Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride 5mg and Montelukast 10mg tablets Bijokast is a combination medicine that is made up of two drugs named Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride and Montelukast and is used to treat sneezing and runny noses due to hay fever, allergies, and skin allergies. Levocetirizine and Montelukast are both allergy medicines that work in different ways to relieve allergy symptoms. Levocetirizine is an antihistamine. This means it blocks histamine, a chemical your body releases when you have an allergy. Histamine causes a runny nose, itchy eyes, and sneezing associated with allergies. Montelukast is a leukotriene antagonist. Leukotrienes are another type of chemical that your body releases in response to allergens. Leukotrienes cause inflammation (swelling) in your airways and nose, worsening allergy symptoms.
Uses of Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride and Montelukast Tablets
Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride and Montelukast Tablets are a combination medication used to relieve the symptoms of seasonal allergies, also known as hay fever and perennial allergies. The medication works by blocking the action of histamine and leukotrienes, two chemicals that cause allergy symptoms.
Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride is an antihistamine that blocks the action of histamine, a chemical released by the body in response to allergens. Histamine causes the symptoms of allergies, such as runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, and watery eyes.
Montelukast is a leukotriene antagonist that blocks the action of leukotrienes, chemicals that cause inflammation in the airways. Inflammation in the airways can lead to wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath.
Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride and Montelukast Tablets are available by prescription only. Your doctor can help you decide if this medication is right for you.
Precautions for the use of Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride and Montelukast Tablets
Here are some general precautions for dihydrochloride and Montelukast tablets:
- Allergies: Inform your doctor if you have any allergies to levocetirizine, montelukast, or any other medications.
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Consult your doctor before taking this medication if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Kidney and liver problems: Tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver problems, as these conditions may affect the way your body processes the medication.
- Other medical conditions: Inform your doctor about any other medical conditions you have, such as seizures, heart problems, or mental health conditions.
Directions to use Levocetirizine and Montelukast Tablets
- Always follow the prescribed dosage and instructions provided by your doctor. Do not self-prescribe or alter the dosage without consulting your healthcare provider.
- Some medications are recommended to be taken with or without food. Follow the instructions on the label or your doctor’s advice regarding whether to take the tablets with meals.
- If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed one. Do not double up to make up for a missed dose.
- Remember, individual cases may vary, and your doctor’s instructions should always take precedence. If you have any questions or concerns about your medication, consult with your healthcare provider.
Possible Side Effects of Levocetirizine and Montelukast Tablets
Levocetirizine and montelukast are medications commonly used to treat allergies and asthma. Both medications are generally safe and well-tolerated, but they can cause some side effects.
Possible side effects of levocetirizine include:
- Dry mouth
- Sore throat