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Monten L Tablet

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Therapeutic classification:

Anti-allergic
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Medical Description

Monten L Tablet is a combination of two medicines Montelukast and Levocetirizine. They belong to a class of anti-allergic medicines. Monten L Tablet is used for the management of symptoms 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. It is advised to take this medicine preferably at bedtime as it may cause dizziness.
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Uses of Monten L Tablet

For the treatment of allergic rhinitis

Contraindications of Monten L Tablet

  • If you are allergic to this medicine or any of the ingredient of this medicine like Levocetirizine, Cetirizine or Montelukast
  • If you have kidney problems or undergoing dialysis
  • If you are unable to digest lactose and glucose (galactose intolerance)

Side effects of Monten L Tablet

  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Dry mouth
  • Tiredness or weakness
  • Cough
  • Sleepiness
  • Blocked or runny nose
  • Dizziness or drowsiness
  • Rash
  • Fever
  • Indigestion or dyspepsia

Precautions and Warnings of Monten L Tablet

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Monten L Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
The safety of this medicine in pregnancy is not established. Do not take this medicine unless prescribed by your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Monten L Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
  • It is not safe to use this medicine during breastfeeding as Levocetirizine passes into human milk and can harm the baby
  • It can cause drowsiness in the breastfed baby

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Monten L Tablet?
A:
This medicine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Be cautious while driving or operating any machinery after taking this medicine.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Monten L Tablet?
A:
It is advised to avoid alcohol consumption during the treatment as it might alter your alertness. You should also not drink alcohol if you are taking any medicines for sleeplessness as the side effects may worsen.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are taking medicines for allergies (corticosteroids) like Prednisone and Prednisolone
  • You are already taking painkillers like aspirin as it can increase the risk of asthma
  • You experience a rash or breathing difficulty
  • You are suffering from psychiatric illness
  • This medicine can cause anxiety, aggression, lack of sleep and suicidal thoughts. In case you experience any of these, immediately inform your doctor
  • You are suffering from a genetic disorder called phenylketonuria
  • You are not able to empty the bladder completely
  • Monten L tablet is not meant for relief from acute asthma, use your inhaler for asthma relief in acute attack

Mode of Action of Monten L Tablet

How Does It Work?

  • Montelukast blocks certain natural substances called leukotrienes which may cause allergies. It reduces swelling, relaxes airways and helps to make breathing easier
  • Levocetirizine blocks histamine, a natural substance, which is produced by the body during allergic reactions

Directions for Use of Monten L Tablet

Take Monten L tablet as directed by your physician.

Interactions of Monten L Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Monten L Tablet contains Levocetirizine and Montelukast. Any interaction which is seen with any of these two components when taken alone may occur with this combination too
  • Medicines used to treat fits or epilepsy like Phenytoin
  • Medicines used to treat anxiety or sleeplessness (CNS depressants) like Phenobarbital
  • Medicines used to treat tuberculosis like Rifampicin

Interactions with food items

Monten L Tablet can be taken with or without food.

Storage and disposal of Monten L Tablet

  • Store this medicine below 30°C
  • Try to protect it from light and moisture
  • Keep it away from the reach of children

Dosage of Monten L Tablet

Overdose

  • Symptoms of overdose include drowsiness, aggression, restlessness, thirst and headache
  • In case of an overdose, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital

Missed a Dose

  • If you missed any dose of medicine, take it as soon as you remember
  • If it's time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule
  • Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one

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: I have depression, can Monten L tablet worsen it?

A: Monten L tablet is known to cause side effects like anxiety, depression, irritability and suicidal behaviour. It would be best if you are cautious as there can be an increased frequency of suicidal thoughts. In case it occurs, immediately inform your family and doctor.

Q: Can I take Monten L tablet during an asthma attack?

A: No, it will not help in an acute attack of asthma. It is advised to take appropriate rescue medicine like inhalers given by your doctor during an asthma attack. Keep taking Monten L tablet as well and do not stop it abruptly.

Q: Can I take Monten L tablet in pregnancy?

A: Yes, it can be used if prescribed by a doctor. Due to inadequate information on its safety in pregnancy, you should avoid self-medicating this medicine.

Q: Can I stop taking Monten L tablet if symptoms of allergy go away?

A: No, you should take this medicine for the duration prescribed by your doctor, stopping this medicine in between the treatment may revert the allergic symptoms.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)

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