Montelast 10mg Tablet

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Introduction

Montelast 10mg 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 makes breathing easier.

Montelast 10mg Tablet can be taken with or without food. Take it at the same time to get the most benefit. It is advised to have it 2 hours before exercise if you have exercise-induced asthma. It should be taken as your doctor's advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you. It does not cure sudden breathing problems, so always carry a medicated inhaler with you. 

It is generally safe medicine with few common side effects include nausea, vomiting, headache, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. Generally, you should avoid alcohol while taking this medicine.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have ever had severe liver problems. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. You must inform your doctor about pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Montelast Tablet

  • Treatment of Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies

Benefits of Montelast Tablet

In Treatment of Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies

Montelast 10mg Tablet provides relief from symptoms such as blocked or runny nose, sneezing and itchy or watery eyes. This will make it easier for you to go about your daily activities. It rarely has any serious side effects and you may only need to take it on days you have symptoms. If you are taking it to prevent getting symptoms you should use it regularly to get the most benefit.

Side effects of Montelast Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Montelast

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain

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

How Montelast Tablet works

Montelast 10mg 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.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Montelast 10mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Montelast 10mg 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Montelast 10mg 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
Montelast 10mg 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
Montelast 10mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Montelast 10mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Montelast 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Montelast 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Montelast 10mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you forget to take Montelast Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Montelast 10mg 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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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Montelast 10mg 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 Montelast 10mg 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
1,3-Diarylpropanoid Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY
Action Class
Leukotriene antagonists

Interaction with drugs

Taking Montelast with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient concerns

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Get serum IgE to confirm it is allergy
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FAQs

Q. Why do you have to take Montelast 10mg Tablet at night?

Usually, it is recommended to take Montelast 10mg Tablet 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 Montelast 10mg Tablet is taken in the evening or morning. Hence, take the medicine as directed by your doctor.

Q. Is Montelast 10mg Tablet a steroid?

No, Montelast 10mg Tablet 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 Montelast 10mg Tablet make you drowsy?

An uncommon side effect of Montelast 10mg Tablet 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 Montelast 10mg Tablet?

Consumption of alcohol should be restricted while taking Montelast 10mg Tablet as it may cause dizziness and drowsiness as a side effect. Also, liver disorders caused as side effect of Montelast 10mg Tablet may occur more commonly with use of alcohol.

Q. Can Montelast 10mg Tablet cause mood changes?

Yes, although uncommonly but Montelast 10mg Tablet 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 Montelast 10mg Tablet cause weird dreams?

Yes, in rare cases Montelast 10mg Tablet may cause night mares, sleeplessness, and sleep walking. You should contact your doctor if these symptoms persist.

Q. How should Montelast 10mg Tablet be taken?

Montelast 10mg Tablet 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 Montelast 10mg Tablet 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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