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Montair 10 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Montair Tablet

Montair 10 Tablet is a prescription medicine used for asthma prevention and for the treatment of allergy symptoms such as sneezing and runny nose. It reduces inflammation in the airways and make breathing easier.

This medicine is not used to relieve sudden breathing problems. Thus, you must use inhaler to get quick relief. It may be taken with or without food. But, It is better to take it in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. You should complete the full course of treatment and should never stop this medicine without consulting the doctor.

It is a relatively safe medicine with very few side effects like nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Montair Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Flu-like symptoms

How to use Montair 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. Montair 10 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Montair Tablet works

Montair 10 Tablet works by blocking the action of leukotriene, a chemical messenger. This reduces inflammation in the airways to prevent asthma and relieve symptoms of allergies.

Montair Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Montair 10 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Montair 10 Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Montair 10 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Montair 10 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Montair 10 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Montair 10 Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Montair 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Montair 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Montair 10 Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Montair Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Montair 10 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Montair 10 Tablet for asthma prevention and for the treatment of allergy symptoms such as sneezing and runny nose.
  • It is a relatively safe medicine with very few side effects.
  • Take Montair 10 Tablet 2 hours before exercising if you have exercise-induced asthma.
  • It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden breathing problems. Use your rescue inhaler to control sudden difficulty in breathing.
  • Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor, even if you feel better.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Montair with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin, Notian
SERIOUS
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Brand(s): Theopin, Zvtho
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Montair

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Dear Dr. One of my friend son 6 years old boy is using Montair LC for allergy. Is theier any problems by using this tablet. Medical Shoppers told that usually using this tablets elders only.
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
Ask A Chemist
For kids, Montair LC is available as Montair LC KID tablet and Montair LC KID syrup. It contains Montelukast (4mg) and Levocetrizine (2.5mg). Montelukast is used to prevent and treat asthma, seasonal and year round allergies (hay fever), and prevent exercise-induced asthma. Levocetirizine is used to treat symptoms of allergic conditions such as allergic fever (hay fever), year-round allergies like dust or pet allergies and chronic nettle rash. It is best to take the drug at bedtime as it can make you drowsy.
I am the patient , I suffer breathing problem since childhood and I have been taking montair fx and pump since long time . Is there any permanent cure ?
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Lungs Specialist
usually asthma can be well controlled so that you do not require regular inhalers throughout year. this can be achieved by seeing your pulmonary function tests and avoiding allergens
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FAQs

Q. Why do you have to take Montair at night?

Usually, it is recommended to take Montair in the evening when it is being used for asthma and allergic rhinitis (cough and cold due to allergy). However, the exact reason for this is not yet known. Some studies have shown that there is no difference in effectiveness whether Montair is taken in the evening or morning. Hence, take the medicine as directed by your doctor.

Q. Is Montair a steroid?

No, Montair is not a steroid. It is a leukotriene blocker. Leukotrienes are natural substances released during an allergic reaction which causes constriction of muscles of airway. It can also cause allergy symptoms. This medicine blocks leukotrienes which helps in relieving symptoms of asthma and allergic rhinitis.

Q. Does Montair make you drowsy?

An uncommon side effect of Montair is drowsiness. It can also cause dizziness. Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery until you know how the medicine affects you. Consult your doctor if you experience these side effects.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Montair?

Consumption of alcohol should be restricted while taking Montair as it may cause dizziness and drowsiness as a side effect. Also, liver disorders caused as side effect of Montair may occur more commonly with use of alcohol.

Q. Can Montair cause mood changes?

Yes, although uncommonly but Montair may cause mood changes. The symptoms of mood change include anxiety, agitation, aggressive behaviour or hostility, irritability, and restlessness. One may also experience depression and suicidal tendency. Consult your doctor immediately in case you develop any of these symptoms.

Q. Can Montair cause weird dreams?

Yes, in rare cases Montair may cause night mares, sleeplessness, and sleep walking. You should contact your doctor if these symptoms persist.

Q. How should Montair be taken?

Montair should be taken exactly as directed by your doctor. The medicine should be used preferably in the evening with or without food when being used for asthma. Whereas, for allergic rhinitis, it can be taken at any time of the day but at the same time each day. But, if you are taking it to avoid breathing difficulties during exercise, it should be taken 2 hours before exercise.

Q. How should Montair granules be given to children?

It can be directly given in the mouth or dissolve in 1 teaspoonful of cold or room temperature baby formula or breast milk. It can also be used with 1 spoonful of mashed carrots, applesauce, rice, or ice-cream. Remember to give the mixture within 15 minutes of making it.
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References
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  2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 937-38.
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