Medicine Overview of Montek LC Tablet
Montek LC Tablet is used in the treatment of sneezing and runny nose due to allergies.
Side Effects of Montek LC are Nausea, Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Dryness in mouth, Headache, Skin rash, Flu-like symptoms, Fatigue, Sleepiness.
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. Montek LC Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Montek LC 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.
In Depth Information on Montek LC Tablet
- You have been prescribed Montek LC Tablet to help relieve symptoms of allergy such as runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, and cough.
- Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Montek LC Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
- Do not drink alcohol while taking Montek LC 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 Montek LC Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.
Montek LC Tablet related warnings
Montek LC Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Montek LC 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.
Montek LC Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Montek LC Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Montek LC Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Montek LC Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Montek LC Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Montek LC Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Montek LC Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Montek LC Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.
Questions Related to Montek LC
I am taking levokast ax medicine after 2-3 days to control my asthama problem from last 3 years . Taking this medicine have any side effect on my weight ? Currently i am in delhi i want to buy this medicine here but in local medical stores I am not able to find this medicine suggest me alternate medicine for this thanks doctor
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
No effects on weight have been seen. Odimont AL or MonTEK LC alternatives
Ear gets blocked on flight during landing. This situation happens when I am having cold. Currently I am having little bit cold and for which I am taking the following medicines: 1. Montek-LC (1 tablet once in a day) 2. Otrivin Nasal spray 3. Tossex-DMR cough syrup Please suggest what next to be done to avoid ear blockage on flight as it persists for 4-5 days. Thanks and Regards, PATIENT
Dr. Vijay Verma
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
Take steam no flying during coldKeep swallowing during take off and landing
Ear gets blocked on flight during landing. This situation happens when I am having cold. Currently I am having little bit cold and for which I am taking the following medicines: 1. Montek-LC (1 tablet once in a day) 2. Otrivin Nasal spray 3. Tossex-DMR cough syrup. Please suggest what next to be done to avoid ear blockage on flight as it persists till 4-5 days. Thanks and Regards, PATIENT
Dr. Pushkar Mani
keep a chewing gum with u or toffee and keep chewing during take of and landing or when flight is ascending or descending
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Frequently asked questions about Montek LC Tablet
Q. Does Montek lc expire?
Yes, Montek lc does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Montek lc after the expiry date.
Montek lc is a combination of two medicines: Montelukast and Levocetirizine. Levocetirizine is an antiallergic which helps to relieve the symptoms of allergy 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 it reduces inflammation (swelling) in the airways and nose and further helps to relieve the symptoms.
Q. Can the use of Montek lc cause drowsiness or sleepiness?
Yes, the most common side effect of Montek lc is sleepiness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or engage in other activities that need your full attention unless your healthcare provider says that you may do so. Do not drink alcohol or take other central nervous system depressants, such as cough and cold medicines, certain pain medicines and medicines that help you sleep, while taking Montek lc. Severe drowsiness can happen or become worse, causing falls or accidents.
Q. Can Montek lc be stopped when allergy symptoms are relieved?
No, Montek lc should be continued as advised by the doctor. If you experience any side effects for a long time or the symptoms of allergy are worsened while taking Montek lc, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Can the use of Montek lc cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Montek lc can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water on your bedside at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry.
Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Montek lc?
No, do not take alcohol while taking Montek lc. Drinking alcohol will increase the severity of drowsiness/sleepiness caused by Montek lc.
Q. Will Montek lc 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 Montek lc can cause increased side effects. If the symptoms are getting severe, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
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