing, running nose, watery eyes, itching, swelling, and congestion or stiffness.

Take FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST with or without food as prescribed by your doctor and swallow it whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew or break it. Your doctor will recommend you how often you take FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST based on your medical condition. Some people may experience drowsiness, headache, skin rash, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and fever. Most of these side effects of FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

If you are allergic to FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is advised to inform your doctor before using FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST. FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST is not recommended for children below 12 years of age. If you notice mood changes, causing depression, self-harming thoughts or aggressive behaviour while taking FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST, please consult a doctor immediately. It is advised to maintain 2 hours gap between taking FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST and indigestion remedies containing magnesium and aluminium as taking these medicines at the same time may reduce the absorption of FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST. If you have Lapp lactase deficiency, galactose intolerance or glucose-galactose malabsorption, fits, kidney, liver or heart problems, inform your doctor before taking FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST.

Uses of MONTELUKAST+FEXOFENADINE

Allergic symptoms

Medicinal Benefits

FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST is a combination of two drugs, namely Montelukast and Fexofenadine. Montelukast is a leukotriene receptor antagonist that blocks the action of chemicals called leukotrienes that are released from lungs causing inflammation (swelling) and increased mucus production and in the airways. Thereby, reduces inflammation, mucus production and narrowing in the airways. Fexofenadine is an antihistamine (anti-allergic drugs) that blocks the action of histamine, a substance responsible for causing allergic reactions.  It helps to provide relief from symptoms of allergy such as sneezing, running nose, watery eyes, itching, swelling, and congestion or stiffness.

Directions for Use

Take FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST with or without food as advised by the doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew or break it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of MONTELUKAST+FEXOFENADINE

  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Skin rash
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Fever

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

If you are known to be allergic to FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is advised to inform your doctor before using FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST. FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST is not recommended for children below 12 years of age. Avoid alcohol consumption with FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST as it may increase drowsiness. Drive only if you are alert as FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST may cause drowsiness or dizziness in some people. If you notice mood changes, causing depression, self-harming thoughts, or aggressive behavior while taking FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST, please consult a doctor immediately. It is advised to maintain 2 hours gap between taking FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST and indigestion remedies containing magnesium and aluminium as taking these medicines at the same time may reduce the absorption of FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST. If you have Lapp lactase deficiency, galactose intolerance, glucose-galactose malabsorption, fits, kidney, liver, or heart problems, inform your doctor before taking FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST may interact with drugs used to treat high lipid levels (gemfibrozil), antibiotics (rifampicin, erythromycin), anticonvulsants (phenytoin, phenobarbital), and antifungals (ketoconazole).

Drug-Food Interaction: Avoid consuming certain fruit juices such as orange, apple and grapefruit with FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST as it may reduce the effectiveness of FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST. Also, avoid intake of alcohol with FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST as it may increase drowsiness.

Drug-Disease Interaction: If you have Lapp lactase deficiency, galactose intolerance or glucose-galactose malabsorption, fits, kidney, liver, or heart problems, inform your doctor before taking FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • GEMFIBROZIL
  • RIFAMPICIN
  • ERYTHROMYCIN
  • PHENYTOIN
  • PHENOBARBITAL
  • KETOCONAZOLE
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      unsafe

      Avoid consumption of alcohol with FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST as it may increase drowsiness. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol with FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      caution

      The safety of FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST in pregnant women is unknown. Therefore, it is given to pregnant women only if the doctor thinks benefits outweigh risks.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      It is unknown whether FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST is excreted in human milk. It is given to breastfeeding mothers only if the doctor thinks benefits are greater than risks.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      caution

      FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST may cause dizziness or drowsiness in some people. Therefore, drive only if you are alert after taking FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      caution

      Take FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      Take FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      unsafe

      FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST is not recommended for children below 12 years as the safety and effectiveness were not established.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Add ginger to foods or tea as it contains some anti-inflammatory compounds that can relax membranes in the airways and reduce cough, irritation, and swelling in nasal passages.
    • Staying hydrated is vital for those with a cough or cold. Drink liquids at room temperature to get relief from a runny nose, cough, and sneezing.
    • The immune system is affected by stress and raises the risk of being sick. Do meditation, deep breathing, regular exercise, and try progressive muscle relaxation techniques to get relief from stress.
    • 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.

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Allergy: It is a condition that occurs when the immune system reacts to a foreign substance that is typically not harmful to your body. These foreign substances 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, and it acts as a reflex action in the throat when there is any mucus or foreign irritant entry into the respiratory system.

    FAQs

    What foods are to be avoided while taking FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST?

    You are recommended to avoid taking fruit juices such as orange, apple or grapefruit with FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST as they may reduce the effectiveness of FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST.

    Is FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST used to treat an asthma attack?

    No, FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST is not used to treat asthma attacks. FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST is used to prevent asthma, relieve asthma and allergic symptoms. Therefore, it is recommended to carry a rescue inhaler always to treat asthma attacks.

    Does FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST cause drowsiness?

    Yes, FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST may cause drowsiness. It is not necessary for everyone taking FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST to experience this side effect. Therefore, avoid driving if you feel drowsy or dizzy after taking FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST.

    What happens if I take more than the prescribed dose of FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST?

    You are not recommended to take more than the prescribed dose of FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST as it may cause FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST overdose resulting in symptoms such as vomiting, thirst, headache, stomach pain, tiredness, dry mouth, drowsiness, dizziness and tiredness. However, if you experience any of these symptoms while taking FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST, please consult a doctor immediately.

    Can I stop taking FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST on my own?

    No, you are not recommended to stop taking FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST without consulting your doctor as it may worsen the condition or cause recurring symptoms. Therefore, take FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST for as long as your doctor has prescribed it, and if you experience any difficulty while taking FEXOFENADINE+MONTELUKAST, please consult your doctor.

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