Montas L 5 Mg/10 Mg 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?
On average, the effects of the medication can last for 24 hours.
What is the onset of action?
Patients can start observing the effects of the medication within an hour of administering it orally.
Is it habit forming?
There have been no specific habit forming tendencies reported with this drug.
Is It safe with alcohol?
As this medication can cause drowsiness, it is not recommended to take it with alcohol.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This pill is not recommended for pregnant women. You must consult with your doctor before taking it.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
If you are breastfeeding your child, do not have this pill as it can lead to health problems in the baby.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
As this pill can cause blurred vision and drowsiness, it is not recommended that you drive after taking it.
Does this affect kidney function?
Yes, it can affect kidney function and is generally not given to patients with a known history of kidney disease
Does this affect liver function?
Yes, it can affect kidney function and is generally not given to patients with a known history of kidney disease.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Montas L 5 Mg/10 Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
You can take the medication as soon as you remember that you have missed a dose of it. Generally, missing a dose is not considered very serious.
Are there any overdose instructions?
If you feel that you have taken too much of this, contact your doctor immediately.
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 Disease
This medication is known to have adverse reactions with certain health conditions such as liver disease, kidney disease, acute asthma, CNS depression, and mood disorders. Thus, patients suffering from any of these are not supposed to take this medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
When taken with alcohol, this medicine can lead to more drowsiness. Thus, it is not recommended to take it with alcohol.
Interaction with Medicine
Montas interacts with certain medicines adversely. These include Clobazam, Codeine, Alprazolam, Carbamazepine, Phenobarbital, Fluconazole, and Phenytoin. If you are taking any of these medicines, do let your doctor know about it.
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