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Montemac-FX Oral Suspension

Manufactured byMACLEODS PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD
ContainsMontelukast (4 mg/5 ml) + Fexofenadine (60 mg/5 ml)
Description

Montemac-FX Oral Suspension is a combination medicine which may be used to relieve the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. These symptoms include a runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, itching, hives, etc. It also helps to relieve the allergic rhinitis associated with asthma.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Montemac-FX Oral Suspension

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Hives and redness of skin
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Stomach pain
  • Chest tightness
  • Skin rash

Uses of Montemac-FX Oral Suspension

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 1-2 hours 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?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • 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.
  • 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 prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

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

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 prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Systemic Eosinophilia

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of systemic eosinophilia due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with a large number of medications and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you report the use of all your medicines including any herbs and supplements to the doctor before beginning therapy with this medicine.

Liver impairment

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 tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Kidney impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek 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

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Antacids

Erythromycin

Ketoconazole

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver function impairment due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of liver function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Impaired kidney function

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Close monitoring of kidney function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Do not consume large quantities of juices of fruits such as grapefruit, orange, apple, etc. since these juices may reduce the effectiveness of this medicine.
Lab interactions

Skin allergy test

Report the use of this medicine before undergoing a skin allergy test. This medicine may interfere with the results of this test and hence, your doctor may advise you to discontinue the use of this medicine at least 2 to 4 days before undergoing this test.
Take this medicine as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the uptake instructions mentioned on the label. This medicine can be taken with or without food. The quantity consumed should not be higher than the prescribed dose. Consult the doctor in case of 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
Montelukast acts by blocking the response of certain specific chemicals that cause allergic reactions in the body. Fexofenadine reduces the concentration of histamine, a substance responsible for causing allergic responses in the body. Their combination is thus better effective for the treatment of allergic rhinitis.
Legal Status

Unknown

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Classification

Category

Antihistamines, Leukotriene modifiers

Schedule

Schedule H

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

Fexofenadine | C32H39NO4 - PubChem [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 23 March 2017]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/3348#section=Top

Montelukast: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2019 [cited 20 May 2019]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a600014.html
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Information on this page was last updated on 16 Jul 2019

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