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About RUPATADINE+MONTELUKAST

MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE 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.

MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE is a combination of two drugs: Montelukast (leukotriene receptor antagonist) and Rupatadine (antihistamine). Montelukast belongs to the class of leukotriene receptor antagonists that works by blocking the action of chemicals called leukotrienes released from the lungs, causing inflammation (swelling) and increased mucus production in the airways. Thereby, reduces inflammation, mucus production, and narrowing in the airways. Rupatadine 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 relieve allergy symptoms such as sneezing, running nose, watery eyes, itching, swelling, congestion, or stiffness.

Your doctor will recommend how often you take MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE based on your medical condition. Some people may experience nausea, vomiting, dryness in the mouth, diarrhoea, flu-like symptoms, sleepiness, dizziness, and weakness. Most of these side effects of MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE 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 MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is advised to inform your doctor before using MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE. MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE is not recommended for children below 12 years of age. If you notice mood changes, causing depression, self-harming thoughts, or aggressive behaviour while on MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE, please consult a doctor immediately. It is advised to maintain 2 hours gap between taking MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE, and indigestion remedies containing magnesium and aluminium as taking these medicines simultaneously may reduce the absorption of MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE. MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE is not recommended for people with impaired kidney or liver functions. Do not take grapefruit juice with MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE, as this may increase the level of Rupatadine in your body.

Uses of RUPATADINE+MONTELUKAST

Allergic symptoms.

Medicinal Benefits

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

Directions for Use

Swallow MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE as a whole with water; do not crush, break or chew it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of RUPATADINE+MONTELUKAST

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Diarrhoea
  • Skin rash
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

If you are known to be allergic to MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is advised to inform your doctor before using MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE. MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE is not recommended for children below 12 years of age. Avoid alcohol consumption with MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE as it may increase drowsiness. Drive only if you are alert as MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE may cause drowsiness or dizziness in some people. If you notice mood changes, causing depression, self-harming thoughts, or aggressive behaviour while taking MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE, please consult a doctor immediately. It is advised to maintain 2 hours gap between taking MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE and indigestion remedies containing magnesium and aluminium as taking these medicines simultaneously may reduce the absorption of MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE. Inform your doctor if you suffer from kidney or liver insufficiency.

Drug Interactions

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

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

Drug-Disease Interactions: If you have mental illness or psychosis, kidney, liver, or heart problems, inform your doctor before taking MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE.

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

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

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

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

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

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

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

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

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Take MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE 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

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

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 relieve 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 MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE?

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

Is MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE used to treat an asthma attack?

No, MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE is not used to treat asthma attacks. MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE 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 MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE cause drowsiness?

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

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

You are not recommended to take more than the prescribed dose of MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE. It may cause MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE 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 MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE, please consult a doctor immediately.

Can I stop taking MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE on my own?

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

Available Medicines for

MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE