Levocetirizine belongs to a class of drugs called antihistamine or anti-allergic. It treats sneezing, runny nose, and allergic skin due to various allergies and hay fever (seasonal allergy). An allergy is an immune system response to foreign elements typically not harmful to your body. These foreign elements are known as ‘allergens.’ Allergic condition varies from person to person. Some might be allergic to certain foods and seasonal allergies like hay fever, pollen or pet dander. One of the main symptoms of allergy is cough, and it acts as a reflex action in the throat when there is any mucus or foreign irritant entry in the respiratory system.
MONTELUKAST+LEVOCETIRIZINE is a combination of anti-allergic drugs, consists of two medicines: Levocetirizine and Montelukast, primarily used in the treatment of allergic symptoms. Levocetirizine blocks the effects of a chemical messenger known as ‘histamine,’ which is naturally involved in allergic reactions. It helps provide relief from allergy symptoms such as sneezing, running nose, watery eyes, itching, swelling, congestion, or stiffness. Montelukast is a leukotriene antagonist, which blocks a chemical messenger (leukotriene) and reduces inflammation and swelling in the nose. Collectively, both of them help to improve symptoms and relieve allergic symptoms.
MONTELUKAST+LEVOCETIRIZINE is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to MONTELUKAST+LEVOCETIRIZINE. You may experience nausea, skin rash, diarrhea, vomiting, dry mouth, headache, skin rash, and fatigue in some cases. Most of these side effects of MONTELUKAST+LEVOCETIRIZINE are temporary, do not require medical attention, and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
Consume only if the doctor prescribes it. Never encourage self-medication or suggest your medicine to someone else. You should not take MONTELUKAST+LEVOCETIRIZINE if you are allergic to levocetirizine or montelukast, or have severe liver or kidney problems, have epilepsy. Check with your doctor if you're pregnant, currently breastfeeding, or taking any other prescribed or non-prescribed medicines. If you are taking any pain killers or any other allergy medication, please inform your doctor before starting MONTELUKAST+LEVOCETIRIZINE.