Medicine Overview of Montewok LC Syrup
Montewok LC Syrup is used in the treatment of sneezing and runny nose due to allergies.
Side Effects of Montewok 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. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Montewok LC Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Montewok LC Syrup 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 Montewok LC Syrup
- You have been prescribed Montewok LC Syrup 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 Montewok LC Syrup can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
- Do not drink alcohol while taking Montewok LC Syrup 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 Montewok LC Syrup at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.
Montewok LC Syrup related warnings
Montewok LC Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Montewok LC Syrup 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.
Montewok LC Syrup is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Montewok LC Syrup may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Montewok LC Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Montewok LC Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Montewok LC Syrup is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Montewok LC Syrup should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Montewok LC Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Montewok LC Syrup in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.
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Frequently asked questions about Montewok LC Syrup
Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Montewok LC?
Keep this medicine in the container or pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it at as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.
Montewok LC is a combination of two medicines: Montelukast and Levocetirizine. Levocetirizine is an antiallergic which helps to relieve the symptoms of an 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 Montewok LC cause drowsiness or sleepiness?
Yes, the most common side effect of Montewok 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 Montewok LC. Severe drowsiness can happen or become worse, causing falls or accidents.
Q. Can Montewok LC be stopped when allergy symptoms are relieved?
No, Montewok 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 Montewok LC, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Can the use of Montewok LC cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Montewok 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 Montewok LC?
No, do not take alcohol while taking Montewok LC. Drinking alcohol will increase the severity of drowsiness/sleepiness caused by Montewok LC.
Q. Will Montewok 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 Montewok LC can cause increased side effects. If the symptoms are getting severe, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
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