MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE belongs to a class of medication called 'anti-allergic' medication primarily used to treat allergic symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, congestion, stuffy nose or watery eyes. An allergy is a condition that occurs when the immune system reacts to a foreign substance that is typically not harmful to your body. These foreign substances are known as ‘allergens’ 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 into the respiratory system.
MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE is a combination of two drugs: Montelukast (leukotriene receptor antagonist) and Rupatadine (antihistamine). Montelukast belongs to the class of leukotriene receptor antagonists that works by blocking the action of chemicals called leukotrienes released from the lungs, causing inflammation (swelling) and increased mucus production in the airways. Thereby, reduces inflammation, mucus production, and narrowing in the airways. Rupatadine belongs to the class of antihistamines (anti-allergic drugs) that works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance responsible for causing allergic reactions. It helps relieve allergy symptoms such as sneezing, running nose, watery eyes, itching, swelling, congestion, or stiffness.
Take MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE with or without food as prescribed by your doctor and swallow whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew or break it. Your doctor will recommend how often you take MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE based on your medical condition. Some people may experience nausea, vomiting, dryness in the mouth, diarrhoea, flu-like symptoms, sleepiness, dizziness, weakness. Most of these side effects of MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.
If you are allergic to MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is advised to inform your doctor before using MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE. MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE is not recommended for children below 12 years of age. If you notice mood changes, causing depression, self-harming thoughts, or aggressive behaviour while on MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE, please consult a doctor immediately. It is advised to maintain 2 hours gap between taking MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE, and indigestion remedies containing magnesium and aluminium as taking these medicines simultaneously may reduce the absorption of MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE. MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE is not recommended for people with impaired kidney or liver functions. Do not take grapefruit juice with MONTELUKAST+RUPATADINE, as this may increase the level of Rupatadine in your body.