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MONTICOPE TAB

Monticope tablet
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Monticope tablet is a combination of two medicines belonging to a group of drugs known as anti-histamines. It is a safe and effective commonly prescribed non-sedating H1-antihistamine approved for symptomatic treatment in patients with allergic disorders such as rhino-conjunctivitis, urticaria and in asthma prevention. This medicine is used in the treatment of various allergic conditions such as congestion, watery eyes, runny nose, stuffy nose and sneezing and prevent bronchospasm during exercise in adolescents and adults. By blocking certain chemical messengers in the body, the medicine reduces itching, rashes, inflammation in airways and makes breathing easier. However, the uses mentioned for this tablet are not comprehensive, there may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredients of Monticope tablet are Montelukast (10mg) and Levocetirizine (5Mg)

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Levocetirizine, an antihistamine, treats symptoms like itching, inflammation and rashes by blocking the results of histamine (chemical messenger) in the body. Montelukast is a Leukotriene receptor antagonist. It works by blocking the action of leukotriene, thereby reducing inflammation in the airways to stop asthma and relieve symptoms of allergies. Thus, this combination is effective in treating allergic symptoms.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before using Monticope tablet:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the tablet
  • End stage renal disease
  • Undergoing haemodialysis
  • Caution:
  • Pre-existing psychiatric disorders
  • Increased risk of urinary retention
  • Acute asthma attack
  • Children
  • Pregnancy and lactation
  • Renal impairment
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Monticope tablet. It is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Most of the side effects are generally mild and you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Dry mouth
  • Behavioural changes (anxiety, depression)
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dyspepsia
  • Fatigue
  • Chest tightness
  • Cough
  • Drowsiness
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Tachycardia

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Insomnia
  • Acute bronchitis
  • Nervousness
  • Pruritis
  • Palpitations
How to Use

How to Use

Take Monticope tablet as instructed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening it from the strip. Do not break or crush or chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t swallow two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
The tablet may be taken one hour before food or two hours after food. Increase the intake of fluids to avoid excessive dry mouth caused by the tablet, as continued dry mouth can lead to dental disease. Take the tablet at the same time every day as it helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body.
Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested even though the symptoms disappear after the medicine has begun.

Overdosage

Avoid taking medicine more than the prescribed dosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the tablet, promptly seek medical attention. Depending on the dosage of Monticope tablet, symptoms vary in individuals, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Somnolence
  • Excessive thirst
  • Vomiting
  • Psychomotor hyperactivity
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Drowsiness
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Use this tablet only on the advice of medical practitioner. Dose adjustments or complete avoidance of the Monticope tablet may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

Extreme caution is advised among people with kidney problems. Close monitoring of kidney function and adjustments of dose of the medicine may be needed based on the clinical condition of the patient. If you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this tablet.

Liver:

Caution is advised among people with liver problems. Dose adjustments of the tablet may be needed. If you have any hepatic problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this medicine.

Pregnancy:

Monticope tablet is considered safe to use in pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown no or low adverse effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consumption of this medicine.

Lactation:

This medicine is not considered safe to use in nursing mothers unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Since limited information is available about the safety of taking this tablet, consult your doctor if you are nursing mother and stay on the safe side.

Alcohol:

Consumption of alcohol with Monticope tablet is not recommended as it increases side effects of the medicine. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the tablet, report to your doctor immediately. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments of the medicine may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

Driving:

The tablet may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, light headedness, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Food:

Grape fruit has been shown to scale back the bioavailability of the tablet.

Drug Interactions:

Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you are taking Monticope tablet with seizure medicines (carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenobarbital), rifamycin antibiotics (rifampicin, rifabutin), fluconazole, ketoconazole, erythromycin, gemfibrozil, CNS depressants.

Precautions
  • Do not use this tablet post the expiry date
  • Do not use this medication for durations longer than suggested by your doctor
  • Store at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius)
  • Keep the tablet out of reach of children, away from moisture and light
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


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the use of the Monticope tablet?

The tablet is a combination of two medicines belonging to a group of drugs known as anti-histamines. It is a safe and effective commonly prescribed non-sedating H1-antihistamine approved for symptomatic treatment in patients with allergic disorders such as rhino-conjunctivitis, urticaria and in asthma prevention. This medicine is used in the treatment of various allergic conditions such as congestion, watery eyes, runny nose, stuffy nose and sneezing and prevent bronchospasm during exercise in adolescents and adults. By blocking certain chemical messengers in the body, the medicine reduces itching, rashes, inflammation in airways and makes breathing easier.

Q2. What are the side effects of the Monticope tablet?

The tablet is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include sleepiness, headache, dry mouth, behavioural changes (anxiety, depression), nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia, fatigue, chest tightness, cough, drowsiness, upper respiratory tract infection, tachycardia. Its use may also lead to extreme but uncommon side effects such as severe dry mouth, insomnia, acute bronchitis, nervousness, pruritis, palpitations.

Q3. Should we take Monticope tablet with food or without food?

This tablet may be taken one hour before food or two hours after food. Do not take the tablet with fruit juice.

Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking the Monticope tablet?

If you ever had impaired kidney function, sever liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. Caution is advised among patients with hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the tablet, end stage renal disease, undergoing haemodialysis, pre-existing psychiatric disorders, increased risk of urinary retention, acute asthma attack, children, renal impairment, pregnancy and lactation.

Q5. Does Monticope tablet make you sleepy?

The tablet may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, difficulty in concentration, fatigue, light headedness, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Q6. Is Monticope tablet harmful? What does an overdose of Monticope tablet lead to?

The tablet is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to abdominal pain, somnolence, excessive thirst, vomiting, psychomotor hyperactivity, dizziness, dry mouth, drowsiness.

Q7. Can I take Monticope tablet during pregnancy?

The tablet is considered safe to use in pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown no or low adverse effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consumption of this medicine.

Q8. Can Monticope tablet be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

No, do not take the medicine without doctor’s prescription.

Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the Monticope tablet?

Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it increases side effects of the medicine. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the tablet, report to your doctor immediately. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments of the medicine may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

Q10. How to store Monticope tablet?

Store the medicine at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the tablet according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Monticope tablet, can I mix it in water and drink it?

This tablet is designed to be swallowed with water. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.

Q12. Can we give Monticope tablet to children?

This medicine is not recommended for children below 15 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Monticope tablet?

The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action in the body is within one hour of administration.

Q14. How long does the effect of Monticope tablet last?

The amount of time for which this medicine remains active on the body is approximately 24 hours.

Q15. Can we take Monticope tablet daily? If yes, how many tablets can we take everyday?

Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration.

Q16. For how many days should I take the Monticope tablet?

The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

Q17. When should I take Monticope tablet?

Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

Seller Information
Manufactured By

MANKIND PHARMA LTD

208, okhla industrial estate phase 3 rd, okhla phase iii, okhla industrial area, new delhi, delhi 110020

Packed By

MANKIND PHARMA LTD

208, okhla industrial estate phase 3 rd, okhla phase iii, okhla industrial area, new delhi, delhi 110020

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