Telekast 10 Tablet

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Introduction

Telekast 10 Tablet is a prescription medicine used for asthma prevention and for the treatment of allergy symptoms such as sneezing and runny nose. It reduces inflammation in the airways and make breathing easier.

Telekast 10 Tablet can be taken with or without food. Take it at the same time to get the most benefit. It is advised to have it 2 hours before exercise if you have exercise-induced asthma. It should be taken as your doctor's advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you. It does not cure sudden breathing problems, so always carry a medicated inhaler with you. 

It is generally safe medicine with few common side effects include nausea, vomiting, headache, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. Generally, you should avoid alcohol while taking this medicine.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have ever had severe liver problems. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. You must inform your doctor about pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Telekast Tablet

  • Prevention of Asthma
  • Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies

Benefits of Telekast Tablet

In Prevention of Asthma

Telekast 10 Tablet works by reducing and preventing swelling and inflammation in your lungs. It is known as a “preventer” and is used to prevent the symptoms of asthma such as tightness in your chest, wheezing, breathlessness and coughing. This means you can carry out your daily activities more easily and more confidently. It may take a few weeks for this medicine to show full effects. This medicine will not stop an asthma attack that has already started.

In Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies

Telekast 10 Tablet provides relief from symptoms such as blocked or runny nose, sneezing and itchy or watery eyes. This will make it easier for you to go about your daily activities. It rarely has any serious side effects and you may only need to take it on days you have symptoms. If you are taking it to prevent getting symptoms you should use it regularly to get the most benefit.

Side effects of Telekast Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Telekast

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain

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

How Telekast Tablet works

Telekast 10 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.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Telekast 10 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Telekast 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Telekast 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
Telekast 10 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
Telekast 10 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Telekast 10 Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Telekast 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Telekast 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Telekast 10 Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you forget to take Telekast Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Telekast 10 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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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Telekast 10 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 Telekast 10 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
1,3-Diarylpropanoid Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY
Action Class
Leukotriene antagonists

Interaction with drugs

Taking Telekast with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient concerns

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Sore throat and frequent sneezing with cold.
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Azeflo nasal spray once daily Tab Telekast l at night
He has frequent cold. Now he use telekast 4.
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
For cough, cold -- Prevent dehydration. Fluids may help thin secretions and soothe an irritated throat. Dry, hacking coughs respond to honey in hot water, tea, or lemon juice. Drink plenty of fluids to replace those lost from sweating and having a runny nose, get plenty of rest, eat healthily ? a low-fat, high-fibre diet is recommended, including plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. OTC drugs, gargling with salt water and sucking on menthol sweets can help relieve a sore throat and blocked nose, are generally safe for older children and adults to take, but might not be suitable for babies, young children. Avoid applying Vicks VapoRub to babies and toddlers.You should never give children under 4 years of age over-the-counter cough and cold products without checking with your child's doctor. These medicines may harm young children. There are many underlying causes of cough and cold. Different cause needs different treatment. Specific treatment cannot be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Final and perfect diagnosis cannot be done without doing clinical examination of patient. Please consult me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine patient in detail. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you specific treatment.
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FAQs

Q. Why do you have to take Telekast 10 Tablet at night?

Usually, it is recommended to take Telekast 10 Tablet 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 Telekast 10 Tablet is taken in the evening or morning. Hence, take the medicine as directed by your doctor.

Q. Is Telekast 10 Tablet a steroid?

No, Telekast 10 Tablet 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 Telekast 10 Tablet make you drowsy?

An uncommon side effect of Telekast 10 Tablet 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 Telekast 10 Tablet?

Consumption of alcohol should be restricted while taking Telekast 10 Tablet as it may cause dizziness and drowsiness as a side effect. Also, liver disorders caused as side effect of Telekast 10 Tablet may occur more commonly with use of alcohol.

Q. Can Telekast 10 Tablet cause mood changes?

Yes, although uncommonly but Telekast 10 Tablet 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 Telekast 10 Tablet cause weird dreams?

Yes, in rare cases Telekast 10 Tablet may cause night mares, sleeplessness, and sleep walking. You should contact your doctor if these symptoms persist.

Q. How should Telekast 10 Tablet be taken?

Telekast 10 Tablet 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 Telekast 10 Tablet 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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