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Fexofenadine + Montelukast

Antiallergic

Uses of Fexofenadine + Montelukast

  • Fexofenadine + Montelukast is used to treat allergic rhinitis.
  • This combination is also used for upper respiratory tract infections.

Side effects of Fexofenadine + Montelukast

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Tiredness

How Fexofenadine + Montelukast works

  • Fexofenadine + Montelukast is an anti-allergic agent.
  • Fexofenadine is an antihistamine. It works by blocking the action of histamine, which is a substance released during an allergic reaction. By blocking histamine, fexofenadine helps to reduce symptoms associated with allergies, such as sneezing, itching, runny nose, watery eyes, and nasal congestion.
  • Montelukast is a leukotriene receptor antagonist. It works by blocking the action of leukotrienes, the chemicals produced by the body during an allergic or inflammatory response. Leukotrienes cause inflammation and narrowing of the airways in conditions such as asthma and allergic rhinitis. By blocking the effects of leukotrienes, montelukast helps to prevent asthma symptoms and improve breathing. 

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Expert Advice

Dosage Forms Available

  • Fexofenadine + Montelukast can be taken orally (tablet and suspension).

Age And Dose Restrictions 

  • This combination can be used in adults and children above 2 years.

Contraindications 

  • It is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to fexofenadine or montelukast.

Medications To Avoid With This Drug

  • Avoid taking cholesterol-lowering medications (gemfibrozil), anticonvulsants (phenobarbital), antibiotics (rifampin and erythromycin), antifungals (ketoconazole), and antacids containing aluminium and magnesium hydroxide. These medications may alter the safety and effectiveness of this combination.

Overdose And Missed Dose

  • Overdose can cause dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, abdominal pain, dizziness, headache, and vomiting, which need to be managed as an emergency in a hospital setting. Therefore, strict adherence to the prescribed dose is essential.
  • If you miss a dose of this combination, take it as soon as you remember. But, if the next dose is near, skip the missed dose and resume the regular dosing regime.

Management Of Side Effects

  • T​​ake this combination with food to reduce gastrointestinal side effects and continue taking it as prescribed. If side effects worsen or persist, consult your doctor for a possible treatment plan adjustment.

Use In Pregnancy And Lactation

  • Caution is advised in pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Caution In Other Conditions

  • Caution is advised in patients with phenylketonuria (a rare genetic disorder that affects the metabolism of amino acids) and kidney impairment.

Special Dietary And Lifestyle Recommendation

  • Avoid having grapefruit juice with this combination.
  • Identify and avoid specific allergens that trigger your allergic rhinitis symptoms. Common triggers include pollen, dust mites, pet dander, mold, and food allergens. 
  • Take steps to minimise exposure to these allergens, such as keeping windows closed during high pollen seasons or using dust mite-proof covers for bedding.
  • Wear a face mask before leaving the home, while dusting and even in the kitchen.
  • Minimise alcohol consumption, as it may exacerbate specific side effects associated with these medications, such as drowsiness.

Frequently asked questions

No, this combination is not an antibiotic. It is used to treat allergic rhinitis. It does not have antibacterial properties.

No, this combination is not typically used to treat cough.

This combination can be used to manage the cold symptoms of sneezing, itching, runny nose, and nasal congestion due to allergic rhinitis. 

No, this combination is not a steroid. 

This combination is safe for patients with mild to moderate liver impairment. Caution is advised in patients with severe liver impairment.

This combination is not known to induce sleep specifically. However, it can cause dizziness and drowsiness.

You may start experiencing symptom relief within 1 to 2 of taking the medication. However, the onset of action for this combination can vary among individuals. 

No, this combination typically does not affect blood sugar levels. 

This combination is not habit-forming and is generally safe when used as directed.

This combination may cause dizziness and drowsiness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do other activities that require mental alertness or coordination until you know how this medication affects you. 

This combination usually requires a prescription and is unavailable over the counter.

No, this combination is not known to affect fertility. 

While this combination effectively manage allergic symptoms, it is not typically used to prevent asthma attacks. 

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