Medicine Overview of Symkast LC Syrup
Symkast LC Syrup is used in the treatment of sneezing and runny nose due to allergies.
Side Effects of Symkast LC 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. Symkast LC Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Symkast LC Syrup 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 Symkast LC Syrup
- You have been prescribed Symkast LC Syrup 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 Symkast LC Syrup can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
- Do not drink alcohol while taking Symkast LC Syrup 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 Symkast LC Syrup at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.
Symkast LC Syrup related warnings
Symkast LC Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Symkast LC Syrup 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.
Symkast LC Syrup is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Symkast LC Syrup may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Symkast LC Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Symkast LC Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Symkast LC Syrup is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Symkast LC Syrup should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Symkast LC Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Symkast LC Syrup in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.
Questions Related to Symkast LC
Sir/Mam My nose is so much rummy that i cant deal with it and also the problem with throut it so much dry cough at night
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Hello, greetings from 1mg.com You can take tab symkast LC 1 tab twice daily for 2 weeks Syrup ascoril plus D 1-2 taf twice daily
Please give the suggestions for dust and cold allergies. Water and environment change allergies.
Dr. Waseem Mirza
IDENTIFY THE ALLERGENS AND STAY AWAY FROM THEM, FOR ALLERGIC RHINITIS TAKE TAB SYMKAST-LC 1 TAB DAILY AND NASAL DROPS BUDECORT, 2 DROPS DAILY
Sneezing for 10-12 times together
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Tab symkast LC twice daily for 1 week. Tab Rantac 150 twice daily for 3 weeks. Budenase AQ nasal spray twice daily for 1 week followed by twice in a week.
Dear Sir I have been suffering from cold since Sunday. And there are lot of sneezing and sore throat.Also there are swelling and itching mostly in arms and ankles. Left portion has more.There was no such thing in past. Waiting for your answer PATIENT
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Hello, greetings from 1mg.comTab symkast LC twice daily for 1 week. Tab Rantac 150 twice daily for 2 weeks. Do saline gargles and steam inhalation twice daily. Drink plenty of water. Eat protein rich diet. Take fresh fruits. Rest adequately.
Cold, fever, head ace and dry coughFrom last three days and I'm taking just Paracetamol and antacidFever never cross 101?Fever sometime totally gone but it relapseI have a slight asthma tendency
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Hello, greetings from 1mg.comApply cold sponges over face,forehead to bring down body temperature. Take tab dolo 650 every 8 hours for 3 days. Get extra rest, drink plenty of fluids. Wash hands carefully and often perticularly before handling foodTab Symkast Lc twice daily for 1 week.Kindly consult nearby physician for examination and proper management
I m having cold allergi since a long time,,,so many medicines was taken but no cure pls suggest
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Do steam inhalation, warm saline gargles, avoid exposure to cold, take healthy diet to boost ur immunity comprising of proteins, vitamins particularly vit C, take plenty of fluidsUSE BUDECORT NASAL SPRAY TWICE DAILY FOR 10 DAYS, TAB SYMKAST-LC ONCE DAILY FOR 10 DAYS
At night , my nose going to block During sleeping time cough start evening time watery liquid falling from nosse and mild cough Please tell me some medicins
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Get extra rest, drink plenty of fluids, avoid exposure to cold. Steam inhalation & warm saline gargles twice daily. Avoid crowded place Take healthy diet to boost your immunity comprising proteins, vitamins particularly vit c (citrus fruits). Wash hands frequently, especially after blowing your nose or before handling food. If you have nasal congestion, use salt-water drops (1/2 teaspoon of salt to 1 cup of warm water) or Otrovin nasal drop tab symkast LC 1 tab twice daily for 2 weeks
Frequently asked questions about Symkast LC Syrup
Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Symkast LC?
Keep this medicine in the container or pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it at as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.
Symkast LC is a combination of two medicines: Montelukast and Levocetirizine. Levocetirizine is an antiallergic which helps to relieve the symptoms of an 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 Symkast LC cause drowsiness or sleepiness?
Yes, the most common side effect of Symkast LC 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 Symkast LC. Severe drowsiness can happen or become worse, causing falls or accidents.
Q. Can Symkast LC be stopped when allergy symptoms are relieved?
No, Symkast LC 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 Symkast LC, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Can the use of Symkast LC cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Symkast LC 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 Symkast LC?
No, do not take alcohol while taking Symkast LC. Drinking alcohol will increase the severity of drowsiness/sleepiness caused by Symkast LC.
Q. Will Symkast LC 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 Symkast LC can cause increased side effects. If the symptoms are getting severe, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
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