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Montair 10 MG Tablet

Manufacturer :  Cipla Ltd
Medicine Composition :  Montelukast
Prescription vs OTC : Prescription by Doctor not required

About Montair 10 MG Tablet

Montair 10 MG Tablet is used to treat asthma, hay fever and seasonal allergy symptoms. It prevents asthma attacks and breathing problems caused by exercise. This medciine is used for prophylaxis and chronic treatment of asthma in adults and children greater than or equal to 2 years of age.

This medication belongs to the class of a leukotriene receptor antagonist and works by blocking leukotriene that causes allergic reactions in the body. It selectively blocks the action of this chemical in the body.

Before using this medicine inform your doctor if you are or have any of the following conditions :

  • Allergic to any of its ingredients or to any medicines, food and other substances.
  • Pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
  • Taking any dietary supplement, herbal preparation, or other prescribed medicines.
  • History of alcoholism or liver problems.
  • Mental problems or mood swings including depression, suicidal thoughts, etc.
  • If you are lactose intolerant.
  • Taking a corticosteroid and are planning to stop or lower the dose.

Montair 10 MG Tablet is not indicated for use in the reversal of bronchospasm in acute asthma attacks, including status asthmaticus. It should not be used as monotherapy for the treatment and management of exercise-induced bronchospasm. Advise patients to have appropriate rescue medication available.

Appropriate clinical monitoring and caution are recommended when systemic corticosteroid reduction is considered in patients receiving montelukast. Inform phenylketonuric patients that the chewable tablet contains phenylalanine 0.842 mg/5 mg chewable tablet.

    What are the uses of Montair 10 MG Tablet

    What are the contraindications of Montair 10 MG Tablet ?

    What are the side effects of Montair 10 MG Tablet ?

    Key highlights of Montair 10 MG Tablet

    • How long is the duration of effect?

      The effect of Montair 10mg lasts for an approximate period of 24 hours.

    • What is the onset of action?

      Effects of this medicine can be observed within 1-3 hours of its intake.

    • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

      For pregnant women or those who are trying to conceive it is advisable to consult the doctor before consuming Montair 10 mg tablets as its possible effect on pregnant woman is not known.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No such habit forming tendencies have been reported with Montair 10mg tablets.

    • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

      For lactating women Montair 10mg is not recommended as it may have adverse effect on breast milk if it passes into it, in turn affecting the infant.

    • Is It safe with alcohol?

      It is advisable for the patient to reduce or discontinue consumption of alcohol while on this medicine. Any abnormal reactions should be reported to the doctor without delay.

    • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

      Montair 10mg may make one feel sleepy and dizzy. Therefore it is recommended not to drive in such a condition.

    • Does this affect kidney function?

      Reaction of Montair 10 MG Tablet on the kidney is not known. If anyone is already suffering from kidney related troubles, it is essential to seek medical help before consuming the medicine.

    • Does this affect liver function?

      For patients suffering from mild to moderate liver ailments it is necessary to exercise caution before taking Montair 10 MG Tablet. It is necessary to consult the physician in such circumstances.

    What are the substitutes for Montair 10 MG Tablet ?

    Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Montair 10 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

    What are the dosage instructions?

    • Are there any missed dose instructions?

      In case of missed dose, it is advisable to take the next dose on time. Taking two consecutive doses simultaneously is not at all recommended.

    • Are there any overdose instructions?

      Overdose of Montair 10 MG Tablet may produce negative effects on the body such as headache, sleepiness, stomachache, and vomiting. In case of an excessive overdose, one should seek out to the nearest poison control center immediately.

    How does this medication work?

    Leukotriene is one chemical that causes allergic reactions in the body. This medicine selectively blocks the action of this chemical in the body.

      What are the interactions of Montair 10 MG Tablet ?

      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

        Consumption of alcohol should be avoided as it may cause further drowsiness if consumed together with Montair 10 MG Tablet.

