TELEKAST A 200 mg/10 mg 10 Tablet

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About

Prescription status:

Prescription required

 

Manufacturer Name:

Lupin Limited

 

Drug classification:

Leukotriene receptor antagonist, Bronchodilator 

 

What is this used for:

  • Asthma (mild to moderate)
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchial Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

 

When to not take this medicine:

  • Hypersensitivity/Known Allergy to Montelukast or Acebrophylline
  • End-stage kidney disease
  • Hemodialysis
  • Mental or Neuropsychiatric disorders
  • Urinary retention

 

How should I take the medicine?

Take this medicine as directed by the physician. Do not take this medicine in small or larger amounts than recommended.

 

How this medicine works:

Montelukast works by blocking the action of secretory substances in the body that cause the symptoms of asthma and allergic rhinitis. Acebrophylline acts on the bronchial smooth muscle to help in the dilation and clearing of the bronchial airways.

 

Side effects 

  • Somnolence (Less common)
  • Nasopharyngitis(Less common)
  • Fatigue(Less common)
  • Headache(Less common)
  • Abdominal pain(Less common)
  • Dry Mouth (Less common)
  • Pharyngitis(Less common)
  • Diarrhea (Less common)
  • Vomiting (Less common)
  • Irregular heartbeat (Rare)
  • Flushing (less common) 
  • Skin rash (rare)
  • Respiratory Issues (rare)

 

Pregnancy warning: Not Assigned (Unknown)

Use of this medicine is not recommended for individuals who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant unless absolutely necessary as the safety and efficacy of this medicine is not well established. Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

 

Lactation warning:

Use of this medicine is not recommended for lactating and breastfeeding mothers unless absolutely necessary. Inform your doctor about the use of this medicine. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

 

Renal dose adjustments:

Care must be taken for individuals with kidney disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative on the basis of creatinine clearance values.

 

Hepatic dose adjustments:

Care must be taken for individuals with liver disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative. 

 

Drug interactions:

  • Butabarbital- Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken or used together may reduce the serum levels of montelukast in blood and may decrease the effectiveness. It is recommended to inform the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.

 

  • Aspirin - Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken or used together may increase the occurrence of bleeding disorders.If you experience any signs and symptoms like red spots on the skin, easy bruising, then inform the doctor on priority. It is recommended to inform the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.

 

  • Carbamazepine- Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken or used together may reduce the serum levels of montelukast in blood and may decrease the effectiveness. It is recommended to inform the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.

 

           This medicine may interact with other medicines, Vitamin, mineral or herbal food supplements when used together and may affect the efficacy of the medicines or may cause severe side effects. It is recommended to inform your doctor about your current and past medications before using this medicine

 

Alcohol interactions:

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while taking this medicine as it may cause interactions and lead to serious adverse effects and may worsen the health condition.

 

Food interactions: N/A

 

Expert Advice:

 

  1. The use of this medicine is not recommended for individuals diagnosed with chronic alcoholism or other diseases like gastrointestinal blockage, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, etc.
  2. This medicine can be taken with or without food. However, it is recommended to follow the advice of the doctor.
  3. The use of this medicine is contraindicated for individuals using antidepressant medication.
  4. Activities like driving, operating machinery, etc., should be avoided as this drug may affect your alertness.

 

Missed dose instructions:

Take this medicine as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost the for your next dose skip the dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double dose to make up for the missed dose.

 

Overdose Instructions:

Seek emergency treatment or contact your physician in case if you experience any unusual signs and symptoms during the treatment with this medicine.

 

Storage Instructions:

Store the medicine in a cool and dry place. Keep the medicine away from the reach of the children

 

References:

1. MONTAIR Tablets / Chewable Tablets / Oral Granules [Internet]. CiplaMed. 2020 [cited 15 October 2020]. Available from: https://www.ciplamed.com/content/montair-tablets-chewable-tablets-oral-granules

2. Montelukast: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2020 [cited 15 October 20200]. Available from: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a600014.html

3. Acebrophylline [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 28 October 2020]. Available from: https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/176595

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Caution

Keep away from direct sunlight

Store in a dry place

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