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Nukast 10 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Nukast 10 Tablet is used in the treatment of various allergic conditions such as sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes. It relieves symptoms of hay fever and some allergic skin conditions such as rashes. It also reduces inflammation in the airways and makes breathing easier.

Nukast 10 Tablet may be taken with or without food. Please take it with food or milk if stomach upset occurs. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Taking this medicine at regular intervals helps in maintaining adequate control over your symptoms.

In case you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. You should never take it more than the recommended dose as it will not help you recover faster. Rather, it will only cause undesired side effects. The recommended dose depends upon your age, medical condition you are being treated for and your response to the treatment. Do not alter the dose on your own without talking to your doctor as it may cause serious side effects.

This medicine can cause side effects like diarrhea, dryness in mouth, fatigue, headache, nausea, skin rash, and vomiting. It may also cause sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus. Please consult your doctor if these bother you or do not go away. Some people may also experience some serious allergic reactions such as swelling of face, lips, throat, rashes or hives. Please contact your doctor immediately if any of these occurs.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you ever had heart disease or kidney disease. You should avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medicine, as it may make you more drowsy. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

Side effects of Nukast Tablet

Common
  • Diarrhea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Skin rash
  • Sleepiness
  • Vomiting

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

How Nukast Tablet works

Nukast 10 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Nukast 10 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Nukast 10 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
Nukast 10 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
Nukast 10 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Nukast 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Nukast 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Nukast 10 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Nukast 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nukast 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Nukast 10 Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Nukast 10 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 Nukast 10 Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking Nukast 10 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 Nukast 10 Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

Patient Concerns

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cold breathing problem cold is secreated by nonstop nonstop cough also allergic conditions like hay fever bone concentration decreases
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Lungs Specialist
Allergic cough can be managed with antiallergy medicines and increasing immunity. Start treatment
Dear Dr. One of my friend son 6 years old boy is using Montair LC for allergy. Is theier any problems by using this tablet. Medical Shoppers told that usually using this tablets elders only.
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
Ask A Chemist
For kids, Montair LC is available as Montair LC KID tablet and Montair LC KID syrup. It contains Montelukast (4mg) and Levocetrizine (2.5mg). Montelukast is used to prevent and treat asthma, seasonal and year round allergies (hay fever), and prevent exercise-induced asthma. Levocetirizine is used to treat symptoms of allergic conditions such as allergic fever (hay fever), year-round allergies like dust or pet allergies and chronic nettle rash. It is best to take the drug at bedtime as it can make you drowsy.
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FAQs

Q. What is Nukast?

Nukast 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 Nukast cause drowsiness or sleepiness?

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

No, Nukast 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 Nukast cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Nukast 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 Nukast?

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

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

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

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.

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