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Composition FOR MFEX

Montelukast(NA),Fexofenadine(NA)

food interaction for MFEX

alcohol interaction for MFEX

pregnancy interaction for MFEX

lactation interaction for MFEX

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Mfex tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Mfex 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR MFEX

Montelukast(NA)

Uses

Montelukast is used to prevent asthma
It is also used to prevent exercise-induced asthma and seasonal allergies.

How it works

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

Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Skin rash, Flu-like symptoms, Diarrhoea
Fexofenadine(NA)

Uses

Fexofenadine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders

How it works

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

Common side effects

Sleepiness

SUBSTITUTES FOR MFEX

No substitutes found

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Expert advice FOR MFEX

  • Do not take montelukast if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to montelukast or any of the other ingredients of montelukast.
  • Contact your doctor, if your asthma or breathing gets worse.
  • Montelukast is not meant to treat asthma attacks of short duration. If an attack occurs, it is advisable to always have your inhaled rescue medicine with you.
  • Take asthma medications prescribed only by doctor. Montelukast should not be substituted for other asthma medications your doctor has prescribed for you.
  • Consult your doctor if you get symptoms of flu-like illness, pins and needles or numbness of arms or legs, worsening of respiratory symptoms, and/or rash.
  • Consult your doctor before taking this drug if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR MFEX

Montelukast

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What are the uses of montelukast/ Montek Lc/ Romilast?
Montelukast is a leukotriene receptor antagonist and is used to treat asthma and prevent seasonal allergies and exercise-induced asthma.

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Is montelukast harmful?
Montelukast is not harmful if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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

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Is montelukast an antibiotic?
Montelukast is not an antibiotic. It is a leukotriene receptor antagonist.

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Is montelukast a steroid?
Montelukast is not a steroid. It is a leukotriene receptor antagonist.

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Is montelukast safe for long-term use?
Clinical reports of montelukast used for up to two years for adults, and up to 12 months for children 6 to 14 years of age showed no significant safety issues. However, always take a medicine for the duration as advised by your doctor.

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Is montelukast a sedative?
Montelukast does not belong to the class of sedative drugs. However, it has been seen to cause drowsiness (sedation) as a side effect. Talk to your doctor in case you experience excessive sedation as the dose of your medicine may need to be changed.

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Is montelukast safe for babies?
Safety of montelukast in children more than one year of age is well established in clinical studies and can be used. However, always consult a doctor before giving any medicine to a child.

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Is montelukast safe for breastfeeding?
It is not known whether montelukast passes into the human milk or not. So, it should be used with caution in mothers who are breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor if you need to take any medicine while breastfeeding.

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Is montelukast an antihistamine drug?
Montelukast is not an antihistamine drug. It is not known to block with histamine receptors. It is a leukotriene receptor antagonist.

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Is montelukast a bronchodilator?
Montelukast is a leukotriene receptor blocker. It works in two ways: by acting as a bronchodilator and by decreasing the inflammation in the airways and nasal passages to prevent asthma and relieve symptoms of allergies.

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Is montelukast a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)?
No, montelukast is not a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is a leukotriene receptor antagonist.

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How long can I take montelukast for?
Clinical reports of montelukast used for up to two years for adults, and up to 12 months for children 6 to 14 years of age showed no significant safety issues. However, always take a medicine for the duration as advised by your doctor.

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Can you take montelukast for allergies?
Montelukast has been indicated for the treatment of allergic respiratory illnesses like seasonal allergies and exercise-induced asthma. However, it may not be of use in other forms of allergy. Consult your doctor for the appropriate use of the drug and right treatment of your allergies.

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Can I take montelukast with loratadine?
Montelukast can be taken with loratadine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take montelukast with diphenhydramine?
Montelukast can be taken with diphenhydramine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take montelukast with cetirizine?
Montelukast can be taken with cetirizine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take montelukast with antibiotics?
Montelukast can be taken with antibiotics. No specific drug-drug interactions have been reported when it is used with most of the antibiotics. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking it with antibiotics.

