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Elecet-M Syrup

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Elecet-M Syrup is a combination medicine used in the treatment of allergic symptoms such as runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, itching, swelling, watery eyes and congestion or stuffiness. It also reduces inflammation in the airways and make breathing easier.

Elecet-M Syrup 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, vomiting, dryness in the mouth, headache, skin rash, flu-like symptoms, and fatigue. 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 kidney disease.

Uses of Elecet M Syrup

  • Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies

Benefits of Elecet M Syrup

In Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies

Elecet-M Syrup provides relief from symptoms such as blocked or runny nose, sneezing, and itchy or watery eyes. This will make it easier for you to go about your daily activities. It rarely has any serious side effects and you may only need to take it on days you have symptoms. Moreover, Elecet-M Syrup may make you feel less sleepy as compared to other similar medicines. If you are taking it to prevent getting symptoms you should use it regularly to get the most benefit.

Side effects of Elecet M Syrup

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 Elecet M

  • Diarrhea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Skin rash
  • Sleepiness
  • Vomiting

How to use Elecet M Syrup

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. Elecet-M Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Elecet M Syrup works

Elecet-M Syrup 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Elecet-M Syrup. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Elecet-M Syrup is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Elecet-M Syrup 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
Elecet-M Syrup may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Elecet-M Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Elecet-M Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Elecet-M Syrup is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Elecet-M Syrup should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Elecet-M Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Elecet-M Syrup in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

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Quick Tips

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

Fact Box

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No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Patient Concerns

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My Absolute esnophil count is 800 and it varies from 500 to 1100 from last one year .I have taken banoside fort for one month. But sneezing and runny nose is the symptoms of my problems.when I took Allegra m than I feel good. So please advise me.
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Take Allegra M SOSYou also need a clinical assesssemnt
Good Morning Doctor, I am having severe cold daily while taking head bath. Also irritating on nose. Heavily sneezing Often I have allergies on nose. I am taking antibiotics to continue my routine works. So please give permanent solution for the above mentioned. Regards, PATIENT
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
Allegra M 1 tab in night for 5 daysNo need to take antibiotic
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FAQs

Q. What is Elecet-M Syrup?

Elecet-M Syrup 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 Elecet-M Syrup cause drowsiness or sleepiness?

Yes, the most common side effect of Elecet-M Syrup 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 Elecet-M Syrup be stopped when allergy symptoms are relieved?

No, Elecet-M Syrup 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 Elecet-M Syrup cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Elecet-M Syrup 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 Elecet-M Syrup?

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

Q. Will Elecet-M Syrup 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 Elecet-M Syrup can cause increased side effects. If the symptoms are getting severe, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Elecet-M Syrup?

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

  1. CiplaMed. Montelukast sodium + Levocetirizine dihydrochloride [Product Index]. 2019. [Accessed 16 Apr. 2020]. (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Adsule SM, Misra D. Long term treatment with montelukast and levocetirizine combination in persistent allergic rhinitis: review of recent evidence. J Indian Med Assoc. 2010;108(6):381-382. [Accessed 16 Apr. 2020]. (online) Available from:External Link

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Country of Origin: India

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