Lukotas FX Tablet


Overview

Uses of Lukotas FX Tablet

Lukotas FX Tablet is used in the treatment of sneezing and runny nose due to allergies.

Lukotas FX Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness

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

How Lukotas FX Tablet works

Montelukast is a leukotriene antagonist. It works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger called leukotriene. This reduces inflammation (swelling) in the airways and nose and improves symptoms. Fexofenadine is an antiallergic which blocks the action of another chemical messenger (histamine) responsible for runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing.

Lukotas FX Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Lukotas FX Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
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.
Lactation
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.
Driving
Lukotas FX Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
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.
Liver
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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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Lukotas FX 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 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.

User Feedback


FAQs

Q. What is Lukotas FX ?

Lukotas FX is a combination of two medicines: Montelukast and Fexofenadine. This medicine is used to treat allergy symptoms like runny nose, sneeze and cough. It works by lowering the 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, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better. 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 as it might 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, rather it can lead to increased side effects. If the symptoms are getting severe, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Lukotas FX?

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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 13th Dec 2018.
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