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Monticope Tablet


Overview

Uses of Monticope Tablet

Monticope Tablet is used in the treatment of sneezing and runny nose due to allergies.

Monticope Tablet side effects

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

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

How Monticope Tablet works

Monticope 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.

Monticope Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Monticope Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Monticope 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.
Lactation
Monticope Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Monticope Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Monticope Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Monticope Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Monticope Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
Monticope Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Monticope Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Monticope Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Monticope 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 Monticope Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking Monticope 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 Monticope Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Monticope

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Having cold and mucous in nose,also vomitted twice
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello, please start syp monticope 2.5 ml once daily for the next 5 days . Also use nasoclear nasal drops SOS for nasal blockage.
Dear doctor, As am a asthma patient which I got hereditary, but I am a smoker, which I am not able to sleep without taking tablets (Monticope n Theo Asthalin) and levolin Inhaler, as I am trying to quit smoking , pls suggest me for the better treatment sir. Thank you sir, PATIENT S
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Dear sir please take Tabacum 30, 04 drops in half cup water and Quercus 1x, 1 tab thrice daily for a month, but in case there is no improvement, you might need to visit a homeopath so that he can examine you and discuss your case in detail, get some investigations and guide you accordingly. For Do?s and Don?ts while taking homeopathic medicines visit www.arorasclinic.com/homeopathy
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FAQs

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

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 Monticope?

Monticope 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 Monticope cause drowsiness or sleepiness?

Yes, the most common side effect of Monticope 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 Monticope be stopped when allergy symptoms are relieved?

No, Monticope 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 Monticope cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Monticope 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 Monticope?

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

Q. Will Monticope 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 Monticope can cause increased side effects. If the symptoms are getting severe, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
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