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TELEKAST-F TABLET

Manufactured byLupin Ltd.
ContainsMontelukast (10 mg) + Fexofenadine (120 mg)
Description
TELEKAST-F TABLET is a combination medicine consisting of Montelukast and Fexofenadine. It is used to treat year-round symptoms of allergic rhinitis such as runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, itching, etc. TELEKAST-F TABLET stops the activity of the chemical substance that causes allergic symptoms. TELEKAST-F TABLET shows some common side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, rash, weakness, headache, etc. Consult your doctor if these symptoms persist for a long time. Avoid using this medicine if you are allergic to it. Do not use TELEKAST-F TABLET in children below 12 years of age. TELEKAST-F TABLET can be taken with or without food. Your doctor will decide the dose based on your condition. Finish your entire course of treatment with TELEKAST-F TABLET, even if the condition gets better by taking few doses. Consult your doctor if you still feel unwell after completing your treatment course. TELEKAST-F TABLET has to be taken with caution if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding. Inform your doctor if you have kidney or liver problems. Do not give your medicine to other people even if the symptoms appear similar. This medicine can cause dizziness and drowsiness. Avoid driving vehicles or operating machines while you are taking this tablet. Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen drowsiness.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for TELEKAST-F TABLET

  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Chest tightness
  • Joint pain
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Pus in urine
  • Skin rash
  • Infection of the airways
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Coughing
  • Diarrhoea
  • Painful menstruation
  • Difficulty in breathing

Uses of TELEKAST-F 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 TELEKAST-F TABLET can be observed within 1-2 hours of intake.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of TELEKAST-F TABLET lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol should be avoided during the treatment with TELEKAST-F TABLET, as it can increase the risk of dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty in concentrating, etc.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported for TELEKAST-F TABLET.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Use of TELEKAST-F TABLET should be avoided during pregnancy as it may cause serious undesirable effects on your foetus. Your physician may advise a safer alternative medicine with the same therapeutic effect based on your clinical condition.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    TELEKAST-F TABLET is safe to be used during breastfeeding. It appears in breast milk in a very small amount which is not known to harm your baby. However, it is advised to consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

Avoid taking TELEKAST-F TABLET if you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor if there is any history of allergy to TELEKAST-F TABLET. If you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling anywhere on your body, dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc., consult your doctor immediately.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Use of TELEKAST-F TABLET should be avoided during pregnancy as it may cause serious undesirable effects on your foetus. Your physician may advise a safer alternative medicine with the same therapeutic effect based on your clinical condition.

Breast-feeding

TELEKAST-F TABLET is safe to be used during breastfeeding. It appears in breast milk in a very small amount which is not known to harm your baby. However, it is advised to consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Systemic eosinophilia

Do not use TELEKAST-F TABLET if you have a history of eosinophilia (a high level of white blood cells known as eosinophils in the blood), as it may worsen your allergic symptoms.

Behaviour and mood changes

TELEKAST-F TABLET may cause changes in behaviour and mood. Symptoms such as agitation, irritability, anxiety, unusual dreams, depression, suicidal thoughts, etc., should be reported to your doctor immediately.

Use in children

Do not use TELEKAST-F TABLET in children less than 12 years of age due to the lack of safety and efficacy data.

CNS depression

TELEKAST-F TABLET may cause mild to moderate CNS depression resulting in sleepiness, difficulty in concentrating, etc.

Driving or operating machinery

TELEKAST-F TABLET may cause dizziness. Do not drive vehicles or operate machines after taking this medicine.

Missed Dose

Try not to forget the dose of TELEKAST-F TABLET. If you forget to take a scheduled dose, take it immediately as soon as you remember. But, if it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Never take more than the prescribed dose. Overdose of TELEKAST-F TABLET may cause symptoms like vomiting, thirst, headache, stomach pain, tiredness, dry mouth, drowsiness, dizziness and tiredness. Seek emergency medical treatment or contact your doctor in case you suspect an overdose of this medicine.
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 should be avoided during the treatment with TELEKAST-F TABLET, as it can increase the risk of dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty in concentrating, etc.
Interaction with Medicine

Ketoconazole

Rifampicin

Phenobarbital

Antacids

Disease interactions

Kidney diseases

TELEKAST-F TABLET should be used with caution if you have kidney problems. Your doctor may suggest tests to closely monitor your kidney functions.

Liver disease

TELEKAST-F TABLET should be used with caution if you have liver problems as it may worsen your health condition. Your doctor may advise blood tests to observe your liver enzyme levels.
Food interactions
Do not consume fruit juices (grapefruit, orange, apple, etc.), as they may reduce the effectiveness of TELEKAST-F TABLET.
Lab interactions

Skin allergy test

TELEKAST-F TABLET may interfere with the results of skin allergy test. Hence, your doctor may advise you to discontinue the use of this medicine before undergoing this test.
Take TELEKAST-F TABLET with or without food. Avoid taking more doses than advised to get immediate relief. Do not stop taking the medicine before completing the treatment course. TELEKAST-F TABLET may make you drowsy or dizzy. Hence avoid driving or operating machines. Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen drowsiness. Do not break, crush or chew the tablet. Keep the medicine out of reach of children and pets. Do not use it after the expiry date. Ensure that the unused medicine is disposed of properly. Your doctor may advise you to stop TELEKAST-F TABLET if a skin allergy test has to be done.
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
TELEKAST-F TABLET is a combination of Montelukast and fexofenadine, montelukast acts by blocking the response of certain specific chemicals called leukotrienes that cause allergic reactions like swelling in the airways and nose. Fexofenadine reduces the concentration of histamine, a substance responsible for causing allergic responses like watery eyes, sneezing and runny nose.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Leukotriene modifiers, Antihistamines

Schedule

Schedule H

CiplaMed. 2021. MONTAIR FX Tablets. [online] Available at: < [Accessed 7 May 2021].

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Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2021. Montelukast. [online] Available at: < [Accessed 7 May 2021].

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Montelukast>

Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2021. Fexofenadine. [online] Available at: < [Accessed 7 May 2021].

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Fexofenadine>
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