Descure M 5mg/10mg Tablet is used in the treatment of sneezing and runny nose due to allergies.
Descure M Tablet side effects
Side Effects of Descure M are Nausea, Diarrhoea, Dryness in mouth, Vomiting, Skin rash, Flu-like symptoms, Fatigue, Headache.
How to use Descure M 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. Descure M 5mg/10mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Descure M 5mg/10mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Desloratadine and Montelukast which treat sneezing and runny nose due to allergies. Desloratadine is an antiallergic which blocks the action a chemical messenger (histamine) responsible for runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Montelukast is a leukotriene antagonist. It works by blocking the action of another chemical messenger (leukotriene). This reduces inflammation (swelling) in the airways and nose, and improves symptoms.
In Depth Information on Descure M Tablet
Expert advice for Descure M Tablet
You have been prescribed Descure M 5mg/10mg 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 Descure M 5mg/10mg Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
Do not drink alcohol while taking Descure M 5mg/10mg 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 Descure M 5mg/10mg Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.
Descure M Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Descure M Tablet
Descure M 5mg/10mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Descure M 5mg/10mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Descure M 5mg/10mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Descure M 5mg/10mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Descure M 5mg/10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Descure M 5mg/10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Descure M 5mg/10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Descure M 5mg/10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can Descure M be stopped when allergy symptoms are relieved?
No, Descure M should be continued as advised by the doctor. If you experience any problem due to Descure M, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Can the use of Descure M cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Descure M 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 while taking Descure M?
Do not take it with any fruit juices, including apple, orange, or grapefruit, as they might make the drug less effective. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Descure M. Drinking alcohol will increase the severity of drowsiness or sleepiness caused by Descure M.
Q. Will Descure M be more effective if taken in higher doses?
No, taking more of this medicine will not make it more effective. Consuming higher than the recommended dose of Descure M can lead to increased side effects. If the symptoms are getting severe, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Can I use Descure M while breastfeeding?
No, Descure M can not recommended in breastfeeding mothers. Inform your healthcare provider if you are breastfeeding the baby.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 10th Oct 2018.