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