Montus Kid 4 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Montus Tablet
Montus Kid 4 mg Tablet is used in asthma prevention and sneezing and runny nose due to allergies.
Montus Tablet side effects
Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • 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 Kid 4 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 Kid 4 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
CAUTION
Montus Kid 4 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Montus Kid 4 mg 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
Montus Kid 4 mg 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
Montus Kid 4 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Montus Kid 4 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Montus Kid 4 mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
Montus Kid 4 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Montus Kid 4 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Montus Kid 4 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 Kid 4 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.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Montus Kid 4 mg Tablet for asthma prevention and for the treatment of allergy symptoms such as sneezing and runny nose.
  • Take it in the evening for better control of asthma or allergies symptoms.
  • It is relatively safe medicine with very few side effects.
  • Take Montus Kid 4 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, Sonal
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Coxbact, Rifacure, Rifacil
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin, Notian
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Milorgen, Fosphen, Fosentin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Theopin, Zvtho, Tglo
MODERATE

FAQs

Q. Is montelukast safe for long-term use?
Clinical reports of montelukast used for up to two years for adults, and up to 12 months for children 6 to 14 years of age showed no significant safety issues. However, always take a medicine for the duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is montelukast gluten free?
Montelukast is gluten free. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand for constituents before use.
Q. Is montelukast an antibiotic?
Montelukast is not an antibiotic. It is a leukotriene receptor antagonist.
Q. Is montelukast a steroid?
Montelukast is not a steroid. It is a leukotriene receptor antagonist.
Q. Is montelukast a sedative?
Montelukast does not belong to the class of sedative drugs. However, it has been seen to cause drowsiness (sedation) as a side effect. Talk to your doctor in case you experience excessive sedation as the dose of your medicine may need to be changed.
Q. Is montelukast safe for babies?
Safety of montelukast in children more than one year of age is well established in clinical studies and can be used. However, always consult a doctor before giving any medicine to a child.
Q. Is montelukast safe for breastfeeding?
It is not known whether montelukast passes into the human milk or not. So, it should be used with caution in mothers who are breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor if you need to take any medicine while breastfeeding.
Q. Is montelukast an antihistamine drug?
Montelukast is not an antihistamine drug. It is not known to block with histamine receptors. It is a leukotriene receptor antagonist.
Q. Is montelukast a bronchodilator?
Montelukast is a leukotriene receptor blocker. It works in two ways: by acting as a bronchodilator and by decreasing the inflammation in the airways and nasal passages to prevent asthma and relieve symptoms of allergies.
Q. Is montelukast a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)?
No, montelukast is not a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is a leukotriene receptor antagonist.
Q. How long can I take montelukast for?
Clinical reports of montelukast used for up to two years for adults, and up to 12 months for children 6 to 14 years of age showed no significant safety issues. However, always take a medicine for the duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can you take montelukast for allergies?
Montelukast has been indicated for the treatment of allergic respiratory illnesses like seasonal allergies and exercise-induced asthma. However, it may not be of use in other forms of allergy. Consult your doctor for the appropriate use of the drug and right treatment of your allergies.
Q. Can I take montelukast with loratadine?
Montelukast can be taken with loratadine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take montelukast with diphenhydramine?
Montelukast can be taken with diphenhydramine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take montelukast with cetirizine?
Montelukast can be taken with cetirizine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take montelukast with antibiotics?
Montelukast can be taken with antibiotics. No specific drug-drug interactions have been reported when it is used with most of the antibiotics. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking it with antibiotics.
Q. Can I take montelukast with antihistamine?
Montelukast can be taken with antihistamine drugs like levocetirizine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take montelukast with fexofenadine?
Montelukast can be taken with fexofenadine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take montelukast with guaifenesin?
Montelukast can be taken with guaifenesin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take montelukast with pseudoephedrine?
Montelukast can be taken with pseudoephedrine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does montelukast cause drowsiness?
Montelukast has been reported to cause drowsiness. If you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.
Q. Does montelukast cause weight gain?
\Montelukast has not been reported to cause weight gain. Talk to your doctor if you experience weight gain while taking this drug as it could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Does montelukast cause hair loss?
Montelukast has not been reported to cause hair loss. Talk to your doctor if you experience hair loss while taking this drug as it could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Does montelukast work?
Montelukast works if taken for the right indication for a prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does montelukast expire?
Yes, like any other medicine, montelukast has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Does montelukast have acetaminophen?
Montelukast does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen).
Q. Does montelukast make you tired?
Montelukast has not been reported to cause tiredness or lethargy, but it may cause dizziness and drowsiness. Talk to your doctor if you experience these problems while taking this drug.
Q. Does montelukast cause insomnia?
Montelukast use has been reported to cause insomnia but this is an uncommon side effect. Talk to your doctor if you experience any problems in your sleep while taking this drug.
Q. Does montelukast cause high blood pressure?
Montelukast has not been reported to cause any increase in blood pressure. Talk to your doctor if you experience changes in your blood pressure while taking this drug.
Q. Does montelukast cause constipation?
Montelukast has not been reported to cause constipation. Talk to your doctor if you experience constipation while taking this drug as it could be due to some other underlying condition.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Dec 2017.
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