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. Levact M 5 mg/10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Levact M 5 mg/10 mg 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.
Levact M 5 mg/10 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Levact M 5 mg/10 mg 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.
Levact M 5 mg/10 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Levact M 5 mg/10 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Levact M 5 mg/10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levact M 5 mg/10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Levact M 5 mg/10 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Levact M 5 mg/10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Levact M 5 mg/10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Limited information is available on the use of Levact M 5 mg/10 mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.
Levact m is safe in most of the patients when used according to the doctors advice. However, in some patients it may cause some unwanted side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, dry mouth, headache, skin rash, flu-like symptoms, fatigue, sleepiness and other uncommon or rare side effects. Inform your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any persistent problem due to the medication.
Q. Can Levact m be stopped when allergy symptoms are relieved?
No, Levact m should be continued as advised by the doctor. If any problems are experienced due to Levact m, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. What is Levact m?
Levact m is a combination of two medicines: Montelukast and Levocetirizine. 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 sypmtoms.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.