Histafree-M Tablet

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Introduction

Histafree-M 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.

Histafree-M 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, vomiting, skin rash, flu-like symptoms, 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 Histafree-M Tablet

  • Treatment of Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies

Benefits of Histafree-M Tablet

In Treatment of Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies

Histafree-M Tablet is a combination medicine that 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. If you are taking it to prevent getting symptoms you should use it regularly to get the most benefit.

Side effects of Histafree-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 Histafree-M

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

How to use Histafree-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. Histafree-M Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

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

What if you forget to take Histafree-M Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Histafree-M Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

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

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Patient concerns

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Runny nose, occasional sneezing, cough with mucous
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Tab Histafree 120 1 Od x 3 days, Steam inhalation
Having high cold, nose blockage, and sneezing
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Diabetology
Steam inhalation, Tab Histafree 120 1 OD x 3 days
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FAQs

Q. What is Histafree-M Tablet ?

Histafree-M Tablet 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 Histafree-M Tablet be stopped when allergy symptoms are relieved?

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

Q. Can the use of Histafree-M Tablet cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Histafree-M Tablet 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. What should be avoided in food while taking Histafree-M Tablet?

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 Histafree-M Tablet as it might increase the severity of drowsiness or sleepiness caused by Histafree-M Tablet.

Q. Will Histafree-M Tablet 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 Histafree-M Tablet?

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. Montelukast sodium. South Ruislip, Middlesex: Aurobindo Pharma - Milpharm Ltd.; 2012 [revised 04 Jan. 2018]. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Fexofenadine. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  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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Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: August, 2022

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