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MONTELUKAST+LEVOCETIRIZINE

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LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST belongs to a class of drugs called antihistamines or anti-allergics. It treats sneezing, runny nose, and allergic skin conditions 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.

LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST is a combination of anti-allergic drugs, 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.

LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Your dose will depend on your health condition and how you respond to LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST. You may sometimes experience nausea, skin rash, diarrhoea, vomiting, dry mouth, headache, skin rash, and fatigue. Most of these side effects of LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST 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 LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST 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 LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST.

Uses of MONTELUKAST+LEVOCETIRIZINE

Allergies/Allergic reactions, Hay fever.

Medicinal Benefits

LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST 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.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of MONTELUKAST+LEVOCETIRIZINE

  • 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 LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST. If you are supposed to undergo skin testing, the doctor might advise you to stop taking LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST 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 LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST. Please consult your doctor immediately if you experience aggression, anxiety, or depression after taking LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST. 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 LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST 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 LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST as it stopping abruptly may lead to an acute attack of asthma.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST 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: LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST 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 LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST as it has severe interaction.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • DICLOFENAC
  • NAPROXEN
  • IBUPROFEN
  • FLUCONAZOLE
  • MICONAZOLE
  • ASPIRIN
  • VORICONAZOLE
  • AMIODARONE
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      unsafe

      It is not advised to consume alcohol while taking LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST as it leads to excessive drowsiness.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      safe if prescribed

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

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      safe if prescribed

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

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      caution

      LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST should be used with caution while driving as it may interfere with driving capabilities. You may feel drowsy or sleepy after taking LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      safe if prescribed

      LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST can be safely taken, and usually does not affect the people with a liver condition.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of kidney diseases/conditions as dose adjustment might be required.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      caution

      LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST is not recommended for children below two years of age without the doctor's consent. However, consult your paediatrician before giving LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST to your child

    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.

    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

    LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST is used to treat allergies/allergic reactions and hay fever.

    LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST is a combination of anti-allergic drugs, namely: 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.

    LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST 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.

    No, LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST should not be taken if you are intolerant to sugar; please get in touch with your doctor before taking LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST to avoid any unpleasant side effects.

    No, LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST will not help in reducing general fever. LEVOCETIRIZINE+MONTELUKAST is an antiallergic and primarily helps reduce allergic reactions, including seasonal allergies known as hay fever.

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