Montina 5mg Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Montina 5mg Tablet is used to prevent asthma attacks in children. It may also be used to ease breathing difficulties caused by strenuous physical activities. This medicine also helps treat symptoms of skin and seasonal allergies such as runny nose, sneezing, itching, swelling, congestion, and watery eyes.

Give Montina 5mg Tablet to your child at a fixed time before or after food in the prescribed dose, time, and way. You may need to give it to your child for a few weeks before it starts to prevent asthma attacks. For asthma, prefer giving Montina 5mg Tablet in the evening or 2 hours before physical activity. For allergy, it is best to give it either in the morning or in the evening, depending upon the time of onset of symptoms. In case your child has both, prefer giving it in the evening. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking this medicine, give the same dose again, but skip it if it’s already time for the next dose.

Your child may start to feel better after a few regular doses. However, you must still complete the prescribed dose to ensure maximum benefit. Moreover, stopping the medicine abruptly may worsen your child’s condition. This medicine may cause some minor and temporary side effects like fever, headache, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Usually, these episodes subside once your child’s body adapts to the medicine. However, in case these effects persist or start bothering your child, consult your child’s doctor without any delay.

Let your child’s doctor know if your child is already taking any medicines. Also, narrate your child’s complete medical history, including any prior episodes of allergy, heart problem, blood disorder, vascular disorders, birth defects, airway obstruction, lung anomaly, skin disorder, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. This information is critical for dose alterations and in planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Montina Tablet

Benefits of Montina Tablet

In Prevention of Asthma

Asthma is a condition in which your child’s airways become narrow and as a result, breathing becomes difficult. Montina 5mg Tablet works by reducing and preventing swelling and inflammation in your lungs. It is known as a “preventer” and is used to prevent the symptoms of asthma such as tightness in your chest, wheezing, breathlessness, and coughing. This means your child can carry out daily activities more easily and more confidently. It may take a few weeks for this medicine to show full effects. This medicine will not stop an asthma attack that has already started.

In Treatment of Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies

Montina 5mg Tablet provides relief from symptoms such as blocked or runny nose, sneezing, and itchy or watery eyes. This will make it easier for your child to go about their daily activities. It rarely has any serious side effects and your child may only need to take it on days they have symptoms. If your child is taking it to prevent getting symptoms, it should be taken regularly to get maximum benefit.

In Treatment of Allergic skin conditions

Montina 5mg Tablet is effective in treating allergic skin conditions with inflammation and itching such as urticaria. It works by reducing the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation of the skin. It reduces the redness, rash, pain, or itchiness caused by the skin’s reaction to an irritant.

Side effects of Montina 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 Montina

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

How to use Montina 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. Montina 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Montina Tablet works

Montina 5mg Tablet is a leukotriene antagonist that works by blocking a chemical messenger (leukotriene). This reduces inflammation (swelling) in the airways and nose and improves symptoms.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Montina 5mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Montina 5mg 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Montina 5mg 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
Montina 5mg 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
Montina 5mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Montina 5mg Tablet is recommended.
However, consult your child’s doctor in case of severe kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Montina 5mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Montina 5mg Tablet is recommended.
However, consult your child’s doctor in case of severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Montina Tablet?

Do not panic. Unless your child’s doctor has advised a specific regime for your child, give the missed dose as soon as you remember it. Skip the missed dose if it is almost the time for the next dose. Do not give a double dose to catch up and follow the prescribed dosing schedule.

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Quick Tips

  • Montina 5mg Tablet helps prevent asthma attacks. Never use it to stop an attack that has already started, as the medicine may not work for such cases.
  • Make sure you keep all other rescue medicines handy for your child in case of any respiratory distress.
  • If your child is taking inhaled corticosteroids, taper down the dose gradually only after the advice of the doctor.
  • Never increase or decrease the dose of Montina 5mg Tablet on your own as it can harm your child.
  • Never combine Montina 5mg Tablet with other cold and flu medicines as that may cause some side effects.
  • If you are giving Montina 5mg Tablet to your child for asthma or allergy, you need not give another dose to prevent exercise-induced breathing problems. In case of any confusion, consult your child’s doctor as soon as possible.
  • Make sure that you always have enough medicine.
  • Never give medicines meant for adults to children as they can harm.
  • Practice self-care tips:
    1. Abstain your child from coming in contact with allergens.
    2. Encourage your child to wear a face mask and avoid dusty places.
    3. Give plenty of fluids to your child as that helps in thinning and loosening the mucus in the lungs.

Fact Box

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

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Montina with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin, Notian
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Brand(s): Coxbact
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Can I take regular Montina L Tablet for allergic cold
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
No it should be taken till the time doctor prescribes it
Sir , I am suffering by Skin Allergy problem . Very Itching in Full Body . when I open my cloth that time very Itching . this problem started from before seven month.I take Montina L . But When I used Montina L . Itching Not when I mis Montina Excess Itching and Ful Body Mark of Nail and bloody Skin Spot. Kindly Suggest Me
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
this requires a face to face consultation and examination visit a dermatologist nearby
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FAQs

Q. How should Montina 5mg 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.

Q. Which food items should my child avoid taking along with Montina 5mg Tablet?

Do not give high-fat meals and fruit juices to your child along with Montina 5mg Tablet as they may interfere with the absorption of this medicine.

Q. My child has a persistent cough along with allergic symptoms. Can I give cough and allergy medicine together?

No. Do not mix cough and allergy medicines because they usually both contain similar ingredients. This may result in double dosing of the active ingredients, thereby causing serious side effects.

Q. Can I decrease the dose of Montina 5mg Tablet by myself if my child starts to feel better?

No, adhere to the dose as prescribed by your child’s doctor. Do not increase or decrease the dose by yourself as it can impact your child’s health. While increasing the dose may cause unwanted effects like sedation and depression, decreasing the dose or stopping it suddenly can result in a rebound reversal of all symptoms.

Q. Can I stop the medicine by myself?

No, all symptoms may reappear on sudden withdrawal of Montina 5mg Tablet usually if taken for a long-term. It is advised to stop this medicine gradually under the guidance of your child’s doctor.

Q. How should Montina 5mg Tablet be stored?

Montina 5mg Tablet should be stored at room temperature in a dry place, away from direct heat and light. Also, keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children to avoid any accidental intake.

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References

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Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: July, 2021

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