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Montus 10 mg Tablet


Overview

Montus Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Flu-like symptoms

How to use Montus 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. Montus 10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Montus Tablet works

Montus 10 mg Tablet works by blocking the action of leukotriene, a chemical messenger. This reduces inflammation in the airways to prevent asthma and relieve symptoms of allergies.

Montus Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Montus 10 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Montus 10 mg 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
Montus 10 mg 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
Montus 10 mg 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
Montus 10 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Montus 10 mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Montus 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Montus 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Montus 10 mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Montus Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Montus 10 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Montus 10 mg Tablet for asthma prevention and for the treatment of allergy symptoms such as sneezing and runny nose.
  • It is a relatively safe medicine with very few side effects.
  • Take Montus 10 mg Tablet 2 hours before exercising if you have exercise-induced asthma.
  • It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden breathing problems. Use your rescue inhaler to control sudden difficulty in breathing.
  • Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor, even if you feel better.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Montus with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Shinosun, Epikon
SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Coxbact, Rifacure, Rifacil
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Theopin, Zvtho
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Montus

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I have a problem related to liquid continously flowed through nose to throat internally ie najla jukam from last 3-4 years dont know what it is? whether it is due to allery or what i tried a lot of ayurvedic treatments but didnt go well please tell me something about it give me some suggestion or treatment related to thisTests related to bone growth in nose are also done but there is no extra bone growth in nose too
Dr. Pulkit Agarwal
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
U have allergic rhinitis kindly try Tab Montus L at night for a week and get back to me
every time my ear itching what to do for that
Dr. Pulkit Agarwal
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
Put soliwax drops 4 times a day 3 drops Tab Montus L at night for 7 days
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Why do you have to take Montus at night?

Usually, it is recommended to take Montus in the evening when it is being used for asthma and allergic rhinitis (cough and cold due to allergy). However, the exact reason for this is not yet known. Some studies have shown that there is no difference in effectiveness whether Montus is taken in the evening or morning. Hence, take the medicine as directed by your doctor.

Q. Is Montus a steroid?

No, Montus is not a steroid. It is a leukotriene blocker. Leukotrienes are natural substances released during an allergic reaction which causes constriction of muscles of airway. It can also cause allergy symptoms. This medicine blocks leukotrienes which helps in relieving symptoms of asthma and allergic rhinitis.

Q. Does Montus make you drowsy?

An uncommon side effect of Montus is drowsiness. It can also cause dizziness. Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery until you know how the medicine affects you. Consult your doctor if you experience these side effects.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Montus?

Consumption of alcohol should be restricted while taking Montus as it may cause dizziness and drowsiness as a side effect. Also, liver disorders caused as side effect of Montus may occur more commonly with use of alcohol.

Q. Can Montus cause mood changes?

Yes, although uncommonly but Montus may cause mood changes. The symptoms of mood change include anxiety, agitation, aggressive behaviour or hostility, irritability, and restlessness. One may also experience depression and suicidal tendency. Consult your doctor immediately in case you develop any of these symptoms.

Q. Can Montus cause weird dreams?

Yes, in rare cases Montus may cause night mares, sleeplessness, and sleep walking. You should contact your doctor if these symptoms persist.

Q. How should Montus be taken?

Montus should be taken exactly as directed by your doctor. The medicine should be used preferably in the evening with or without food when being used for asthma. Whereas, for allergic rhinitis, it can be taken at any time of the day but at the same time each day. But, if you are taking it to avoid breathing difficulties during exercise, it should be taken 2 hours before exercise.

Q. How should Montus 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.
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