M-Kast 5mg/10mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of M-Kast Tablet
M-Kast 5mg/10mg Tablet is used in the treatment of sneezing and runny nose due to allergies.
M-Kast Tablet side effects
Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Headache
  • Skin rash
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Fatigue
  • Sleepiness
How to use M-Kast 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. M-Kast 5mg/10mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How M-Kast Tablet works
M-Kast 5mg/10mg Tablet 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.
M-Kast Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
M-Kast 5mg/10mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
M-Kast 5mg/10mg Tablet 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.
Lactation
M-Kast 5mg/10mg 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
M-Kast 5mg/10mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
M-Kast 5mg/10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of M-Kast 5mg/10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of M-Kast 5mg/10mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
M-Kast 5mg/10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of M-Kast 5mg/10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of M-Kast 5mg/10mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed M-Kast 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 M-Kast 5mg/10mg Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking M-Kast 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 M-Kast 5mg/10mg Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of M-Kast?
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.
Q. What is M-Kast?
M-Kast 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 M-Kast cause drowsiness or sleepiness?
Yes, the most common side effect of M-Kast 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 M-Kast be stopped when allergy symptoms are relieved?
No, M-Kast 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 M-Kast cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of M-Kast 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 M-Kast?
No, do not take alcohol while taking M-Kast. Drinking alcohol will increase the severity of drowsiness/sleepiness caused by M-Kast.
Q. Will M-Kast 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 M-Kast 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 31st Jul 2018.
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