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Allercos NX 10mg/120mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Allercos NX 10mg/120mg Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of various allergic conditions like runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, itching, swelling and rashes. It also reduces inflammation in the airways and make breathing easier.

Take Allercos NX 10mg/120mg Tablet in the dose and duration advised by the doctor. In case you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. You should complete the full course of treatment and never stop this medicine without consulting the doctor.

It may cause some side effects like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It may also cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that needs attention.

Allercos NX Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness

How to use Allercos NX Tablet

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. Allercos NX 10mg/120mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Allercos NX Tablet works

Montelukast is a leukotriene antagonist. It works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger called leukotriene. This reduces inflammation (swelling) in the airways and nose and improves symptoms. Fexofenadine is an antiallergic which blocks the action of another chemical messenger (histamine) responsible for runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing.

Allercos NX Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Allercos NX 10mg/120mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Allercos NX 10mg/120mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Allercos NX 10mg/120mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Allercos NX 10mg/120mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Allercos NX 10mg/120mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Allercos NX 10mg/120mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Allercos NX 10mg/120mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Allercos NX 10mg/120mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Allercos NX 10mg/120mg Tablet to help relieve symptoms of allergy such as runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, and cough.
  • Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Allercos NX 10mg/120mg Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking Allercos NX 10mg/120mg Tablet as it may cause increased sleepiness.
  • Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.
  • Stop taking Allercos NX 10mg/120mg Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. What is Allercos NX ?

Allercos NX is a combination of two medicines: Montelukast and Fexofenadine. This medicine is used to treat allergy symptoms like runny nose, sneeze and cough. It works by lowering the chemicals in the body that cause allergy symptoms.

Q. Can Allercos NX be stopped when allergy symptoms are relieved?

No, Allercos NX should be continued as advised by the doctor. If any problems are experienced due to Allercos NX, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Can the use of Allercos NX cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Allercos NX can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better. Do not drive or use any machines.

Q. Can the use of Allercos NX cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Allercos NX 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. What should be avoided in food while taking Allercos NX?

Do not take it with any fruit juices (such as apple, orange, or grapefruit) as they might make the drug less effective. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Allercos NX as it might increase the severity of drowsiness or sleepiness caused by Allercos NX.

Q. Will Allercos NX be more effective if taken in higher doses?

No, taking more of this medicine will not make it more effective, rather it can lead to increased side effects. If the symptoms are getting severe, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Allercos NX?

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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References
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