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Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of allergic symptoms such as runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, itching, swelling, watery eyes and congestion or stuffiness. It also reduces inflammation in the airways and make breathing easier.

Locz-M 5mg/10mg 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, diarrhea, vomiting, dryness in the mouth, headache, skin rash, flu-like symptoms, and fatigue. 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 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.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Before you start taking this medicine it is important to inform your doctor if you are suffering from kidney disease.

Uses of Locz-M Tablet

  • Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies

Benefits of Locz-M Tablet

In Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies

Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet provides relief from symptoms such as blocked or runny nose, sneezing, and itchy or watery eyes. This will make it easier for you to go about your daily activities. It rarely has any serious side effects and you may only need to take it on days you have symptoms. Moreover, Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet may make you feel less sleepy as compared to other similar medicines. If you are taking it to prevent getting symptoms you should use it regularly to get the most benefit.

Side effects of Locz-M Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Locz-M

  • Diarrhea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Skin rash
  • Sleepiness
  • Vomiting

How to use Locz-M 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. Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Locz-M Tablet works

Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Levocetirizine and Montelukast, which relieves 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet to help relieve symptoms of allergy such as runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, and cough.
  • Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking Locz-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 Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

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FAQs

Q. What is Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet?

Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Montelukast and Levocetirizine. Levocetirizine is an antiallergic which helps to relieve allergy symptoms 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 reduces inflammation (swelling) in the airways and nose. This further helps to relieve the symptoms.

Q. Can the use of Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet cause drowsiness or sleepiness?

Yes, the most common side effect of Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet is sleepiness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or engage in other activities that need your full attention unless your doctor says that you may do so. Do not drink alcohol or take other central nervous system depressants, such as cough and cold medicines. Also avoid taking certain pain relief medicines and medicines that help you sleep as they can lead to severe drowsiness or can worsen it, causing falls or accidents.

Q. Can Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet be stopped when allergy symptoms are relieved?

No, Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet should be continued as advised by the doctor. If you experience any side effects of this medicine or the symptoms of allergy are worsened, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Can the use of Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet 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. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet?

No, do not take alcohol while taking Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet. Drinking alcohol will increase the severity of drowsiness/sleepiness caused by Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet.

Q. Will Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet 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 Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet can cause increased side effects. If the symptoms are getting severe, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Locz-M 5mg/10mg Tablet?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack 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.
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References

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  2. Adsule SM, Misra D. Long term treatment with montelukast and levocetirizine combination in persistent allergic rhinitis: review of recent evidence. J Indian Med Assoc. 2010;108(6):381-382. [Accessed 16 Apr. 2020]. (online) Available from:External Link

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