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Montezine Kid 2.5mg/4mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Montezine Kid 2.5mg/4mg Tablet is used in the treatment of various allergic conditions. It relieves symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, itching, swelling and rashes. It also reduces inflammation in the airways and make breathing easier.

Montezine Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Headache
  • Skin rash
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Fatigue
  • Sleepiness

How to use Montezine 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. Montezine Kid 2.5mg/4mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Montezine Tablet works

Montezine Kid 2.5mg/4mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Levocetirizine and Montelukast, which relieves 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.

Montezine Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Montezine Kid 2.5mg/4mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Montezine Kid 2.5mg/4mg 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
Montezine Kid 2.5mg/4mg 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
Montezine Kid 2.5mg/4mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Montezine Kid 2.5mg/4mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Montezine Kid 2.5mg/4mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Montezine Kid 2.5mg/4mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Montezine Kid 2.5mg/4mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Montezine Kid 2.5mg/4mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Montezine Kid 2.5mg/4mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Montezine Kid 2.5mg/4mg Tablet
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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Montezine Kid 2.5mg/4mg Tablet to help relieve symptoms of allergy such as runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, and cough.
  • Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Montezine Kid 2.5mg/4mg Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking Montezine Kid 2.5mg/4mg 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 Montezine Kid 2.5mg/4mg Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Montezine

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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 sneezing and runny nose for two days.
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathologist
Dear PATIENT can take tablet sinnarest twice a day for this. Steam inhalation twice a day.
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FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Montezine?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.

Q. What is Montezine?

Montezine is a combination of two medicines: Montelukast and Levocetirizine. Levocetirizine is an antiallergic which helps to relieve allergy symptoms 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 reduces inflammation (swelling) in the airways and nose. This further helps to relieve the symptoms.

Q. Can the use of Montezine cause drowsiness or sleepiness?

Yes, the most common side effect of Montezine is sleepiness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or engage in other activities that need your full attention unless your doctor says that you may do so. Do not drink alcohol or take other central nervous system depressants, such as cough and cold medicines. Also avoid taking certain pain relief medicines and medicines that help you sleep as they can lead to severe drowsiness or can worsen it, causing falls or accidents.

Q. Can Montezine be stopped when allergy symptoms are relieved?

No, Montezine should be continued as advised by the doctor. If you experience any side effects of this medicine or the symptoms of allergy are worsened, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Can the use of Montezine cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Montezine can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Montezine?

No, do not take alcohol while taking Montezine. Drinking alcohol will increase the severity of drowsiness/sleepiness caused by Montezine.

Q. Will Montezine 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 Montezine can cause increased side effects. If the symptoms are getting severe, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
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References
  1. FDA approved prescribing information. Levocitrizine; 1995 [revised May 2007]. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Montelukast sodium. South Ruislip, Middlesex: Aurobindo Pharma - Milpharm Ltd.; 2012 [revised 04 Jan. 2018]. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Levocitrizine. Slough, Berkshire: UCB Pharma Limited; 2007 [revised 27 Mar. 2019]. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Montelukast sodium. Whitehouse Station, New Jersey: Merck & Co., Inc.; 1998 [revised Nov. 2014]. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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