Medicine Overview of Lectra M Tablet
Lectra M 5mg/10mg Tablet is used in the treatment of sneezing and runny nose due to allergies.
Side Effects of Lectra M are Nausea, Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Dryness in mouth, Headache, Skin rash, Flu-like symptoms, Fatigue, Sleepiness.
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. Lectra M 5mg/10mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Lectra M 5mg/10mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Levocetirizine and Montelukast which relieve 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.
In Depth Information on Lectra M Tablet
- You have been prescribed Lectra M 5mg/10mg 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 Lectra M 5mg/10mg Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
- Do not drink alcohol while taking Lectra M 5mg/10mg 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 Lectra M 5mg/10mg Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.
Lectra M Tablet related warnings
Lectra M 5mg/10mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Lectra M 5mg/10mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lectra M 5mg/10mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Lectra M 5mg/10mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Lectra M 5mg/10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lectra M 5mg/10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Lectra M 5mg/10mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Lectra M 5mg/10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lectra M 5mg/10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Lectra M 5mg/10mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.
Frequently asked questions about Lectra M Tablet
Yes, Lectra m does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Lectra m after the expiry date.
Lectra m is a combination of two medicines: Montelukast and Levocetirizine. Levocetirizine is an antiallergic which helps to relieve the symptoms of allergy 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 it reduces inflammation (swelling) in the airways and nose and further helps to relieve the symptoms.
Q. Can the use of Lectra m cause drowsiness or sleepiness?
Yes, the most common side effect of Lectra m is sleepiness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or engage in other activities that need your full attention unless your healthcare provider says that you may do so. Do not drink alcohol or take other central nervous system depressants, such as cough and cold medicines, certain pain medicines and medicines that help you sleep, while taking Lectra m. Severe drowsiness can happen or become worse, causing falls or accidents.
Q. Can Lectra m be stopped when allergy symptoms are relieved?
No, Lectra m should be continued as advised by the doctor. If you experience any side effects for a long time or the symptoms of allergy are worsened while taking Lectra m, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Can the use of Lectra m cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Lectra m can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water on your bedside at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry.
Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Lectra m?
No, do not take alcohol while taking Lectra m. Drinking alcohol will increase the severity of drowsiness/sleepiness caused by Lectra m.
Q. Will Lectra m 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 Lectra m can cause increased side effects. If the symptoms are getting severe, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
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