Leecet M 5Mg/10Mg Tablet is prescribed to relieve the symptoms like runny nose, itchy or watery eyes, sneezing, hives that are usually related to all-year-round as well as seasonal allergies. It can be used in the form of combination therapy, meaning you may be prescribed this drug along with other medications.
The medicine blocks histamine and leukotriene (natural substances). These are the body generates during the time of an allergic reaction. Thus this medication relieves you of the symptoms of the reaction.
It is used for the treatment of the symptoms that are associated with allergies, both seasonal and all-year-round. This medication can also be used to get relief from itching caused due to hives.
The dosage of this medicine depends on your age, the severity of your condition, medical history and your body’s reaction after the first dose. You should also keep in mind not to stop these medicines suddenly as there is a possibility that your symptoms may get worse.
The side effects of this medication can vary depending on the age group. The mild side effects do not stay long, but you can consult your doctor for a solution. There are some serious side effects though, that need immediate treatment, like:
- Allergic reactions, that can cause itching, swelling of your face or throat, or a rash
- Problems related to the kidney, like trouble in urinating, changes in your usual amount of urine or blood in urine
- Blurred vision
- Yellowing of your skin or the eyes
- Difficulty breathing
- Sudden mood changes like getting agitated, aggressive, having suicidal thoughts
This medication is known to cause drowsiness, especially in the initial hours. Refrain yourself from activities like driving or using machinery during this period. Also, avoid alcohol as it can further raise your risk of feeling drowsy.
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medicine lasts for an average of 24 hours.
What is the onset of action?The effect of this medicine can be observed within an hour of oral administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine is not known to cause any harmful effect on the fetus. There is a lack of conclusive evidence from clinical studies and hence benefits and risks should be weighed before usage. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medicine is not recommended for use in women who are breastfeeding as it can cause side effects for the baby. Consult your doctor before taking this medication.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Leecet M 5Mg/10Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped.
Are there any overdose instructions?Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of overdose may include Dizziness, Restlessness, and Confusion. Supportive measures like Gastric Lavage might be initiated based on the severity of symptoms.
This medicine is a combination of levocetirizine and montelukast. They belong to the class of antihistamine and leukotriene receptor antagonist. Thus it works via dual mechanism.
Firstly, it selectively inhibits the peripheral H1 receptors thereby reducing the histamine levels in the body. And secondly, it antagonizes the action of leukotriene. It specifically acts on allergies caused in the stomach and intestine, blood vessels and airways leading to the lung.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
EthanolUsing alcohol while taking Leecet M 5Mg/10Mg Tablet is not recommended. Any activity requiring a high level of mental alertness should be avoided in such cases.
Interaction with Lab Test
LabInformation not available.
Interaction with Medicine
AlprazolamReport the usage of either of the medicine to the doctor. Any activity requiring a high level of mental alertness should be avoided after taking these medicines. Do not stop the usage of any medication without consulting your doctor. Any medicine having sedation as a side effect must be taken with caution while taking Leecet M 5Mg/10Mg Tablet.
CodeineReport the usage of either of the medicine to the doctor. Any activity requiring a high level of mental alertness should be avoided after taking these medicines. Do not stop the usage of any medication without consulting your doctor. Any medicine having sedation as a side effect must be taken with caution while taking Leecet M 5Mg/10Mg Tablet.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
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Levocetirizine hydrochloride mixture with montelukast- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. druginfo.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [Cited 23 January 2020]. Available from:https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/name/levocetirizine%20%252F%20montelukast
Montelukast Sodium- Daily Med [Internet]. dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [Cited 23 January 2020]. Available from:https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=ccbbf0d6-efd9-4fdd-9e7b-e3d293062609
Levocetirizine- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. druginfo.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [Cited 23 January 2020]. Available from:https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/name/levocetirizine
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