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Lecope M Tablet

Manufactured byMANKIND PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
ContainsLevocetirizine (5 mg) + Montelukast (10 mg)
Description

Lecope M Tablet is a combination medicine used to treat and prevent allergic symptoms associated with rhinitis and seasonal allergies. These symptoms include a runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, itching, hives, etc.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Lecope M Tablet

  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Dry mouth
  • Skin Rash
  • Chest tightness

Uses of Lecope M Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Allergic rhinitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 hour of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Levocetirizine, montelukast, or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

Kidney Disease

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with end-stage kidney disease and creatinine clearance less than 10 ml/min due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Acute asthma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having an acute and severe attack of asthma.

Behaviour and mood changes

This medicine may cause changes in behavior and mood. Symptoms such as agitation, irritability, anxiety, unusual dreams, suicidal thoughts, etc. should be reported to the doctor immediately. Caution is advised while giving this medicine to people with pre-existing psychiatric disorders. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Use in Elderly

This medicine should be used with caution in the elderly population due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Phenylketonuria

This medicine should be used with caution in patients having Phenylketonuria as some components of this medicine may cause severe adverse effects in such patients. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Other medicines

Use of this medicine may increase the risk of sleepiness and impaired thinking when taken with medicines that are sedatives or tranquilizers. It is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs or supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

CNS Depression

Use of this medicine may cause mild to moderate CNS depression resulting in sleepiness, difficulty in concentrating, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these side effects during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek the emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Alprazolam

Carbamazepine

Clobazam

Fluconazole

Phenytoin

Codeine

Phenobarbital

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine as advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Levocetirizine works by blocking the action of a natural substance produced by the body called histamine which is responsible for causing allergic symptoms. Montelukast acts by blocking the response of certain specific chemicals that cause allergic responses in the body. Thus, the combination is effective in treating allergic symptoms.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antihistamines, Leukotriene modifiers

Schedule

Schedule H

Levocetirizine: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 2 March 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a607056.html

Montelukast | C35H36ClNO3S - PubChem [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 23 March 2017]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/5281040#section=Top

Levocetirizine | C21H25ClN2O3 - PubChem [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 2 March 2017]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/1549000#

Montelukast: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 23 March 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a600014.html
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