Montina 10mg Tablet 10'S

Asthma/COPD Rx required
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INTRODUCTION

MONTINA 10MG TABLET contains Montelukast which belongs to the group of medicines called Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists. It is used to treat and prevent the signs and symptoms of asthma and seasonal allergic rhinitis in adults and in adolescents (aged 15 years or older). It can also be used to prevent bronchospasm (narrowing of airways) triggered due to exercise.

Asthma is a long-term respiratory disease in which your airways become inflamed, swollen and narrowed. It also causes excessive mucous secretion in the airways which makes it difficult for the air to pass through, leading to unpleasant symptoms like wheezing, difficulty in breathing, chest pain and/or cough.

Seasonal allergic rhinitis (also known as hay fever) is an allergic condition triggered due to exposure of oneself towards various allergens (such as pollens, dusts, mould or flakes of skin from certain animals). It is often characterized by inflammation of the inner lining of nose accompanied by nasal congestion, repeated sneezing and/or a red, watery or itchy eyes.

MONTINA 10MG TABLET can only prevent you from getting an asthmatic attack. It will not stop an asthma attack that has been started already. Therefore, always carry an inhaled rescue medicine with you to subside the symptoms.

Take MONTINA 10MG TABLET for the duration prescribed by your doctor to achieve better control over the symptoms. Before taking MONTINA 10MG TABLET inform your doctor if you are allergic to montelukast or have any pre-existing disease condition.

You must also inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking MONTINA 10MG TABLET as a precaution. The most common side effects of taking MONTINA 10MG TABLET are stomach pain, headache, upper respiratory tract infections, skin rash, nausea and vomiting. Consult your doctor if any of these side effect troubles you.

USES OF MONTINA 10MG TABLET

It is used in adults and in adolescents (aged 15 years or older) to treat and prevent the symptoms of:

  • Chronic asthma
  • Seasonal allergic rhinitis (runny nose, sneezing, itching of the eyes and/or nose)
  • Exercise induced bronchospasm (narrowing of airways)

HOW MONTINA 10MG TABLET WORKS

MONTINA 10MG TABLET effectively controls the symptoms of asthma and allergic rhinitis, where montelukast acts by blocking the release of certain chemicals (leukotrienes) in the respiratory tract that triggers the allergic and inflammatory response. It also prevents the narrowing of the airway tract which makes breathing easier.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take MONTINA 10MG TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. It can be taken with or without meals.

Your doctor will decide the correct dose, duration of therapy and number of doses per day depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

Do not stop taking MONTINA 10MG TABLET once your symptoms subside without consulting your doctor.

SIDE EFFECTS OF MONTINA 10MG TABLET

COMMON

  • stomach pain
  • headache
  • upper respiratory tract infection
  • diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting
  • skin rash or itching
  • fever
  • increased liver enzymes

UNCOMMON

  • nosebleed
  • dry mouth, indigestion
  • bruising
  • joint pain, muscle cramps
  • bedwetting in children
  • weakness, tiredness, feeling unwell
  • dizziness, drowsiness
  • oedema

RARE

Stop taking MONTINA 10MG TABLET and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • allergic reactions (swelling of the face, lips, tongue and/or throat which may cause difficulty in breathing or swallowing)
  • behaviour and mood related changes (anxiety, aggressive behaviour or hostility, depression, suicidal thoughts, hallucinations)
  • fits
  • increased bleeding tendency
  • feeling shaky (tremor)
  • strong, fast or irregular heartbeats
  • flu-like symptoms accompanied with pins and needles, numbness of arms or legs, worsening of pulmonary symptoms and/or rash

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea and Vomiting:

Take MONTINA 10MG TABLET with or just after meals. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oil rich or spicy foods. Consult your doctor if your symptom worsens.

Headache:

Rest and relax. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids such as water or electrolytes. Applying a pain-relieving balm on your forehead can be beneficial. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your headache. Consult your doctor if your headache worsens.

Dizziness:

Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any tools or machines completely while you are feeling dizzy. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your dizziness. Consult your doctor if your dizziness worsens.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

MONTINA 10MG TABLET should be used in pregnant women only if it is considered necessary by the physician. Your doctor will prescribe you with MONTINA 10MG TABLET after evaluating the risks and benefits of the therapy.

BREASTFEEDING

It is not known whether MONTINA 10MG TABLET can pass through breast milk. Therefore, it should be used in breastfeeding women only if considered necessary by the physician.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

MONTINA 10MG TABLET usually does not affect your ability to drive or operate any machinery. However, do not drive or handle any heavy tools or machines if you feel dizzy or drowsy after taking MONTINA 10MG TABLET.

ALLERGY

Do not take MONTINA 10MG TABLET if you are allergic to Montelukast.

OTHERS

MONTINA 10MG TABLET is not recommended for use if you:

  • have an asthma attack

Use in paediatrics:

MONTINA 10MG TABLET is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (aged below 15 years). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

Use in geriatrics:

MONTINA 10MG TABLET should be used with caution in the elderly patients. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug - Drug interactions:

Before taking MONTINA 10MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines such as:

  • medicines used to treat fits (Ex. phenobarbital, phenytoin)
  • rifampicin (a medicine used to treat tuberculosis)
  • medicines used to relieve fever, pain and inflammation (Ex. aspirin, ibuprofen)
  • gemfibrozil (a medicine used to control blood cholesterol levels)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally took more MONTINA 10MG TABLET, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdose might include stomach pain, sleepiness, thirst, headache, vomiting and hyperactivity.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Montelukast
Pharmacological Category :   Leukotriene receptor antagonists
Therapeutic Indication :   Asthma, Allergic rhinitis, Bronchospasm          
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Chewable Tablet, Syrup

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep MONTINA 10MG TABLET out of reach of children
  • Store MONTINA 10MG TABLET at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT MONTINA 10MG TABLET

How MONTINA 10MG TABLET works?

