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Composition for TORKAST FX

Montelukast(10 mg),Fexofenadine(120 mg)

food interaction for TORKAST FX

alcohol interaction for TORKAST FX

pregnancy interaction for TORKAST FX

lactation interaction for TORKAST FX

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Torkast fx tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Torkast fx tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for TORKAST FX

Montelukast(10 mg)

Uses

Montelukast is used to prevent asthma.

How it works

Montelukast belong to a class of medicines called leukotriene receptor antagonist (anti-asthmatic drugs). It blocks the action of certain natural substances (leukotrienes) that are involved in causing asthma and allergies. It makes breathing easier by reducing swelling in the airways.

Common side effects

Abdominal cramp, Abdominal pain, Allergic reaction, Shortness of breath, Joint pain, Bloody nose, Chest tightness, Chest pain, Fatigue, Weakness, Headache, Increased sweating, Influenza like symptoms, Feeling of discomfort
Fexofenadine(120 mg)

Uses

Fexofenadine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.

How it works

Fexofenadine belongs to a class of medications called antihistamines. It prevents the release of histamine, a substance that plays a major role in many allergic reactions by dilating blood vessels which makes the vessel walls abnormally permeable.

Common side effects

Pain in extremity, Back pain, Cough, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Pain during periods, Headache, Vomiting

Common Dosage for TORKAST FX TABLET

Patients taking TORKAST FX TABLET

  • 100%
    Once A Day

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Expert advice for TORKAST FX

  • Do not take montelukast if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to montelukast or any of the other ingredients of montelukast.
  • Contact your doctor, if your asthma or breathing gets worse.
  • Montelukast is not meant to treat asthma attacks of short duration. If an attack occurs, it is advisable to always have your inhaled rescue medicine with you.
  • Take asthma medications prescribed only by doctor. Montelukast should not be substituted for other asthma medications your doctor has prescribed for you.
  • Consult your doctor if you get symptoms of flu-like illness, pins and needles or numbness of arms or legs, worsening of respiratory symptoms, and/or rash.
  • Consult your doctor before taking this drug if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

Frequently asked questions for TORKAST FX

Montelukast

Q.What are the uses of montelukast/ Montek Lc/ Romilast?
Montelukast (also available as Montek Lc/ Romilast) is used to prevent and treat asthma, seasonal allergies (hay fever), and prevent exercise-induced asthma

Q.Is montelukast steroid/antibiotic?
No. Monteleukast is an leukotriene receptor antagonist which is used as an anti-asthmatic drugs

Q.Is montelukast harmful?
Montelukast is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is montelukast gluten free?
Montelukast is gluten free. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use.

Fexofenadine

Q.Is fexofenadine a steroid/ a decongestant/ sedating/ stimulant/ anticholinergic/ gluten free?
Fexofenadine (also available as Allegra) is not a steroid/ a decongestant. It may produce minimal sedation and may have mild stimulating effects. It does not have anticholinergic activity. Fexofenadine and other related brands are gluten free. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

Q.Is allegra better than zyrtec?
Both Zyrtec (cetrizine) and Allegra (fexofenadine) are antihistamines. Zyrtec is effective at combating hives, while Allegra is most often used to treat the symptoms of hay fever. Both medications work well, but their effect may vary upon individual response. Always consult your doctor regarding its use

Q.Is allegra available over the counter?
Yes, it is available over-counter.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 August, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)