      • Interaction with Medicine

        Montair 10 MG Tablet has negative interactions with the following drugs: Rifampicin, Phenobarbital and Phenytoin.

      • Interaction with Disease

        One should be extremely careful about using Montair 10 MG Tablet if he is suffering from mental disorders, phenylketonuria, lapp lactase deficiency or sensitivity towards aspirin.

      • Interaction with Food

        There are no specific interaction of Montair 10 MG Tablet with food. It may be consumed with or without food.

      FAQs about Montair 10 MG Tablet

      • Ques : What is Montair 10 MG Tablet?

        Ans : Montair 10 MG Tablet is a medication which has Montelukast as an active element present in it. This medicine performs its action by obstructing the action of leukotriene, It decreases swelling in the airways to avoid asthma and relieve symptoms of allergies. Montair 10 MG Tablet is used to treat conditions such as Asthma Prevention, Sneezing and Runny Nose due to Allergies.

      • Ques : What is the use of Montair 10 MG Tablet?

        Ans : Montair 10 MG Tablet is a medication which is used for the treatment, control, and prevention of the below mentioned conditions such as:

        1. Asthma prevention
        2. Sneezing
        3. Runny nose due to allergies

      • Ques : What are the side effects of Montair 10 MG Tablet?

        Ans : Montair 10 MG Tablet is a medication which has some known side effects which may or may not occur always and some of them are rare but serious. If you observe any of the below mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately.

        Here is a complete list of side effects caused by Montair 10 MG Tablet, which are listed below:

        1. Cough
        2. Diarrhea
        3. Earache or ear infection
        4. Fever
        5. Flu
        6. Headache
        7. Inflamed nasal passages
        8. Lung infection
        9. Runny nose
        10. Sinus infection
        11. Sore throat
        12. Stomach pain
        13. Chickenpox
        14. Middle ear infection
        15. Nausea
        16. Rash
        17. Skin infection
        18. Stomach infection
        19. Stomach upset
        20. Throat infection
        21. Tooth infection
        22. Aggressive behavior
        23. Allergic reactions
        24. Bad dreams
        25. Bleeding from the nose
        26. Depression
        27. Irritation
        28. Itchy skin
        29. Joint pain
        30. Muscle cramps
        31. Seizure
        32. Skin bruise
        33. Sleep abnormalities
        34. Suicidal thoughts

      • Ques : Is Montair 10 MG Tablet safe for long-term use?

        Ans : Montair 10 MG Tablet is a salt which can be used for up to two years for adults, and up to 12 months for children 6 to 14 years of age showed no serious safety issues. Take a medicine for the duration as advised by your doctor. It is a prescribed medication which should only be taken on a prescription.

      • Ques : How long do I need to use Montair 10 MG Tablet before I see improvement in my condition?

        Ans : In most of the cases, the average time taken by this medication to reach its peak effect is around 1 day to 3 days, before noticing an improvement in the condition. But the same duration is not mandatory for everyone and so, it is not a standard time period for this medication's action. Please consult your doctor, for the time period you need to consume this medication.

      • Ques : At what frequency do I need to use Montair 10 MG Tablet?

        Ans : This medication is generally used once a day, as the time interval to which this medication has an impact, is around 24 hours, but it is not the standard frequency, for using this medication. It is advised to consult your doctor before the usage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

      • Ques : Should I use Montair 10 MG Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

        Ans : This medication is common to be taken orally and the action of salts involved in this medication, do not depend on whether taking it pre-meal or post-meal. It is advised to consult a doctor before use and take it at a fixed time in a day.

      • Ques : What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Montair 10 MG Tablet?

        Ans : Montair 10 MG Tablet contains salts which are suitable to store at 25c temperature, as keeping this medication above or below that, can cause an inadequate effect. Protect it from moisture and light. Keep this medication away from the reach of children. It is advised to dispose of the expired or unused medication, for avoiding its inadequate effect.


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