MONTINA 10MG TABLET effectively controls the symptoms of asthma and allergic rhinitis, where montelukast acts by blocking the release of certain chemicals (leukotrienes) in the respiratory tract that triggers the allergic and inflammatory response. It also prevents the narrowing of the airway tract which makes breathing easier.

What is the use of MONTINA 10MG TABLET?

MONTINA 10MG TABLET is used to treat and prevent the signs and symptoms of asthma and seasonal allergic rhinitis in adults and in adolescents (aged 15 years or older). It can also be used to prevent bronchospasm (narrowing of airways) triggered due to exercise.

Can I take MONTINA 10MG TABLET daily?

MONTINA 10MG TABLET is generally prescribed as one dose per day. However, your doctor will decide the number of doses per day depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

How long does it take for MONTINA 10MG TABLET to start working?

MONTINA 10MG TABLET may start working within 2 hours of oral administration. However, it may take 2 weeks for MONTINA 10MG TABLET to show improvements in your condition. Therefore, take MONTINA 10MG TABLET regularly as informed by your doctor without fail to achieve better results.

Is MONTINA 10MG TABLET effective?

Yes. MONTINA 10MG TABLET effectively controls the symptoms of asthma and allergic rhinitis, by blocking the release of certain chemicals (leukotrienes) in the respiratory tract that triggers the allergic and inflammatory response. It also prevents the narrowing of the airway tract which makes breathing easier.

What will happen if I consume a high dose of MONTINA 10MG TABLET than prescribed by my doctor?

Do not consume a higher dose of MONTINA 10MG TABLET than the one prescribed by your doctor, as it may lead to unwanted side effects. Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you, depending on your age and disease condition. If the prescribed dose, is not working for you, consult your doctor for advice.

Is MONTINA 10MG TABLET safe?

MONTINA 10MG TABLET is considered safe at doses prescribed by the physician. However, it may cause few side effects such as stomach pain, headache dizziness, nausea, vomiting, upper respiratory tract infections or skin rashes in some individuals. Contact your doctor if they bother you.

What should I do if I forgot to take a dose of MONTINA 10MG TABLET?

If you forgot to take a dose of MONTINA 10MG TABLET, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is time to take the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one at regular times. Do not take a double dose of MONTINA 10MG TABLET to compensate the missed dose.

Will taking a higher dose of MONTINA 10MG TABLET be more effective?

No. Do not take a higher dose of MONTINA 10MG TABLET than prescribed by your doctor, as it could lead to toxicity. Always consume the dose prescribed by your doctor. If you feel that the prescribed dose is not working for you, consult your doctor for advice.

Can the use of MONTINA 10MG TABLET make me feel dizzy?

MONTINA 10MG TABLET may cause dizziness in some individuals. If you experience dizziness, try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any tools or machines completely while you are feeling dizzy. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your dizziness. Consult your doctor if your dizziness worsens.

I’m pregnant. Can I take MONTINA 10MG TABLET?

MONTINA 10MG TABLET should be used in pregnant women only if it is considered necessary by the physician. Your doctor will prescribe you with MONTINA 10MG TABLET after evaluating the risks and benefits of the therapy.

Can MONTINA 10MG TABLET be used in children?

No. This medicine is not recommended for use in children aged below 15 years due to lack of safety data.

Can MONTINA 10MG TABLET make you sleepy?

Yes. This medicine may make you feel sleepy or drowsy. Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any tools or machines while you are feeling dizzy. Do not consume too much of alcohol, as it can aggravate your dizziness. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.

Can MONTINA 10MG TABLET be used on an asthma attack?

No. MONTINA 10MG TABLET is only used to prevent or manage the symptoms of asthma. If your asthma or breathing gets worse suddenly, contact your doctor immediately or go to the hospital straight away to avoid further exacerbation of the attack. Meanwhile use a fast-acting rescue inhaler along with MONTINA 10MG TABLET.

Can I stop using MONTINA 10MG TABLET once my symptoms subside?

No. Continue to use MONTINA 10MG TABLET as long as your doctor prescribes it to you. Do not stop using this medicine or reduce the dose suddenly without consulting your doctor as it may make it less effective.

REFERENCES

1. KD. Tripathi. Drugs for Cough and Bronchial Asthma. Respiratory Drugs. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology. 7th Edition. 2013. Page – 228.

2. Saifullah Baig, Rashid Ahmed Khan, Kamran Khan and Nadeem Rizvi. Effectiveness and Quality of Life with Montelukast in Asthma – A double-blind randomized control trial. NIH. National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. PMC. PubMed Central. May-June 2019. [Accessed on 29th October 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6572966/

3. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals s.r.o. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in September 2020] [Accessed on 29th October 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.9918.pdf

4. Cipla Ltd. MONTAIR Tablets / Chewable Tablets / Oral Granules (Montelukast sodium). Ciplamed.com. [Revised in November 2019]. [Accessed on 29th October 2022] https://www.ciplamed.com/content/montair-tablets-chewable-tablets-oral-granules

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    17.5 g
    Ingredient
    MONTELUKAST SODIUM 10MG
    Hsn Code
    30049039
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