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Monticope Tablet is an anti-allergy medicine and is used to manage symptoms of allergic rhinitis such as a runny & stuffed nose, blockage in airways, sneezing, itching, teary eyes and other allergic symptoms. It contains a combination of two medicines - Montelukast and Levocetirizine. It works by blocking the production of chemicals responsible for producing symptoms of allergy. It should be taken as directed by the doctor and in the correct doses and for the exact duration as prescribed.
Uses of Monticope Tablet
Monticope Tablet is used for the treatment of allergic rhinitis (symptoms include sneezing, a runny & stuffed nose, itching, red or teary eyes, etc).
Contraindications of Monticope Tablet
- If you are allergic to Montelukast or Levocetirizine or any other ingredient of Monticope tablet.
- If you have kidney problems or are undergoing dialysis.
- If you are unable to digest lactose and glucose (galactose intolerance).
Side effects of Monticope Tablet
- Stomach pain
- Sleepiness or drowsiness
- A dry mouth
- Blocked or runny nose
- Indigestion or dyspepsia
Precautions and Warnings of Monticope Tablet
Can I take Monticope Tablet during pregnancy?
You should consult your doctor before using Monticope tablets, as there is limited information about its safety during pregnancy. Your doctor will only prescribe you this medicine if considered essential after assessing the benefits over risks.
Can I take Monticope Tablet while breastfeeding?
It is unsafe to use Monticope tablets while breastfeeding as components of this medicine pass into breast milk and can harm the baby. It can cause drowsiness in the breastfed baby.
Can I drive if I have consumed Monticope Tablet?
Monticope tablets may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Be cautious while driving or operating any machinery after taking this medicine.
Can I consume alcohol with Monticope Tablet?
It is advisable to avoid consuming alcohol during the treatment with Monticope tablets, as it may alter your alertness. Avoid drinking 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 suffering from any psychiatric illness.
- You experience a rash or difficulty in breathing.
- You are suffering from a genetic disorder called phenylketonuria.
- You are unable to empty the bladder or have difficulty in passing urine.
- You are on medications for allergies (corticosteroids) like Prednisone and Prednisolone.
- You are already taking painkillers like aspirin, as they can increase the risk of asthma.
- Monticope tablets can cause anxiety, aggression, lack of sleep and suicidal thoughts. In case you experience any of these, immediately inform your doctor.
- Monticope tablet is not meant for relief from acute asthma. Use your inhaler for asthma relief in an acute attack.
Mode of Action of Monticope Tablet
How Does It Work?
- Monticope Tablet works by the combined action of both its components: Montelukast and Levocetirizine.
- Montelukast works by blocking certain natural substances called leukotrienes, which may cause allergies. It reduces swelling, relaxes airways and helps to make breathing easier.
- Levocetirizine works by blocking histamine, a natural substance, which is produced by the body during allergic reactions.
Directions for Use of Monticope Tablet
Monticope tablets should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine. Take it at a fixed time for optimal results. Do not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
Interactions of Monticope Tablet
Interactions with other medicines
- Monticope tablet contains Levocetirizine and Montelukast. Hence, 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 tuberculosis like Rifampicin should be used with caution along with this medicine.
- Concomitant use of Monticope tablets along with medicines used to treat anxiety or sleeplessness (CNS depressants) like Phenobarbital should be used cautiously.
Interactions with food items
Monticope tablets can be taken with or without food.
Storage and disposal of Monticope Tablet
Store Monticope tablets in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat. Keep it away from children and pets. Do not use expired or damaged medicines. Discard unused medicine properly. Do not flush it in the toilet or throw it into the drain.
Dosage of Monticope Tablet
Symptoms of an overdose include sleepiness, aggression, restlessness, increased thirst, headache. If you experience any of the symptoms or think you have taken too many of Monticope tablets, then contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
Missed a Dose
If you missed taking any dose of the Monticope tablet, then take it as soon as you remember. However, if it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: I am already suffering from depression. Can the Monticope tablet worsen it?
A: Monticope tablet is known to cause side effects like anxiety, depression, irritability and suicidal behaviour. You need to be very 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 the Monticope tablet during an asthma attack?
A: No, Monticope tablets will not help in an acute attack of asthma. You need to take appropriate rescue medicine like inhalers given by your doctor during an asthma attack. Keep taking the Monticope tablet as well and do not stop it abruptly.
Q: Can I take the Monticope tablet during pregnancy?
A: Yes, the Monticope tablet can be used only if prescribed by your doctor. It is essential to always consult a doctor before starting any medicine during pregnancy.
Q: Can I stop taking the Monticope tablet if symptoms of allergy go away?
A: No, you should take the Monticope tablet for the duration prescribed by your doctor. Stopping this tablet in between the treatment may revert the allergic symptoms.
Q: Is the Monticope tablet addictive?
A: No, the Monticope tablet is not addictive, but it is advisable not to give this medicine if anyone else has the same condition as you without consulting a doctor.
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Last Updated on: 01 Jul 2021 | 11:50 AM (IST)
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