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Fexsum M 10mg/120mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Fexsum M 10mg/120mg Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of various allergic conditions like runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, itching, swelling and rashes. It also reduces inflammation in the airways and make breathing easier.

Take Fexsum M 10mg/120mg Tablet in the dose and duration advised by the doctor. In case you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. You should complete the full course of treatment and never stop this medicine without consulting the doctor.

It may cause some side effects like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It may also cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that needs attention.

Side effects of Fexsum M Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness

How to use Fexsum 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. Fexsum M 10mg/120mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Fexsum M Tablet works

Montelukast is a leukotriene antagonist. It works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger called leukotriene. This reduces inflammation (swelling) in the airways and nose and improves symptoms. Fexofenadine is an antiallergic which blocks the action of another chemical messenger (histamine) responsible for runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Fexsum M 10mg/120mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fexsum M 10mg/120mg 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
Fexsum M 10mg/120mg 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
Fexsum M 10mg/120mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Fexsum M 10mg/120mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Fexsum M 10mg/120mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fexsum M 10mg/120mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Fexsum M 10mg/120mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Fexsum M 10mg/120mg 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 Fexsum M 10mg/120mg Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking Fexsum M 10mg/120mg 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 Fexsum M 10mg/120mg Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

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
Diabetes Specialist
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
Diabetes Specialist
Allegra M 1 tab in night for 5 daysNo need to take antibiotic
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FAQs

Q. What is Fexsum M ?

Fexsum M is a combination of two medicines: Montelukast and Fexofenadine. This medicine is used to treat allergy symptoms like runny nose, sneeze and cough. It works by lowering the chemicals in the body that cause allergy symptoms.

Q. Can Fexsum M be stopped when allergy symptoms are relieved?

No, Fexsum M should be continued as advised by the doctor. If any problems are experienced due to Fexsum M, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Can the use of Fexsum M cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Fexsum M can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better. Do not drive or use any machines.

Q. Can the use of Fexsum M cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Fexsum 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 in food while taking Fexsum M?

Do not take it with any fruit juices (such as apple, orange, or grapefruit) as they might make the drug less effective. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Fexsum M as it might increase the severity of drowsiness or sleepiness caused by Fexsum M.

Q. Will Fexsum M be more effective if taken in higher doses?

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

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Fexsum M?

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
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  3. Montelukast sodium. Whitehouse Station, New Jersey: Merck & Co., Inc.; 1998 [revised Nov. 2014]. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Fexofenadine hydrochloride. Beverley: Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (UK) Ltd.; 2008 [revised 13 Sep. 2018]. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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