Find out detailed description, uses, directions of use, side effects, warnings and precautions, frequently asked questions about Montek LC Tablet
Montek LC tablet is an antiallergic medicine. It is used to relieve symptoms of allergic rhinitis such as a runny & stuffy nose, blockage in airways, sneezing, itching, watery eyes and other allergic symptoms. It is a combination medicine containing montelukast and levocetirizine.
Montek LC works by blocking the production of chemicals responsible for causing the allergy. This aids in easing breathing by reducing the inflammation of the airway.
You may experience headaches, dry mouth and dizziness after taking Montek LC. However, these side effects are temporary and resolve on their own. If these side effects worsen, contact your doctor immediately
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Montek LC Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Before you start taking this medicine it is important to inform your doctor if you are suffering from kidney disease.
Q. What is Montek LC Tablet?
Montek LC Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Montelukast and Levocetirizine. Levocetirizine is an antiallergic which helps to relieve allergy symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes and cough. It works by lowering chemicals in the body that cause allergy symptoms. Montelukast works by blocking another chemical messenger (leukotriene) and reduces inflammation (swelling) in the airways and nose. This further helps to relieve the symptoms.
Q. Can the use of Montek LC Tablet cause drowsiness or sleepiness?
Yes, the most common side effect of Montek LC Tablet is sleepiness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or engage in other activities that need your full attention unless your doctor says that you may do so. Do not drink alcohol or take other central nervous system depressants, such as cough and cold medicines. Also avoid taking certain pain relief medicines and medicines that help you sleep as they can lead to severe drowsiness or can worsen it, causing falls or accidents.
Q. Can Montek LC Tablet be stopped when allergy symptoms are relieved?
No, Montek LC Tablet should be continued as advised by the doctor. If you experience any side effects of this medicine or the symptoms of allergy are worsened, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Can the use of Montek LC Tablet cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Montek LC Tablet can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry.
Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Montek LC Tablet?
No, do not take alcohol while taking Montek LC Tablet. Drinking alcohol will increase the severity of drowsiness/sleepiness caused by Montek LC Tablet.
Q. Will Montek LC Tablet be more effective if taken in higher doses?
No, taking a higher dose of this medicine than recommended will not make it more effective. Consuming higher than the recommended dose of Montek LC Tablet can cause increased side effects. If the symptoms are getting severe, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Montek LC Tablet?
Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.
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