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Montek LC Tablet
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Montek LC tablet is generally prescribed to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis, chronic idiopathic urticaria. It is also used to treat chronic asthma, allergic rhinitis, prophylaxis of exercise-induced asthma. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon doctor’s discretion.



The active ingredients of Montek LC Tablet are Montelukast 10mg and Levocetirizine 5mg.

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Montelukast is a leukotriene inhibitor. Leukotrienes are the chemicals in our body which are responsible for the allergies, swelling of lungs, tightening of the muscles around airways results in asthma. Therefore, by blocking leukotrienes, helps in reducing allergic reactions and asthma.
Levocetirizine acts by blocking the histamine. Histamine gets produced in the body during allergic reactions. Thus, by blocking them, Levocetirizine reduces allergic reactions.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professional before taking the medicine:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the components used in the Montek LC tablet tablet such as Montelukast and Levocetirizine
  • ESRD
  • Hemodialysis
  • Renal impairment, 6months to 11 years
  • Caution:
  • Asthma, severe
  • PKU (phenylalanine-containing forms)
  • Renal impairment
  • Concurrent CNS depressant use
  • Alcohol use
  • Urinary retention risk
  • Prostatic hypertrophy
  • Spinal cord injury
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Montek LC Tablet. It is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:

  • Somnolence
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea, pediatrics
  • Fever, Pediatrics
  • Vomiting
  • Xerostomia
  • Cough, Pediatrics
  • Otitis media
  • Pharyngitis
  • Asthenia
  • Epistaxis
  • Urinary retention
  • Headache
  • URI sx
  • Fever
  • Influenza-like sx
  • Abdominal pain
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash
  • Urticaria
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Sleep disorders
  • Anxiety/irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Tremor

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Hypersensitivity reaction
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Seizures
  • Syncope
  • Hypotension, severe
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Hallucinations
  • Severe skin reaction
  • Hepatic eosinophilic infiltration
  • Pulmonary eosinophilia
  • Churg-Strauss syndrome
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Neuropsychiatric disorders
  • Suicidality
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Hallucinations
  • Depression
How to Use

How to Use

Do not exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the Montek LC tablet whole, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not break/crush/ chew the tablet.

Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t consume two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
Take the tablet with or without food. Take the medicine at the prescribed time and dosage.


Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental overdose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary but you may experience one or more of the following signs or symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Somnolence
  • Thirst
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Psychomotor hyperactivity
  • Drowsiness
  • Agitation
  • Restlessness
  • Confusion
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Stupor
  • Tachycardia
  • Urinary retention
  • Tremor
  • Sedation
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Take Montek LC Tablet only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:


Caution advised among people with renal problems. If you have any, consult your doctor before the consumption of Montek LC Tablet.


Caution advised among people with hepatic problems. If you have any, consult your doctor before the consumption of Montek LC Tablet.


May be used during pregnancy – risk of fetal harm not expected based on limited human data. However, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.


May used during lactation – risk of infant harm not expected based on limited human data. However, there is no human data available to evaluate effects on milk production.

Drug Interactions:

Exercise caution when used with other medication. Therefore, inform your doctor about your current list of medication which you start or stop.

  • Keep Montek LC tablet out of sight and reach of children.
  • Store at room temperature away from heat and moisture.
  • Do not use the medicine beyond its expiry.
  • Do not accept the torn strip or a broken tablet.
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Drug Composition information
What is Levocetirizine for:

This medication is an antihistamine, prescribed for allergic conditions.

How does Levocetirizine work:

It blocks histamine action, which reduces allergy symptoms.

How should Levocetirizine be used:

It comes as a tablet, syrup to take by mouth with or without food. Adult: Oral- 2.5-5 mgday in the evening. Max: 5 mgday.

Common side effects of Levocetirizine :

Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, having blurred eyesight, or a change in thinking clearly. Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert or have clear eyesight until you see how this drug affects you. Dry mouth. Good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. See a dentist often.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

What precautions should I take when taking Levocetirizine :

Do not give to a child who has kidney disease. If you have an allergy to levocetirizine, cetirizine, or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have very bad kidney disease. If you are breast-feeding.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Feeling very tired or weak. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Levocetirizine with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Levocetirizine :

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category

Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Therapeutic Classification

Antihistamines & Antiallergics

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