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Ikast LC Syrup

Prescription Required

Your Child’s Medicine At a Glance

Ikast LC Syrup is commonly prescribed in children to treat symptoms of allergy such as runny nose, sneezing, itching, swelling, congestion, and watery eyes. It may also help in the treatment of asthma and skin allergies.

Give this medicine to your child at a fixed time before or after food in the prescribed dose, time, and way. For asthma, prefer giving Ikast LC Syrup in the evening or 2 hours before physical activity. For allergy, it is best to give it either in the morning or in the evening, depending upon the time of onset of symptoms. In case your child has both, prefer giving it in the evening. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking this medicine, give the same dose again, but skip it if it’s already time for the next dose.

Your child may start to feel better after a few regular doses. However, you must still complete the prescribed dose to ensure maximum benefit. Moreover, stopping the medicine abruptly may worsen your child’s condition. This medicine may cause some minor and temporary side effects like vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, rash, and headache. Usually, these episodes subside once your child’s body adapts to the medicine. However, in case these effects persist or start bothering your child, consult your child’s doctor without any delay.

Let your child’s doctor know if your child is already taking any medicines. Also, narrate your child’s complete medical history, including any prior episodes of allergy, heart problem, blood disorder, vascular disorders, birth defects, airway obstruction, lung anomaly, skin disorder, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. This information is critical for dose alterations and in planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Ikast LC Syrup in Children

Benefits of Ikast LC Syrup for your child

In Treatment of Bronchial Asthma

Asthma is a condition in which your child’s airways become narrow and as a result, breathing becomes difficult. Ikast LC Syrup helps in easy breathing by widening the airways. It also gives relief from symptoms such as tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing.

Side effects of Ikast LC Syrup in Children

Ikast LC Syrup does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Ikast LC

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Rash
  • Headache

How can I give Ikast LC Syrup to my child?

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

How Ikast LC Syrup works

Ikast LC Syrup contains Levocetirizine and Montelukast. Together these two relieve sneezing and runny nose caused due to allergies. Levocetirizine is an antiallergic that 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

Kidney
CAUTION
Ikast LC Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ikast LC Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, use of Ikast LC Syrup is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ikast LC Syrup is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Ikast LC Syrup is recommended.
Ikast LC Syrup is relatively safe to use in children. However, consult your child’s doctor in case of severe liver disease.

What if I forget to give Ikast LC Syrup to my child?

Do not panic. Unless your child’s doctor has advised a specific regime for your child, give the missed dose as soon as you remember it. Skip the missed dose if it is almost the time for the next dose. Do not give a double dose to catch up and follow the prescribed dosing schedule.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Never combine Ikast LC Syrup with other cold and flu medicines as that may have side effects.
  • Ikast LC Syrup helps prevent asthma attacks. Never use it to stop an attack that has already started, as it will not help.
  • If you are giving Ikast LC Syrup to your child for asthma or allergy, you need not give another dose to prevent exercise-induced breathing problems. In case of any confusion, consult your child’s doctor as soon as possible.
  • Make sure that you always have enough medicine.
  • Practice self-care tips:
    1. Abstain your child from coming in contact with allergens
    2. Encourage your child to wear a face mask and avoid dusty places
    3. Give plenty of fluids as it helps in thinning and loosening the mucus in the lungs.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Patient Concerns

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Runny nose, cold, sneezing etc
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
appears allergic get serum IgE level check and revert
Runny nose, light fever and sneezing
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Tab Metacin 500 1 tab SOS, Steam inhalation, Tab Loridin1 OD x 3 days
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FAQs

Q. My child has a persistent cough along with allergic symptoms. Can I give cough and allergy medicine together?

No. Do not mix cough and allergy medicines because they usually both contain similar ingredients. This may result in double dosing of the active ingredients, thereby causing serious side effects.

Q. Can I decrease the dose of Ikast LC Syrup by myself if my child starts to feel better?

No, adhere to the dose as prescribed by your child’s doctor. Do not increase or decrease the dose by yourself as it can impact your child’s health. While increasing the dose may cause unwanted effects like sedation and depression, decreasing the dose or stopping it suddenly can result in rebound reversal of all symptoms.

Q. How should Ikast LC Syrup be stored?

Ikast LC Syrup should be stored at room temperature in a dry place, away from direct heat and light. Also, keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children to avoid any accidental intake.

Q. Can Ikast LC Syrup make my child sleepy?

Ikast LC Syrup causes mild drowsiness which can make your child sleepy. However, never give this medicine to your child to induce sleep. Forced sleep could mask any underlying sleep disorder like insomnia.

Q. My child is an athlete and has to participate in a sports event in the next two days. Can I start the course of Ikast LC Syrup?

No, don’t start Ikast LC Syrup without speaking to your child’s doctor. Moreover, Ikast LC Syrup can hamper your child’s performance as it may cause mild sedation, dizziness, and sleepiness. So, it’s best to reach out to the doctor first.

Q. Can I stop the medicine by myself?

No, all symptoms may reappear on sudden withdrawal of Ikast LC Syrup usually if taken for a long-term. It is advised to stop this medicine gradually under the guidance of your child’s doctor.

Q. My child is suffering from a mood disorder. Is it safe to give Ikast LC Syrup to my child?

Some studies show that Ikast LC Syrup can cause mood disorders, hallucinations, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, shakiness, and trouble controlling body movements. Therefore, consult your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.

Q. Can I use Ikast LC Syrup for treating acute asthma attacks in my child?

Ikast LC Syrup should only be used to prevent asthma attacks. It should not be used to stop an attack that has already started. Use your child’s reliever medicine to help with an attack that has already started.

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Country of Origin: India

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