Allerkast LC Tablet


Overview

Uses of Allerkast LC Tablet
Allerkast LC Tablet is used in the treatment of sneezing and runny nose due to allergies.
Allerkast LC Tablet side effects
Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Headache
  • Skin rash
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Fatigue
  • Sleepiness
How to use Allerkast LC 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. Allerkast LC Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Allerkast LC Tablet works
Allerkast LC Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Levocetirizine and Montelukast which relieve sneezing and runny nose due to allergies. Levocetirizine is an antiallergic which blocks a chemical messenger (histamine) responsible for runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Montelukast is a leukotriene antagonist. It works by blocking another chemical messenger (leukotriene). This reduces inflammation (swelling) in the airways and nose, and improves symptoms.
Allerkast LC Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Allerkast LC Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Allerkast LC Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Allerkast LC Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Allerkast LC Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Allerkast LC Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Allerkast LC Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Allerkast LC Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
Allerkast LC Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Allerkast LC Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Allerkast LC Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

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Expert Advice

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  • You have been prescribed Allerkast LC Tablet to help relieve symptoms of allergy such as runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, and cough.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Allerkast LC Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking Allerkast LC 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 Allerkast LC Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

User Feedback


FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Allerkast LC?
Keep this medicine in the container or pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it at as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.
Q. What is Allerkast LC?
Allerkast LC is a combination of two medicines: Montelukast and Levocetirizine. Levocetirizine is an antiallergic which helps to relieve the symptoms of an allergy-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 it reduces inflammation (swelling) in the airways and nose and further helps to relieve the symptoms.
Q. Can the use of Allerkast LC cause drowsiness or sleepiness?
Yes, the most common side effect of Allerkast LC is sleepiness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or engage in other activities that need your full attention unless your healthcare provider says that you may do so. Do not drink alcohol or take other central nervous system depressants, such as cough and cold medicines, certain pain medicines and medicines that help you sleep, while taking Allerkast LC. Severe drowsiness can happen or become worse, causing falls or accidents.
Q. Can Allerkast LC be stopped when allergy symptoms are relieved?
No, Allerkast LC should be continued as advised by the doctor. If you experience any side effects for a long time or the symptoms of allergy are worsened while taking Allerkast LC, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Can the use of Allerkast LC cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Allerkast LC can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water on your bedside at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry.
Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Allerkast LC?
No, do not take alcohol while taking Allerkast LC. Drinking alcohol will increase the severity of drowsiness/sleepiness caused by Allerkast LC.
Q. Will Allerkast LC 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 Allerkast LC can cause increased side effects. If the symptoms are getting severe, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Lupin Ltd, 3rd floor Kalpataru Inspire, Off. W E Highway, Santacruz (East), Mumbai 400 055. India
MRP
29.27
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