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Can I take montelukast with antihistamine?
Montelukast can be taken with antihistamine drugs like levocetirizine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take montelukast with fexofenadine?
Montelukast can be taken with fexofenadine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take montelukast with guaifenesin?
Montelukast can be taken with guaifenesin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take montelukast with pseudoephedrine?
Montelukast can be taken with pseudoephedrine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Does montelukast cause drowsiness?
Montelukast has been reported to cause drowsiness. If you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.

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Does montelukast cause weight gain?
\Montelukast has not been reported to cause weight gain. Talk to your doctor if you experience weight gain while taking this drug as it could be due to some other underlying condition.

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Does montelukast cause hair loss?
Montelukast has not been reported to cause hair loss. Talk to your doctor if you experience hair loss while taking this drug as it could be due to some other underlying condition.

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Does montelukast work?
Montelukast works if taken for the right indication for a prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.

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Does montelukast expire?
Yes, like any other medicine, montelukast has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.

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Does montelukast have acetaminophen?
Montelukast does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen).

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Does montelukast make you tired?
Montelukast has not been reported to cause tiredness or lethargy, but it may cause dizziness and drowsiness. Talk to your doctor if you experience these problems while taking this drug.

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Does montelukast cause insomnia?
Montelukast use has been reported to cause insomnia but this is an uncommon side effect. Talk to your doctor if you experience any problems in your sleep while taking this drug.

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Does montelukast cause high blood pressure?
Montelukast has not been reported to cause any increase in blood pressure. Talk to your doctor if you experience changes in your blood pressure while taking this drug.

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Does montelukast cause constipation?
Montelukast has not been reported to cause constipation. Talk to your doctor if you experience constipation while taking this drug as it could be due to some other underlying condition.

Fexofenadine

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Can I take fexofenadine for an allergic reaction?
Fexofenadine is an antihistaminic drug. Fexofenadine 120mg is used to treat the symptoms of hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) such as sneezing, itchy and runny nose and red, itchy and watery eyes and fexofenadine 180mg is used for long term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria) such as itching, swelling, and rashes. Please consult your doctor before taking fexofenadine for any allergic reaction.

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Is fexofenadine a stimulant?
Fexofenadine is not a stimulant. It belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines.

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Is fexofenadine better than cetirizine?
Both cetirizine and fexofenadine are antihistamines. Both medications work well for the treatment of seasonal hay fever and urticaria, but their effect may vary upon individual response. Cetirizine has shown to produce greater relief of seasonal allergic rhinitis symptoms than fexofenadine at 12 hours postdose. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.

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Can I take fexofenadine for hives (urticaria)?
Urticaria, commonly known as hives can be acute or chronic. Fexofenadine 180mg is used to relieve symptoms like itching, swelling, and rashes that occur with long term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria). Talk to your doctor for the treatment of hives.

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Can I take fexofenadine for itchy skin?
Fexofenadine is used to relieve symptoms like itching, swelling, and rashes that occur with long term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria). If you are suffering from itchy skin, please consult your doctor before taking any medicines as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.

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Can I take fexofenadine for food allergy?
It is not recommended to use fexofenadine for food allergy.

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Can I take allegra for a rash?
Fexofenadine is used to relieve itching, swelling, and rashes that occur with long term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria). If you are suffering from itchy skin, please consult your doctor before taking any medicines as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.

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Can I take allegra for wasp sting?
It is not recommended to use fexofenadine for the wasp sting.

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Can I take fexofenadine for a bee sting?
It is not recommended to use fexofenadine for bee sting.

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Can I take allegra for mosquito bites?
It is not recommended to use fexofenadine for mosquito bites.

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Does fexofenadine keep you awake?
Fexofenadine can cause sleepiness as a side effect. However, fexofenadine can also cause difficulty in sleeping (insomnia) and sleeping problems in some people. The effect of fexofenadine on sleep is variable.

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Does fexofenadine cause weight gain?
Fexofenadine is not reported to cause weight gain. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking fexofenadine.

