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Ventocore 10 mg/5 mg/200 mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR VENTOCORE

Montelukast(10 mg)

Uses

Montelukast is used to prevent asthma
It is also used to prevent exercise-induced asthma and seasonal allergies.

How it works

Montelukast works by blocking the action of leukotriene. It reduces inflammation in the airways and nasal passages to prevent asthma and relieve symptoms of allergies.

Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Skin rash, Flu-like symptoms, Diarrhoea
Levocetirizine(5 mg)

Uses

Levocetirizine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders

How it works

Levocetirizine blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.

Common side effects

Abdominal pain, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Vomiting, Diarrhoea
Acebrophylline(200 mg)

Uses

Acebrophylline is used in the treatment of cough

How it works

Acebrophylline thins and loosens mucus, making it easier to cough out.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Drowsiness, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Abdominal pain, Shortness of breath, Esophageal obstruction, Heartburn, Airway inflammation, Increased white blood cell count, Loss of appetite, Rash, Itching, Urticaria, Constipation, Diarrhoea

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Expert advice FOR VENTOCORE

  • 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 VENTOCORE

Montelukast

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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

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

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

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

Levocetirizine

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Is levocetirizine/ LCZ/ LCZ plus/ xyzal/ Zyrtec/ vozet an over the counter?
No.Levecetirozine (also available as LCZ/ LCZ plus/ xyzal/ Zyrtec/ vozet) is not an over the counter medication. Prescription from your doctor is always required

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Is levocetirizine gluten free?
Yes.levocetirizine is gluten free. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

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Is levocetirizine a narcotic or steroid?
Levocetirizine belongs to a class of medications called antihistamines. It is not a narcotic or steroid

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Is levocetirizine a decongestant?
Levocetrizine is used to relieve runny nose; sneezing; and redness, itching, and tearing of the eyes caused by hay fever, seasonal allergies, and allergies due to other substances.

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What is the dose of levocetirizine?
Levocetirizine is available in different doses and the dose depends on the age of the patient and the condition for which it is prescribed. Consult your doctor for the appropriate dose of the drug.

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What is the price of levocetirizine?
The price of levocetirizine would vary according to the brand and it is mentioned on the pack of the medicine.

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Can I take levocetirizine for a cold?
Levocetirizine can be taken for relief of common cold. However, consult your doctor for the appropriate treatment of the common cold.

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What is the difference between levocetirizine and cetirizine?
Levocetirizine is the (R) enantiomer of cetirizine. It is a highly selective blocker of histamine (H1) receptors. It is a more potent drug when compared on a milligram basis to cetirizine. However, their response may vary from patient to patient. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.

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What is the difference between levocetirizine and fexofenadine?
Both levocetirizine and fexofenadine are highly selective H1 antihistamines. Fexofenadine is less sedative, less potent when compared on an equivalent milligram basis, and longer acting when compared to levocetirizine. However, their response may vary from patient to patient. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.

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What is the difference between levocetirizine and desloratadine?
Desloratadine has higher H1 selectivity, longer action, and less sedative effect when compared to levocetirizine. They both are equipotent on an equivalent milligram basis. However, their response may vary from patient to patient. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.

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Can I take levocetirizine with ambroxol syrup?
Levocetirizine can be taken with ambroxol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take levocetirizine with pseudoephedrine?
Levocetirizine 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.

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Can I take levocetirizine with alcohol?
Alcohol may enhance the sedative effect (increased sleepiness) of levocetirizine when taken together. It is desirable to avoid alcohol intake while on the drug. Also, you need to be careful while taking this drug if you are driving or operating some machine.

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Can I take levocetirizine with paracetamol?
Levocetirizine can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take levocetirizine with phenylephrine?
Levocetirizine can be taken with phenylephrine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Does levocetirizine withdrawal cause itching?
Stopping levocetirizine therapy is generally not associated with any withdrawal effect. However, there are reports which show that a small number of patients experience itching after abruptly stopping levocetirizine. Consult your doctor if you experience any effect after stopping the drug.

Acebrophylline

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What is acebrophylline used for?
Acebrophylline is used to treat symptoms of bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It blocks the intracellular enzyme (phosphodiesterases) followed by increase in level of messenger known as cyclic adenosine monophosphate, which promotes relaxation of bronchial muscles

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How does it work?
It inhibits the release of certain inflammatory chemicals (leukotrienes, tumor necrosis factor etc) in the lung thereby preventing inflammation in the lung. It also reduces thickness of the mucus thus making it easy for the patient to clear the mucus load

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Is acebrophylline an antibiotic or steroid?
No. Acebrophylline is not an antibiotic or steroid

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What is acebrophylline capsule?
Acebrophylline is available in capsule dosage form for the treatment of adults suffering from bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)