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Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Medikast. Please consult your doctor.
Medikast is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, ther... View More
Medikast is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Medikast may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Medikast is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Medikast is recommended.
Medikast should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Medikast may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Limit... View More
Medikast is a prescription medicine used for asthma prevention and for the treatment of allergy symptoms such as sneezing and runny nose. It reduces inf... View More
Uses of Medikast
- Asthma prevention
- Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies
Side effects of Medikast
How to use Medikast
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Medikast may be taken with... View More
How Medikast works
Medikast works by blocking the action of leukotriene, a chemical messenger. This reduces inflammation in the airways to prevent asthma and relieve sympt... View More
What if you forget to take Medikast?
If you miss a dose of Medikast, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your ... View More
- You have been prescribed Medikast for asthma prevention and for the treatment of allergy symptoms such as sneezing and runny nose.
- It is a relatively safe medicine with very few side effects.
- Take Medikast 2 hours before exercising if you have exercise-induced asthma.
- It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden breathing problems. Use your rescue inhaler to control sudden difficulty in breathi... View More
- Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor, even if you feel better.
Asthma, Allergic rhinitis
Oral Chronic asthma Adult: As film-coated tab: 10 mg once daily in the evening. Allergic rhinitis Adult: 10 mg once daily. Prophylaxis of exerc... View More
Asthma Prophylaxis and maintenance treatment in patients aged >12 months <12 months: Safety and efficacy not established 12-24 months: 4 mg (granules... View More
Renal impairment: No dosage adjustment needed.
Mode of Action
Montelukast is a selective leukotriene receptor antagonist that blocks the effects of cysteinyl leukotrienes in the airways.
Not for the relief of acute bronchospasm. Not to be used as monotherapy for the prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm. Patients in whom asthma is ... View More
>10% Headache (18.4%; similar to placebo) 1-10% >2% Abdominal pain,Eczema,Influenza,Laryngitis,Pharyngitis,Viral infection,Wheezing,Dental pain,Di... View More
Induced hepatic metabolism resulting to decreased plasma concentration w/ potent inducers of cytochrome P450 isoenzymes (e.g. phenobarbital, phenytoin, ... View More
Alternative brand for Medikast
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More