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Does fexofenadine stop itching?
Fexofenadine can help to stop itching associated with hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) and long term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria). Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine for itching as it may require a proper diagnosis of the underlying disease and treatment.

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Does fexofenadine expire?
Yes, fexofenadine does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.

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Does fexofenadine cause dementia?
Fexofenadine is not known to cause dementia. Please consult your doctor if you have any signs and symptoms of dementia as it would require proper diagnosis and management.

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Does fexofenadine raise blood sugar?
Fexofenadine is not known to raise blood sugar. Please consult your doctor if you have increased blood sugar after taking fexofenadine.

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Does fexofenadine effect blood pressure?
Fexofenadine is not known to effect blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience blood pressure changes after taking fexofenadine.

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Does fexofenadine cause insomnia?
Fexofenadine can cause difficulty in sleeping (insomnia) as a side effect. However, fexofenadine can also cause sleepiness in some people. The effect of fexofenadine on sleep is variable. Talk to your doctor in case you experience sleep problems while taking fexofenadine.

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Does fexofenadine contain codeine?
Fexofenadine does not contain codeine.

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Does fexofenadine effect the contraceptive pill?
Fexofenadine hydrochloride has not shown to effect the contraceptive pill. However, please consult your doctor before taking fexofenadine if you are already taking contraceptive pills.

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Is fexofenadine a steroid?
Fexofenadine is not a steroid. Fexofenadine belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines.

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Is fexofenadine safe in pregnancy?
There are no adequate data from the use of fexofenadine hydrochloride in pregnant women. Fexofenadine hydrochloride should not be used during pregnancy unless clearly necessary. If you are pregnant or planning to have a baby, talk to your doctor for before taking this medicine.

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Is fexofenadine better than cetirizine?
Fexofenadine and cetirizine belong to the same class of medicines known as antihistamines with similar action. However, fexofenadine is non-sedative while cetirizine does cause some sedation. Also, their effect may vary upon individual response. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use.

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Is fexofenadine safe?
Fexofenadine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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Does fexofenadine make you feel drowsy?
Drowsiness is a common side effect of fexofenadine. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive drowsiness after taking fexofenadine.

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Is fexofenadine over the counter?
Fexofenadine is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine.

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Is fexofenadine a decongestant?
Fexofenadine is not a decongestant. Fexofenadine belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines and is used to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis and allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria). Decongestants are medicines that relieve congestion by reducing swelling, inflammation and mucus formation in the nose making it easier for a person to breathe. Their main action is activation of alpha-adrenergic receptors which vasoconstricts (narrows) blood vessels. Examples of decongestants are pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine.

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Is fexofenadine anticholinergic?
Fexofenadine is not an anticholinergic. Fexofenadine belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines.

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Is fexofenadine sedating (makes you feel sleepy)?
Fexofenadine hydrochloride is a non-sedating (does not make you feel sleepy) antihistamine.

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Is fexofenadine a stimulant?
Fexofenadine is not a stimulant. Fexofenadine belongs to a group of medcines known as antihistamines and is used to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis and allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria).

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Can I take fexofenadine with cetirizine?
Fexofenadine and cetirizine both belong to the same group of medicines known as antihistamines with similar action. Although there are no reported drug interactions, please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.

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Can I take fexofenadine with loratadine?
Loratadine will increase the level or effect of fexofenadine by decreasing its metabolism (breakdown). Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.

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Can I take fexofenadine with omeprazole?
Fexofenadine can be taken with omeprazole. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take fexofenadine with citalopram?
Fexofenadine can be taken with citalopram. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take fexofenadine with prednisone?
Fexofenadine can be taken with prednisone. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take fexofenadine with amoxicillin?
Fexofenadine can be taken with amoxicillin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take fexofenadine while having high blood pressure?
Fexofenadine does not effect blood pressure. Always share your medical history with your doctor before taking any medicines.

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Can I take fexofenadine with paracetamol?
Fexofenadine can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take fexofenadine with ibuprofen?
Fexofenadine can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)