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MERLON LC 10MG/5MG TABLET

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Composition FOR MERLON LC

Levocetirizine(5 mg),Montelukast(10 mg)

food interaction for MERLON LC

alcohol interaction for MERLON LC

pregnancy interaction for MERLON LC

lactation interaction for MERLON LC

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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Merlon lc 10mg/5mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Merlon lc 10mg/5mg 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.
PROBABLY SAFE
Merlon lc 10mg/5mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR MERLON LC

Levocetirizine(5 mg)

Uses

Levocetirizine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders

How it works

Levocetirizine blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.

Common side effects

Abdominal pain, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Vomiting, Diarrhoea
Montelukast(10 mg)

Uses

Montelukast is used to prevent asthma

How it works

Montelukast works by blocking the action of leukotriene. Montelukast lowers inflammation in the airways and nasal passages to prevent asthma and relieve symptoms of allergies.

Common side effects

Abdominal cramp, Abdominal pain, Allergic reaction, Shortness of breath, Joint pain, Bloody nose, Chest tightness, Chest pain, Fatigue, Weakness, Headache, Increased sweating, Influenza like symptoms, Feeling of discomfort

SUBSTITUTES FOR MERLON LC

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  • MONTEK LC TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    Rs. 12.50/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 125
    pay 90% more per tablet
  • MONTAIR LC 5 MG/10 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Cipla Ltd
    Rs. 14.30/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 143
    pay 118% more per tablet
  • TELEKAST-L TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Lupin Ltd
    Rs. 11.20/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 112
    pay 70% more per tablet
  • MONTICOPE TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Mankind Pharma Ltd
    Rs. 8.59/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 85.91
    pay 31% more per tablet
  • MONTEMAC-L TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 10.20/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 102
    pay 55% more per tablet

Expert advice FOR MERLON LC

  • Use levocetirizine with caution in the elderly; they may be more sensitive to its effects.
  • It is best to take the drug at bedtime as it can make you drowzy.
  • Do not take levocetirizine if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to levocetirizine.
  • Take special care with levocetirizine and follow the advice of your doctor: if you suffer from epilepsy or are in any risk of having fits. if you suffer from kidney failure, because you may require a lower dosage.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking drugs like antidepressants; medications for anxiety, mental illness, or seizures; ritonavir; sedatives; sleeping pills; theophylline; and tranquilizers, as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Consult your doctor before taking this drug if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
  • Levocetrizine can cause drowsiness. Avoid engaging in hazardous occupations requiring complete mental alertness such as driving or operating machinery when taking.
  • Do not take alcohol with cetirizine, as it may worsen the side effects.

Frequently asked questions FOR MERLON LC

Levocetirizine

Q. Is levocetirizine/ LCZ/ LCZ plus/ xyzal/ Zyrtec/ vozet an over the counter?
No.Levecetirozine (also available as LCZ/ LCZ plus/ xyzal/ Zyrtec/ vozet) is not an over the counter medication. Prescription from your doctor is always required

Q. Is levocetirizine gluten free?
Yes.levocetirizine is gluten free. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

Q. Is levocetirizine a narcotic or steroid?
Levocetirizine belongs to a class of medications called antihistamines. It is not a narcotic or steroid

Q. Is levocetirizine a decongestant?
Levocetrizine is used to relieve runny nose; sneezing; and redness, itching, and tearing of the eyes caused by hay fever, seasonal allergies, and allergies due to other substances.

Montelukast

Q. What are the uses of montelukast/ Montek Lc/ Romilast?
Montelukast (also available as Montek Lc/ Romilast) is used to prevent and treat asthma, seasonal allergies (hay fever), and prevent exercise-induced asthma

Q. Is montelukast steroid/antibiotic?
No. Monteleukast is an leukotriene receptor antagonist which is used as an anti-asthmatic drugs

Q. Is montelukast harmful?
Montelukast is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is montelukast gluten free?
Montelukast is gluten free. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)