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Lorfast Meltab Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
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Introduction

Lorfast Meltab Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It is used in the treatment of various allergic conditions. It relieves symptoms like itching, swelling and rashes.

Lorfast Meltab Tablet should be taken on an empty stomach. The dose may vary depending on what you are taking it for. Take it as it has been prescribed by your doctor. You may need this medicine only on days you have symptoms, or you may need to take it every day to prevent symptoms from happening. If you stop taking it earlier than advised, your symptoms may come back.  This medicine is generally very safe.

As compared to other similar medications, it is much less likely to make you feel sleepy. But, it may cause some amount of dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that needs attention. Consult your doctor if it persists or worry you. It may cause headaches or increase appetite in some cases. Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any problems with your liver or kidneys or with your heart.

Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine.

Uses of Lorfast Tablet

Benefits of Lorfast Tablet

In Allergic conditions

Lorfast Meltab 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 can also give relief from allergic reactions after insect bites and symptoms of hives and eczema such as rash, swelling, itching, and irritation. This will improve the appearance of your skin and you may find that your mood and self-confidence improve as well. It rarely has any serious side effects and you may only need to take it on days you have symptoms. Moreover, Lorfast Meltab Tablet may make you feel less sleepy as compared to other antihistamine medicines. If you are taking it to prevent getting symptoms you should use it regularly to get the most benefit.

Side effects of Lorfast 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 Lorfast

  • Sleepiness
  • Increased appetite

How to use Lorfast 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. Lorfast Meltab Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Lorfast Tablet works

Lorfast Meltab Tablet is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger (histamine) in the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Lorfast Meltab Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lorfast Meltab 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
Lorfast Meltab Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Because of its low milk levels and lack of sleepiness, use of Lorfast Meltab Tablet would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed babies.
Driving
SAFE
Lorfast Meltab Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lorfast Meltab Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lorfast Meltab Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Lorfast Meltab Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lorfast Meltab Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Lorfast Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Lorfast Meltab Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Fact Box

Chemical Class
Piperidine Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lorfast with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Aprepit, Aprepep, Fos-Aprepitant
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Fosup, Artepitant, Fosaran
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SERIOUS
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MODERATE

Patient Concerns

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Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
ENT
Tab lorfast AM, duonase nasal spray
Suffering with cold in winter. Using Lorfast, Levocet D , Omnacortil 10 mg from 3 years.
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
Appears allergic issue get serum IgE level top see for allergy marker and revert
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FAQs

Q. How quickly does Lorfast Meltab Tablet work?

Lorfast Meltab Tablet starts working within an hour of taking it. The maximum benefit of this medicine is seen within 6 hours and the effect lasts for 24 hours.

Q. Is Lorfast Meltab Tablet effective?

Lorfast Meltab Tablet is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Lorfast Meltab Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Can Lorfast Meltab Tablet cause heart problems?

Yes, Lorfast Meltab Tablet may cause fast or irregular heartbeat and palpitations, especially in patients with heart problems. Patients who are already suffering from heart disease should remain careful while taking Lorfast Meltab Tablet. Therefore, inform your doctor if you have heart problems.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Lorfast Meltab Tablet?

If you have missed a dose of Lorfast Meltab Tablet, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take it in the regular schedule instead of taking the missed dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Does Lorfast Meltab Tablet relieve symptoms of outdoor and indoor allergies?

Yes, Lorfast Meltab Tablet relieves the symptoms of upper respiratory allergies or hay fever which can be caused by outdoor and indoor allergens. It relieves the symptoms of itchy or watery eyes, runny nose, and sneezing, or itching of the nose or throat.

Q. Can Lorfast Meltab Tablet make you sleepy?

Yes, drowsiness is a common side effect of this medicine. However, it does not affect everyone. But in case the drowsiness starts hampering your daily life, consult your doctor who might suggest another anti-allergic medicine which does not cause sleepiness.

Q. Can you overdose on Lorfast Meltab Tablet?

No, never take an overdose of any medicine. Overdose of Lorfast Meltab Tablet may cause dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue and dry mouth. If you accidentally take more than the recommended dose of Lorfast Meltab Tablet, seek emergency medical service in a nearby hospital or contact your doctor immediately.

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References

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