Medicine Overview of Lukotas FX Tablet
Lukotas FX Tablet is used in the treatment of sneezing and runny nose due to allergies.
Side Effects of Lukotas FX are Nausea, Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Skin rash, Flu-like symptoms, Headache, Drowsiness, Dizziness.
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. Lukotas FX Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Montelukast is a leukotriene antagonist. It works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger (leukotriene). This reduces inflammation (swelling) in the airways and nose, and improves symptoms. Fexofenadine is an antiallergic which blocks the action another chemical messenger (histamine) responsible for runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing.
In Depth Information on Lukotas FX Tablet
- You have been prescribed Lukotas FX Tablet to help relieve symptoms of allergy such as runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, and cough.
- Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Lukotas FX Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
- Do not drink alcohol while taking Lukotas FX 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 Lukotas FX Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.
Lukotas FX Tablet related warnings
Lukotas FX Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lukotas FX Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lukotas FX Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Lukotas FX Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Lukotas FX Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lukotas FX Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Lukotas FX Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Lukotas FX Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Frequently asked questions about Lukotas FX Tablet
Lukotas FX is a combination of two medicines: Montelukast and Fexofenadine. 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 symptoms.
Q. Can Lukotas FX be stopped when allergy symptoms are relieved?
No, Lukotas FX should be continued as advised by the doctor. If any problems are experienced due to Lukotas FX, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Can the use of Lukotas FX cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Lukotas FX can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down for sometime or until you feel better and do not drive or use any machines.
Q. Can the use of Lukotas FX cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Lukotas FX 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. What should be avoided in food while taking Lukotas FX?
Do not take it with any fruit juices (such as apple, orange, or grapefruit) as they might make the drug less effective. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Lukotas FX. Drinking alcohol will increase the severity of drowsiness or sleepiness caused by Lukotas FX.
Q. Will Lukotas FX be more effective if taken in higher doses?
No, taking more of this medicine will not make it more effective. Consuming higher than the recommended dose of Lukotas FX can lead to increased side effects. If the symptoms are getting severe, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. What is the storage condition for the Lukotas FX?
Keep this medicine in the container or pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it as 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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