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Centiluk Suspension


Overview

Uses of Centiluk Oral Suspension

Centiluk Oral Suspension side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Headache
  • Skin rash
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Fatigue
  • Sleepiness

How to use Centiluk Oral Suspension

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Centiluk Suspension may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Centiluk Oral Suspension works

Centiluk Suspension is a combination of two medicines: Levocetirizine and Montelukast, which relieves 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.

Centiluk Oral Suspension related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Centiluk Suspension may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Centiluk Suspension is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Centiluk Suspension is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Centiluk Suspension may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Centiluk Suspension should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Centiluk Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Centiluk Suspension is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
Centiluk Suspension should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Centiluk Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Centiluk Suspension in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Centiluk Suspension 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 Centiluk Suspension can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking Centiluk Suspension 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 Centiluk Suspension at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Centiluk

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AFTER I STARTED USING THISH DRUG CENTILUK IT RELIEVED SOME SYMPTOMS BUT ADDED A NEW PROBLEM OF RINGING IN THE EARS, THE DOCTORSAYS IT WILL GO WHEN THE FLUM COMPLETELY GOES AWAY, BUIT IT IS VERY IRITATING AND DISTRUBING TO SLEEP WITH THE SOUNDS IN THE EARS LIKE MUSIC More: http://www.ndrugs.com/?s=levocetirizine/montelukast&t=side%20effects
Dr. Vijay Verma
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
I don't think it is due to this get audiometry and revert
I've frequent sneezing & nose blocking problems, suspecting due to allergies.
Dr. Vijay Verma
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
Get serum IgE to confirm it is allergy
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FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Centiluk?

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.

Q. What is Centiluk?

Centiluk 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 Centiluk cause drowsiness or sleepiness?

Yes, the most common side effect of Centiluk 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 Centiluk be stopped when allergy symptoms are relieved?

No, Centiluk 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 Centiluk cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Centiluk 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 Centiluk?

No, do not take alcohol while taking Centiluk. Drinking alcohol will increase the severity of drowsiness/sleepiness caused by Centiluk.

Q. Will Centiluk 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 Centiluk can cause increased side effects. If the symptoms are getting severe, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
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References
  1. FDA approved prescribing information. Levocitrizine; 1995 [revised May 2007]. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Montelukast sodium. South Ruislip, Middlesex: Aurobindo Pharma - Milpharm Ltd.; 2012 [revised 04 Jan. 2018]. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Levocitrizine. Slough, Berkshire: UCB Pharma Limited; 2007 [revised 27 Mar. 2019]. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Montelukast sodium. Whitehouse Station, New Jersey: Merck & Co., Inc.; 1998 [revised Nov. 2014]. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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