Montelukast + Fexofenadine1 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. Montelukast + Fexofenadine2 is an antiallergic which blocks the action of another chemical messenger (histamine) responsible for runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing.
Vilofex-M Tablet 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 Vilofex-M Tablet be stopped when allergy symptoms are relieved?
No, Vilofex-M Tablet should be continued as advised by the doctor. If any problems are experienced due to Vilofex-M Tablet, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Can the use of Vilofex-M Tablet cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Vilofex-M Tablet 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 Vilofex-M Tablet cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Vilofex-M Tablet 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 Vilofex-M Tablet?
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 Vilofex-M Tablet as it might increase the severity of drowsiness or sleepiness caused by Vilofex-M Tablet.
Q. Will Vilofex-M Tablet 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 Vilofex-M Tablet?
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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.