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Zadonase Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Zadonase Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of various allergic conditions like runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, itching, swelling and rashes. It also reduces inflammation in the airways and make breathing easier.

Take Zadonase Tablet in the dose and duration advised by the doctor. In case you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. You should complete the full course of treatment and never stop this medicine without consulting the doctor.

It may cause some side effects like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It may also cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that needs attention.

Zadonase Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness

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

How Zadonase Tablet works

Montelukast is a leukotriene antagonist. It works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger called leukotriene. This reduces inflammation (swelling) in the airways and nose and improves symptoms. Fexofenadine is an antiallergic which blocks the action of another chemical messenger (histamine) responsible for runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing.

Zadonase Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Zadonase Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zadonase Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zadonase 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
Zadonase Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Zadonase Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zadonase Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zadonase Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Zadonase Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

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

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Zadonase

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I am sneezing and runny nose for two days.
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathologist
Dear PATIENT can take tablet sinnarest twice a day for this. Steam inhalation twice a day.
I've frequent sneezing & nose blocking problems, suspecting due to allergies.
Dr. Vijay Verma
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
Get serum IgE to confirm it is allergy
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FAQs

Q. What is Zadonase ?

Zadonase is a combination of two medicines: Montelukast and Fexofenadine. This medicine is used to treat allergy symptoms like runny nose, sneeze and cough. It works by lowering the chemicals in the body that cause allergy symptoms.

Q. Can Zadonase be stopped when allergy symptoms are relieved?

No, Zadonase should be continued as advised by the doctor. If any problems are experienced due to Zadonase, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Can the use of Zadonase cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Zadonase can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better. Do not drive or use any machines.

Q. Can the use of Zadonase cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Zadonase 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. What should be avoided in food while taking Zadonase?

Do not take it with any fruit juices (such as apple, orange, or grapefruit) as they might make the drug less effective. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Zadonase as it might increase the severity of drowsiness or sleepiness caused by Zadonase.

Q. Will Zadonase be more effective if taken in higher doses?

No, taking more of this medicine will not make it more effective, rather it can lead to increased side effects. If the symptoms are getting severe, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Zadonase?

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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References
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  4. Fexofenadine hydrochloride. Beverley: Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (UK) Ltd.; 2008 [revised 13 Sep. 2018]. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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