Medicine Overview of Ibikast F Tablet
Ibikast F 10mg/120mg Tablet is used in the treatment of sneezing and runny nose due to allergies.
Side Effects of Ibikast F are Nausea, Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Skin rash, Flu-like symptoms, Headache, Drowsiness, Dizziness.
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. Ibikast F 10mg/120mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Montelukast is a leukotriene antagonist. It works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger (leukotriene). This reduces inflammation (swelling) in the airways and nose, and improves symptoms. Fexofenadine is an antiallergic which blocks the action another chemical messenger (histamine) responsible for runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing.
In Depth Information on Ibikast F Tablet
- You have been prescribed Ibikast F 10mg/120mg 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 Ibikast F 10mg/120mg Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
- Do not drink alcohol while taking Ibikast F 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 Ibikast F 10mg/120mg Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.
Ibikast F Tablet related warnings
Ibikast F 10mg/120mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ibikast F 10mg/120mg 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.
Ibikast F 10mg/120mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Ibikast F 10mg/120mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Ibikast F 10mg/120mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ibikast F 10mg/120mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Ibikast F 10mg/120mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ibikast F 10mg/120mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions about Ibikast F Tablet
Ibikast F is a combination of two medicines: Montelukast and Fexofenadine. This medicine is used for treating allergy symptoms like runny nose, sneeze and cough. It works by lowering chemicals in the body that cause allergy symptoms.
Q. Can Ibikast F be stopped when allergy symptoms are relieved?
No, Ibikast F should be continued as advised by the doctor. If any problems are experienced due to Ibikast F, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Can the use of Ibikast F cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Ibikast F can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down for sometime or until you feel better and do not drive or use any machines.
Q. Can the use of Ibikast F cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Ibikast F 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 Ibikast F?
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 Ibikast F. Drinking alcohol will increase the severity of drowsiness or sleepiness caused by Ibikast F.
Q. Will Ibikast F 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 Ibikast F can lead to increased side effects. If the symptoms are getting severe, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. What is the storage condition for the Ibikast F?
Keep this medicine in the container or pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it as 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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