Montek 4mg Tablet is used to prevent asthma attacks in children. It may also be used to ease breathing difficulties caused by strenuous physical activities. This medicine also helps treat symptoms of skin and seasonal allergies such as runny nose, sneezing, itching, swelling, congestion, and watery eyes.
Give Montek 4mg Tablet to your child at a fixed time before or after food in the prescribed dose, time, and way. You may need to give it to your child for a few weeks before it starts to prevent asthma attacks. For asthma, prefer giving Montek 4mg Tablet in the evening or 2 hours before physical activity. For allergy, it is best to give it in the evening, depending upon the time of onset of symptoms. In case your child has both, prefer giving it in the evening. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking this medicine, give the same dose again, but skip it if it’s already time for the next dose.
Your child may start to feel better after a few regular doses. However, you must still complete the prescribed dose to ensure maximum benefit. Moreover, stopping the medicine abruptly may worsen your child’s condition. This medicine may cause some minor and temporary side effects like fever, headache, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Usually, these episodes subside once your child’s body adapts to the medicine. However, in case these effects persist or start bothering your child, consult your child’s doctor without any delay.
Let your child’s doctor know if your child is already taking any medicines. Also, narrate your child’s complete medical history, including any prior episodes of allergy, heart problem, blood disorder, vascular disorders, birth defects, airway obstruction, lung anomaly, skin disorder, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. This information is critical for dose alterations and in planning your child’s overall treatment.
BENEFITS OF MONTEK 4MG TABLET FOR YOUR CHILD
In Treatment of Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies
Montek 4mg Tablet provides relief from symptoms such as blocked or runny nose, sneezing and itchy or watery eyes. This will make it easier for you to go about your daily activities. It rarely has any serious side effects and you may only need to take it on days you have symptoms. If you are taking it to prevent getting symptoms you should use it regularly to get the most benefit.
HOW CAN I GIVE MONTEK 4MG TABLET TO MY CHILD?
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. Montek 4mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW MONTEK TABLET WORKS
Montek 4mg Tablet is a leukotriene antagonist that works by blocking a chemical messenger (leukotriene). This reduces inflammation (swelling) in the airways and nose and improves symptoms.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Montek 4mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Montek 4mg Tablet is recommended.
However, consult your child’s doctor in case of severe kidney disease.
Montek 4mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Montek 4mg Tablet is recommended.
However, consult your child’s doctor in case of severe liver disease.
WHAT IF I FORGET TO GIVE MONTEK 4MG TABLET TO MY CHILD?
Do not panic. Unless your child’s doctor has advised a specific regime for your child, give the missed dose as soon as you remember it. Skip the missed dose if it is almost the time for the next dose. Do not give a double dose to catch up and follow the prescribed dosing schedule.
Montek 4mg Tablet does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-
Common side effects of Montek
- Abdominal pain
- Upper respiratory tract infection
Q. Which food items should my child avoid taking along with Montek 4mg Tablet?
Do not give high-fat meals and fruit juices to your child along with Montek 4mg Tablet as they may interfere with the absorption of this medicine.
Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Montek 4mg Tablet?
Montek 4mg Tablet can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Montek 4mg Tablet. Also, check with your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.
Q. Can I decrease the dose of Montek 4mg Tablet by myself if my child starts to feel better?
No, adhere to the dose as prescribed by your child’s doctor. Do not increase or decrease the dose by yourself as it can impact your child’s health. While increasing the dose may cause unwanted effects like sedation and depression, decreasing the dose or stopping it suddenly can result in a rebound reversal of all symptoms.
Q. Can I stop the medicine by myself?
No, all symptoms may reappear on sudden withdrawal of Montek 4mg Tablet usually if taken for a long-term. It is advised to stop this medicine gradually under the guidance of your child’s doctor.
Q. How should Montek 4mg Tablet be stored?
Montek 4mg Tablet should be stored at room temperature in a dry place, away from direct heat and light. Also, keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children to avoid any accidental intake.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.