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Zuvair 10mg Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Zuvair 10mg 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.

Zuvair 10mg Tablet should be taken on an empty stomach, but 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.

The most common side effects of this medicine include headache, infection, nausea, 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 Zuvair Tablet

Side effects of Zuvair 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 Zuvair

  • Headache
  • Infection
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Pain
  • Weakness

How to use Zuvair 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. Zuvair 10mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Zuvair Tablet works

Zuvair 10mg Tablet works by blocking the action of leukotriene. It lowers inflammation in the airways and nose to prevent asthma.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Zuvair 10mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zuvair 10mg 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zuvair 10mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Zuvair 10mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zuvair 10mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Zuvair 10mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease.
Liver
UNSAFE
Zuvair 10mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking this medicine.

What if you forget to take Zuvair Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Zuvair 10mg 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Zuvair 10mg Tablet for asthma prevention and for the treatment of allergy symptoms such as sneezing and runny nose.
  • Take it on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.
  • It is a relatively safe medicine with very few side effects.
  • Take Zuvair 10mg 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
Benzenesulfonamide Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Zuvair with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Altrom, Cenorol, Cgtrom
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Alestol, Astelong, Astem
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Azep, Arzep, Optihist AZ
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Longimax
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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hi sir,i have suffering from toomuch cough and itching and mucus problem in my throat and chest i have alredy used all antibiotics there is no use of this and presently i have been using FEXOPEN120MG AND COSOME EXP still not working these medicines.i dontvhave asthama problems and i am a smoking person i smoke daily 2or 3 doctor sir plsbgive the correct solution one thing sir same problem my mother was suffered now she completely ok because of she is using ayuervedic medicine
Dr. Puneet Singh Perhar
Pulmonology
Your symptoms suggest of asthma sir get a spirometry done its a simple testMean while take montelukast 10mg plus fexofenadine 120
What is a quick solution for running nose , watery eyes , sneezing
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
ALERID 10MG TABLET twice daily for 3 days
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FAQs

Q. Is zafirlukast an antihistamine or a steroid or a blood thinner?

Zafirlukast is leukotriene receptor antagonist used to relieve difficulty in breathing during asthma

Q. Does Singulair contain Zuvair 10mg Tablet?

No. Singulair is proprietary (brand) name for montelukast drug, a leukotriene receptor blocker similar to Zuvair 10mg Tablet

Q. Is Zuvair 10mg Tablet gluten free?

Yes. Zuvair 10mg Tablet is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

Q. Does Zuvair 10mg Tablet cause weight gain?

Zuvair 10mg Tablet has not been reported to cause weight gain.

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