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Levokast AX Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Levokast AX Tablet is a combination medicine used in the prevention of asthma. It relieves allergy symptoms such as runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, watery eyes and congestion or stuffiness. It also helps in relaxing the muscles of the air passages, thus widening it and making it easier to breathe.

Levokast AX 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, Stomach upset, dryness in mouth, flu-like symptoms, fatigue, 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 also 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.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Levokast AX Tablet

Side effects of Levokast AX Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Stomach upset
  • Stomach upset
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Allergic reaction
  • Sleepiness
  • Flu-like symptoms

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

How Levokast AX Tablet works

Levokast AX Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Ambroxol, Levocetirizine and Montelukast. Ambroxol is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out. Levocetirizine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Montelukast is a leukotriene antagonist. It works by blocking the action of leukotriene, a chemical messenger. This reduces inflammation in the airways and nose and improves your symptoms.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Levokast AX Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Levokast AX 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Levokast AX Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Levokast AX Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Levokast AX Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levokast AX Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Levokast AX Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Levokast AX Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Levokast AX Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Levokast AX Tablet for prevention of asthma.
  • Take it at the same time each day, preferably in the evening after food.
  • Do not take it with any fruit juices (such as apple, orange, or grapefruit) as they might make the drug less effective.
  • It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden breathing problems. Use your rescue inhaler to control sudden difficulty in breathing. 
  • Your doctor may take regular blood test to monitor the level of drug in your body.
  • Avoid using antacids within 30 minutes of taking this medicine. It can make it harder for your body to absorb this medication.
  • Notify your doctor if you smoke or have an viral infection. Your dose may need to be adjusted.
  • Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor, even if you feel better.

Patient Concerns

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I am taking levokast ax medicine after 2-3 days to control my asthama problem from last 3 years . Taking this medicine have any side effect on my weight ? Currently i am in delhi i want to buy this medicine here but in local medical stores I am not able to find this medicine suggest me alternate medicine for this thanks doctor
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Pulmonology
No effects on weight have been seen. Odimont AL or MonTEK LC alternatives
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Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
take moosli pak 1 spoon twice, vigom,ax forte 2 tab twice with milk, apply sri gopal oil and do massage
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FAQs

Q. Can I use Levokast AX while breastfeeding?

No, Levokast AX should not be used by breastfeeding mothers. Inform your doctor that you are breastfeeding if you are advised to take this medicine.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Levokast AX?

No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Levokast AX. Drinking alcohol will increase the risk of serious side effects caused by Levokast AX.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Levokast AX?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container 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.

Q. Can the use of Levokast AX cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Levokast AX 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.
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References
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