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. Levomonte Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Levomonte Syrup 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.
Levomonte Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Levomonte Syrup 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.
Levomonte Syrup is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Levomonte Syrup may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Levomonte Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levomonte Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Levomonte Syrup is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Levomonte Syrup should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Levomonte Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Limited information is available on the use of Levomonte Syrup in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.
Yes, Levomonte does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Levomonte after the expiry date.
Q. What is Levomonte?
Levomonte 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 Levomonte cause drowsiness or sleepiness?
Yes, the most common side effect of Levomonte 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 Levomonte. Severe drowsiness can happen or become worse, causing falls or accidents.
Q. Can Levomonte be stopped when allergy symptoms are relieved?
No, Levomonte 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 Levomonte, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Can the use of Levomonte cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Levomonte 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 Levomonte?
No, do not take alcohol while taking Levomonte. Drinking alcohol will increase the severity of drowsiness/sleepiness caused by Levomonte.
Q. Will Levomonte 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 Levomonte can cause increased side effects. If the symptoms are getting severe, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 26th Jul 2018.