Dexlor M 5mg/10mg Tablet

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Introduction

Dexlor M 5mg/10mg Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of allergy symptoms such as runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, watery eyes and congestion or stuffiness.

Dexlor M 5mg/10mg Tablet is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are nausea, diarrhea, dryness in mouth, vomiting, skin rash, flu-like symptoms, fatigue, and headache. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. This medicine may cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Before you start taking this medicine it is important to inform your doctor if you are suffering from liver or kidney disease. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Dexlor M Tablet

  • Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies

Benefits of Dexlor M Tablet

In Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies

Dexlor M 5mg/10mg Tablet is used to treat an itchy, stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, or other symptoms caused by seasonal hay fever (allergic rhinitis). It works by reducing certain substances in the body called histamines that are responsible for the allergic symptoms. It also reduces swelling inside the nose and thus decreases symptoms such as stuffy nose. This helps in easy breathing and makes you feel better. Drink plenty of liquids, including chicken soup. It can make you feel better.

Side effects of Dexlor M Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Dexlor M

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

How to use Dexlor 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. Dexlor M 5mg/10mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Dexlor M Tablet works

Dexlor M 5mg/10mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Desloratadine and Montelukast, which treats sneezing and runny nose caused 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Dexlor M 5mg/10mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dexlor M 5mg/10mg 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dexlor M 5mg/10mg 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
Dexlor M 5mg/10mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Dexlor M 5mg/10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Dexlor M 5mg/10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Dexlor M 5mg/10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dexlor M 5mg/10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Dexlor M 5mg/10mg 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 Dexlor M 5mg/10mg Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking Dexlor 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 Dexlor M 5mg/10mg Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

Fact Box

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RESPIRATORY

Patient Concerns

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I've frequent sneezing & nose blocking problems, suspecting due to allergies.
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
Get serum IgE to confirm it is allergy
Sneezing, allergies, nose blocking
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Use physiomer hypertonic saline twice daily in each nostril Tab pantop once daily before breakfast Tab montair LC at night once daily for 5days
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FAQs

Q. Can Dexlor M 5mg/10mg Tablet be stopped when allergy symptoms are relieved?

No, Dexlor M 5mg/10mg Tablet should be continued as advised by the doctor. If you experience any problem due to Dexlor M 5mg/10mg Tablet, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Can the use of Dexlor M 5mg/10mg Tablet cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Dexlor M 5mg/10mg Tablet 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 Dexlor M 5mg/10mg Tablet?

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 Dexlor M 5mg/10mg Tablet. Drinking alcohol will increase the severity of drowsiness or sleepiness caused by Dexlor M 5mg/10mg Tablet.

Q. Will Dexlor M 5mg/10mg Tablet be more effective if taken in higher doses?

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

Q. Can I use Dexlor M 5mg/10mg Tablet while breastfeeding?

No, Dexlor M 5mg/10mg Tablet cannot be recommended to breastfeeding mothers. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding the baby.

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References

  1. Desloratadine. Whitehouse Station, New Jersey: Merck & Co., Inc.; 2001 [revised Apr. 2014]. [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. ScienceDirect. Desloratadine. [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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La Med India, B-2, Commercial Centre, Nimri Colony, Near Ashok Vihar Ph-IV, New Delhi - 110052.
Country of Origin: India

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