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Montelukast+Fexofenadine

Molecule Description

Montelukast+Fexofenadine is a combination medicine. It is used to manage the sy

ptoms of allergic rhinitis such as runny & stuffed nose, blockage in airways, sneezing, itching, watery eyes and other allergic symptoms. It works by blocking the production of chemicals responsible for producing symptoms of allergy. Montelukast+Fexofenadine is available in the form of tablets, syrup, suspension, chewable tablets. Before using this medicine, inform the doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about your detailed medical history.

Uses of Montelukast+Fexofenadine

Montelukast+Fexofenadine is used in adults for the treatment of allergic rhinitis.

Contraindications of Montelukast+Fexofenadine

When should one not use Montelukast+Fexofenadine

If you are allergic to montelukast, fexofenadine or similar medicines.

Side effects of Montelukast+Fexofenadine

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion
  • Cough

Precautions and Warnings of Montelukast+Fexofenadine

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take montelukast+fexofenadine during pregnancy?
A:
Montelukast+Fexofenadine can be taken during pregnancy if prescribed by the doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take montelukast+fexofenadine while breastfeeding?
A:
Consult your doctor before taking montelukast+fexofenadine while breastfeeding as limited safety data is available.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed montelukast+fexofenadine?
A:
Avoid driving if you experience drowsiness or dizziness after taking montelukast+fexofenadine.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with montelukast+fexofenadine?
A:
Avoid consuming alcohol with montelukast+fexofenadine as it may worsen the side effects.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any heart-related problems, joint disorder or muscle weakness.
  • You are suffering from any brain-related problems like aggression, anxiety, depression, abnormal dreams, lack of sleep, irritation, restlessness or suicidal thoughts.
  • You have problems with your kidney or liver.
  • You have acute asthma
  • You are experiencing rapid heartbeats, palpitations and excessive sweating.
  • You have any blood disorder, abnormal blood count and swelling of blood vessels.
  • You have a known allergy to aspirin or other painkillers.
  • You are above 60 years of age.

Mode of Action of Montelukast+Fexofenadine

How Does It Work?

  • Montelukast acts by blocking the action of allergic mediator leukotrienes by binding to leukotriene receptors and helps in relieving the symptoms of allergy.
  • Fexofenadine acts by blocking the action of the natural substance histamine which is produced by the body during allergic reactions.

Interactions of Montelukast+Fexofenadine

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way montelukast+fexofenadine works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Especially if you are taking antibiotics, antifungals or medicines to treat your heart problems, psychiatric illnesses.
  • There should be a minimum gap of 2 hours between the administration of montelukast+fexofenadine and antacid medicines containing aluminium and magnesium
  • Medicines that act on the brain to produce calmness if taken along with this tablet may reduce the alertness and impairment of the performance.
  • Other medicines such as phenobarbital, phenytoin, rifampin and gemfibrozil should be used cautiously.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is Montelukast+Fexofenadine an antibiotic?

A: No, Montelukast+Fexofenadine is not an antibiotic. It is an anti-allergic medicine.

Q: In which all dosage forms is Montelukast+Fexofenadine available?

A: Montelukast+Fexofenadine is available in the form of tablets, syrup, suspension and chewable tablets.
Last Updated on: 19 Nov 2021 | 10:55 AM (IST)

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