Levocetirizine and Montelukast Tablet is an effective medicine that helps an individual relieve allergy symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, cough, and watery eyes. Also, this medicine is effective in hay fever and other allergic skin conditions. This medicine contains two anti-allergic drugs: Levocetirizine & Montelukast. Both these drugs have different mechanisms of action.
Levocetirizine belongs to a family of drugs known as antihistamine or anti-allergic. It treats sneezing, runny nose, itching, stiffness, congestion, swelling, and allergic skin due to various allergies and seasonal allergies (hay fever). This drug works by blocking the effect of a certain chemical messenger known as “histamine”, which is naturally involved in allergic reactions. On the other hand, Montelukast is a leukotriene antagonist, which also blocks a chemical messenger (leukotriene) responsible for inflammation (swelling) in the airways of the nose.
Collectively, both these drugs help improve and relieve allergic symptoms. An individual patient should take Levocetirizine and Montelukast Tablet with or without food as advised by the medic. The dose of the medicine is dependent on the tolerance, response to the treatment, age, and gender of the patient. To know more deets, read on.
Precautions While Taking Levocetirizine and Montelukast Tablet
For faster recovery and the best possible effects, one should take this medicine as prescribed by the healthcare professional. In addition, you can consider taking some measures to enhance its effectiveness. The precautions one should take while taking Levocetirizine and Montelukast Tablet includes the following:-
- Don’t use this medicine in any conditions unless indicated by the healthcare professional.
- Swallow Levocetirizine and Montelukast Tablet as a whole, with a full glass of water. (if required, this medicine can be broken in two equal doses)
- Avoid contact with known allergy-causing agents such as pollen, dust, etc., during the treatment course.
- Please inform your medic if you have a problem passing urine or have epilepsy before commencing treatment with this medicine.
- If pregnant, planning to conceive a baby, or lactating, confer with the doctor before taking Levocetirizine and Montelukast Tablet.
Moreover, one should not drink alcoholic beverages while taking Levocetirizine and Montelukast Tablet as it may lead to excessive drowsiness. Read the label or leaflet provided with the medicine for more instructions regarding its usage.
Like other medicines, this medication offers some adverse reactions, although not everybody develops them. Also, they are mild to moderate and temporary that go away once the body adjusts to the medicines.
- Dry mouth,
- Skin rash,
- Skin rash,
- Fatigue, etc.
So, these are the known side effects of this medicine. These adverse reactions fade away once the treatment is over. However, if they persist for a longer duration, inform the healthcare professional.
Q. Can I take Levocetirizine 5mg + Montelukast 10mg Tablet for fever?
A. No, this medicine will not work in reducing general fever. It primarily helps in allergic symptoms, including seasonal allergies (hay fever).
Q. Can Levocetirizine 5mg + Montelukast 10mg Tablet affect fertility?
A. No, this medicine doesn’t have any effect on fertility. However, if you are trying for pregnant, inform the medicine before taking this medicine.