Uses of Fm 24 Tablet
Fm 24 Tablet is used for the treatment of allergic rhinitis in adults only.
Contraindications of Fm 24 Tablet
If you are allergic to montelukast and fexofenadine or any of the ingredient of Fm 24 Tablet.
Side effects of Fm 24 Tablet
Precautions and Warnings of Fm 24 Tablet
Q: Can I take Fm 24 Tablet during pregnancy?
A: You should consult your doctor before using the Fm 24 Tablet as there is limited information about its safety during pregnancy. Your doctor will only prescribe you this medicine if considered essential after assessing the benefits.
Q: Can I take Fm 24 Tablet while breastfeeding?
A: Fm 24 Tablet is not recommended for use while breastfeeding as there is limited information about the effects of this medicine in breastfeeding women.
Q: Can I drive if I have consumed Fm 24 Tablet?
A: If you experience dizziness or drowsiness after taking Fm 24 Tablet, do not drive or operate any machinery.
Q: Can I consume alcohol with Fm 24 Tablet?
A: Avoid consuming alcohol along with Fm 24 Tablet, especially if you have any liver disease. Consuming alcohol while taking this medicine can worsen the side effects such as dizziness and drowsiness.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You have any blood disorder, abnormal blood count and swelling of blood vessels.
You have any heart-related disorder, joint disorder or muscle weakness.
You are suffering from any brain-related problems like aggression, anxiety, depression, abnormal dreams, lack of sleep, irritation, restlessness or suicidal thoughts.
You have known allergy to aspirin or other painkillers or you have acute asthma.
You have kidney or liver function problem or you are an elderly patient.
You are experiencing rapid heartbeats, palpitations and excessive sweating.
Mode of Action of Fm 24 Tablet
How Does It Work?
Montelukast works by blocking the action of allergic mediator leukotrienes by binding to leukotriene receptors and helps in relieving the symptoms of allergy. Fexofenadine works by blocking the action of natural substance histamine which is produced by the body during allergic reactions.
Directions for Use of Fm 24 Tablet
Fm 24 Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine. It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results and should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
Interactions of Fm 24 Tablet
Interactions with other medicines
Performance may be impared with decreased alertness, if medicines acting on the brain to produce calmness are taken along with Fm 24.
Concomitant use of antibiotics such as erythromycin or antifungal such as Ketoconazole can increase the levels of this medicine.
Maintain a minimum gap of 2 hours between the administration of Fm 24 and antacid medicines containing aluminium and magnesium.
Other medicines such as Phenobarbital, Phenytoin, Rifampin and Gemfibrozil should be used cautiously. Inform your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines.
Fm 24 Tablets may interact with other medications and provide an altered response to the treatment. Please notify your doctor if you are undergoing any other treatments, over-the-counter medications (that you buy without a prescription) and herbal preparations. Also, you should inform your doctor if you have a planned surgery or vaccination scheduled.
Interactions with food items
You should avoid consuming grapefruit juice, orange or apple while taking the Fm 24 Tablet as it may interfere with the activity of this Tablet.
Storage and disposal of Fm 24 Tablet
Store Fm 24 Tablets at room temperature, away from light and moisture.
Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
Discard any unused medicine properly Do not flush in the toilet or throw it into the drain.
Dosage of Fm 24 Tablet
The symptoms of an overdose of Fm 24 include stomach pain, sleepiness, thirst feeling, headache, vomiting, altered mental state, drowsiness, dry mouth, tiredness and dizziness. In case of an overdose, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
Missed a Dose
If you missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at the scheduled time. Do not take a double dose to compensate for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I take Fm 24 Tablet in acute attacks of asthma?
A: Fm 24 is not indicated for use in the reversal of bronchospasm in acute asthma attacks including status asthmaticus.
Q: Can I take the Fm 24 for cough or throat infection?
A: No, it is not effective for cough or throat infection. A cough could be due to different causes and hence it would be best to take a doctor’s advice before taking any medicine to treat cough.
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