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
Contraindications of Montelukast+Fexofenadine
When should one not use Montelukast+Fexofenadine
Side effects of Montelukast+Fexofenadine
Common side effects of this drug are:
- Stomach pain
Precautions and Warnings of Montelukast+Fexofenadine
Other General Warnings
- 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.