LEVOKAST Tablet 10's


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Levocetirizine+Montelukast
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Drug Information for LEVOKAST Tablet 10's

What is LEVOKAST Tablet used for?

LEVOKAST Tablet is used for the treatment of chronic urticaria, rhinitis and obstructive airway diseases. It is also used to reduce asthma attacks and prevent breathing problems.

LEVOKAST Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does LEVOKAST Tablet work?

In LEVOKAST Tablet, Levocetirizine belongs to the class of drugs called anti-histamines. This drug acts by inhibiting the activity at H1receptor sites. Thus, decreasing the flares associated with chronic urticaria.

Montelukast belongs to the class of drugs called oral leukotriene receptor antagonists. This drug acts by inhibiting the action of selective cysteinyl leukotrienes in the airway passages. Thus, it helps in preventing airway oedema and enhancing the secretion of viscous mucus.  

How to take LEVOKAST Tablet?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take LEVOKAST Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take LEVOKAST Tablet with or without food. For syrup dosage form, shake the suspension well before taking the each dose.

If you miss a dose of LEVOKAST Tablet, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of LEVOKAST Tablet  combination may include:

  • Irritability
  • Severe drowsiness
  • Restlessness
  • Agitation

What are the drugs that interact with LEVOKAST Tablet?

Drugs that interact with LEVOKAST Tablet include the following:

  • Aspirin
  • Carbamazepine
  • Clozapine
  • Etravirine
  • Imatinib
  • Phenobarbital
  • Phenytoin
  • Prednisone
  • Rifampicin

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of LEVOKAST Tablet?

The following are the most common side effects of LEVOKAST Tablet:

  • Drowsiness
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Dry mouth
  • Cough
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Heartburn

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Difficulty in urinating
  • Trouble breathing
  • Allergic reactions
  • Swelling on face
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Hoarseness

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while using LEVOKAST Tablet?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to LEVOKAST Tablet or similar drugs.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if the drug causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may worsen the side effects of LEVOKAST Tablet.
  • Keep the medicine away from the reach of children.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on LEVOKAST Tablet.

You are advised not to take LEVOKAST Tabletif

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before using LEVOKAST Tablet?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of liver or kidney diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently Asked questions about LEVOKAST Tablet

  1. How should LEVOKAST Tablet be stored?
  2. LEVOKAST Tablet should be stored at room temperature (25 – 30OC,  away from light, heat and moisture.

  3. Can I give LEVOKAST Tablet to my 8-year-old child?
  4. Yes, use the drug in children only when prescribed. Be cautious while using  LEVOKAST Tablet in children below 10 years of age as it can result in symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhoea, or constipation.

  5. Can I share LEVOKAST Tablet with others?
  6. No. Do not share or suggest LEVOKAST Tablet medicine to others. It should be taken only when prescribed by the doctor.

  7. What are the other formulations of LEVOKAST Tablet available?
  8. LEVOKAST Tablet is available in tablet and syrup dosage forms.

  9. Is it safe to alter the dose of LEVOKAST Tablet?
  10. No, altering the dose of LEVOKAST Tablet is not advised.

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