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Nowheiz Tablet

Manufactured byBiomiicron Pharmaceuticals
ContainsMontelukast (10 mg) + Desloratidine (5 mg)
Description

Nowheiz Tablet is a combination medicine used to relieve the symptoms of allergic rhinitis in adult patients only. This allergic condition could be seasonal or non-seasonal and long-lasting.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Nowheiz Tablet

  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Chest tightness
  • Joint pain
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Pus in urine
  • Skin rash
  • Heart burn
  • Pain in the ears
  • Blurred vision
  • Infection of the airways
  • Suicidal thinking and behaviour
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting

Uses of Nowheiz 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 an hour of administration.
  • 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 severe adverse effects. These adverse effects may include liver damage, drowsiness, dizziness, difficulty in concentrating, etc.
  • 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 montelukast, desloratadine or any other inactive ingredients present along with these medicines.
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

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 patients with pre-existing psychiatric disorders. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required 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.

Liver impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of liver 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.

Kidney impairment

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

Driving or operating machinery

This medicine may rarely cause symptoms such as drowsiness or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

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

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

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. These adverse effects may include liver damage, drowsiness, dizziness, difficulty in concentrating, etc.
Interaction with Medicine

Carbamazepine

Phenytoin

Azole antifungal agents

Phenobarbital

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of liver 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.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions

Mumps skin test

Report the use of this medicine before undergoing a mumps skin 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.

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 with or without food. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment 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 responses in the body. Desloratadine works by reducing a chemical substance called histamine from the body.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Leukotriene modifiers, Antihistamines

Schedule

Schedule H

DailyMed - Montelukast tablet [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 23 March 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=ccbbf0d6-efd9-4fdd-9e7b-e3d293062609

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

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

Desloratadine: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 24 March 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a602002.html

Desloratadine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 16 November 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00967
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Information on this page was last updated on 28 Sep 2018

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