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Coekastle Tablet 10

Coekastle Tablet 10

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    Uses :

    Montelukast Montelukast is a leukotriene receptor antagonist most commonly used for the chronic treatment of asthma. It is used to treat hay fever and allergy caused due to pollens, animal fur, house dust or mites. It also helps to prevent caused by exercise. Levocetirizine Levocetirizine is a H1 receptor blocker which is most commonly used to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis. It is also used to treat chronic idiopathic urticarial and perennial allergic rhinitis in adults and children of 6 years of age and older.

    Mode of drug action


    Montelukast Montelukast is a cysteinyl leukotriene receptor blocker which is used to treat asthma and to alleviate the symptoms of allergy such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, running nose, chest tightness. Leukotrienes are the inflammatory mediators that are produced by leucocytes. These inflammatory mediators cause inflammation, swelling of airways, bronchoconstriction , and increases mucous production due to which patient develops asthma and has difficulty in breathing. Montelukast binds to cysteinyl leukotriene receptors that are present on the lungs and smooth muscles of bronchi and inhibits the effects of leukotrienes. Montair lc is used for the treatment and maintenance of asthma. It helps to provide relieve from the symptoms of seasonal allergies which include cough, runny nose, chest tightness, nasal congestion, and sneezing. Montelukast is also used to prevent asthma attacks caused by exercise. Levocetirizine Levocetirizine is a H1 receptor blocker which is most commonly used to alleviate symptoms of allergy. H1 receptors are G-protein coupled receptors that are located on the T cells, B- cells, monocytes and lymphocytes. Stimulation of H1 receptors causes inflammatory effects, vasodilation, headache, bronchoconstriction, hypotension and tachycardia. Levocetirizine is an active enantiomer of cetirizine, it blocks the H1 receptors which are commonly activated by histamine- inflammatory mediator and potent vasodilator. Therefore, Levocetirizine is used to relieve the allergic symptoms such as inflammation, runny nose, sneezing, and itching in the patients with allergic rhinitis.

    What are the common side effects?

    Montelukast Montelukast may cause few common side effects like dizziness, fatigue, fever, rash, nasal congestion, abdominal pain, cough, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and restlessness. Levocetirizine The most commonly reported side effects of Levocetirizine are: Drowsiness, dry mouth, nose or throat irritation, sore throat, tiredness, weakness, fever or cough, swelling in the upper and lower limbs, and nosebleed.

    Warning

    Pregnancy: Safe under medical guidance Breast feeding: Safe under medical guidance Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required

    Special precautions for safe use

    • Consult your doctor before taking this medication. Coekastle can be taken with or without food. However, it is best to take the medication after food to prevent abdominal pain. Avoid taking this medication if the patient is allergic to montelukast or similar medications.

    • Long-term use of Coekastle may cause pancreatitis and hepatitis. Therefore, patients should undergo continuous monitoring of pancreatic and functioning test.

    • Coekastle may cause Churg-Strauss syndrome, which is characterized by increase in the number of eosinophils so the patients should take blood test and should consult the physician immediately if the symptoms of asthma worsen.

    • Patients taking rifampicin, phenobarbital, phenytoin, or prednisone should avoid Coekastle.

    • Coekastle is prescribed at different doses for children of 2 to 15 years old only for the treatment of chronic asthma and for the prophylaxis of exercise-induced asthma. Remember that Coekastle should not be used as monotherapy for the treatment of exercise-induced asthma.

    • Coekastle is not prescribed for the treatment of asthma to children younger than 12 months. It is not prescribed for the treatment allergic rhinitis in the children younger than 2 years old.

    What else should I know?

    1. How should I use this medication? Montelukast should be taken with or without food preferably after food with a glass of water. It is recommended to take the medication in the evening as montelukast may cause dizziness or drowsiness. However, consult your physician before use.

    2. Are there any storage precautions for montelukast ? Store the medication at room temperature (25°C) and away from direct heat and sunlight. Keep the drug out of reach of children.

    3. What long-term effects I might experience with montelukast? Montelukast may cause Churg-Strauss syndrome which is characterized by increase in the number of eosinophiles so the patients should take blood test and should consult the physician immediately if the symptoms of asthma

    4. Is used for exercise-induced asthma? Yes. Montelukast can be used to treat exercise-induced asthma in combination with other medications.

    5. Can I take any other medications along with montelukast? You must discuss with your doctor before taking any other medications. Levocetirizine

    1. How should I use this medication? Levocetirizine should be taken with or without food preferably after food with a glass of water. It is recommended to take the medication in the evening as Levocetirizine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. However, consult your physician before use.

    2. Are there any storage precautions for Levocetirizine? Store the medication at room temperature (25°C) and away from direct heat and sunlight. Keep the drug out of reach of children.

    3. Is levocetirizine a steroid or narcotic? Levocetirizine is an antihistamine medication. It is not a narcotic or steroid.

    4. Is levocetirizine used as a decongestant? Yes. Levocetirizine can be used as a decongestant. It evacuates sinuses, clears nasal airways and stuffy nose.

    5. Can I take any other medications along with levocetirizine? You must discuss with your doctor before taking any other medications.

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