Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S

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Contains :Montelukast Sodium 4 mg
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  • Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S is prescribed to prevent symptoms of Asthma such as shortness of breath and wheezing
  • Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S contains Montelukast Sodium (a leukotriene receptor antagonist)
  • Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S is commonly prescribed for pediatric (for toddlers and children) use
  • Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S is to be ingested under doctor’s advisement
  • Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S is to be used only when necessary
  • Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S is to be taken orally (via mouth)

About

Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S belongs to a class of drugs called “leukotriene receptor antagonists”. (leukotriene is a chemical messenger) These drugs prescribed for obstructive airway diseases are used to treat and prevent the risk of developing asthma and seasonal allergies.

Asthma is a condition characterised by narrowing and swelling up of your airways that may produce excess mucus leading to breathing difficulties, coughing, wheezing (indicated by a whistling sound) and shortness of breath. Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S is usually prescribed when asthma is mild and it can help in preventing the progression of the condition.

It can also help asthmatic patients that face breathing difficulties while exercising or seasonal allergies like sneezing, itchiness and blocked or runny nose (allergic rhinitis). At times {{product}} is prescribed to nonasthmatic patients for the treatment of hives (urticaria) lasting more than 6 weeks.

Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S is available on prescription, as non chewable tablets, chewable tablets and granules. It is prescribed to prevent asthma and relieve symptoms of allergies by reducing the inflammation in the airways. Common side effects of this medication are nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach ache, headache and flu-like symptoms. Dosage of Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S depends on age, severity of condition, patient’s response to medicine and their comorbidities.

Indications

Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S is prescribed to adults and children from above 6 months of age.

It is used in the treatment of:

  • Add-on therapy in mild to moderate asthma inadequately controlled by inhaled corticosteroids and short-acting beta-2 agonists.
  • Exercise-induced broncho-constriction (abnormal contraction of airways – narrowing)

 

How does Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S work?

It is a leukotriene receptor antagonist that works by reducing the inflammation in the airways to prevent asthma and relieve symptoms of allergies like sneezing, itchiness and blocked or runny nose.

 

How to use Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S?

Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S is available in the following forms

  • Non chewable tablets: to be taken with or without food and swallowed whole with a glass of water, juice or milk.
  • Chewable tablets: to be taken 1-2 hours before food to ensure proper absorption of the medicine into the body. They can be chewed or sucked.
  • Granules: available in sachets containing 4mg of Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S. It can be directly put on your child’s tongue or could be given with cold, soft food like yogurt or ice cream. Make sure Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S is taken immediately or within 15 minutes. Do not dissolve it in a drink to give it to your child.

Dosage

Form and strength:

tablet

  • 10mg

tablet, chewable

  • 4mg
  • 5mg

oral granules

  • 4mg/packet

 

  • Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S is usually prescribed once a day, to be taken in the evening
  • If you have exercise induced asthma your doctor will ask you to take it 2 hours prior to exercise
  • Do not take more than 1 dose a day.
  • The usual dose is for prophylaxis (prevention) of asthma is:
  • Adults and children aged 15 years and above: 10mg tablet once daily
  • Children aged 6-14 years: 5mg chewable tablet once a day
  • Children from 6 months old to 5 years of age: 4mg (granules or chewable tablet)
  • The usual dose for symptomatic relief of seasonal allergic rhinitis in asthmatic patients is:
  • Adults and children above 15 years of age: 10mg tablet once daily

Dosage is completely dependent on the age, severity of condition, patient’s response to medicine and their comorbidities. Your doctor may vary your dosage to regulate your blood sugar levels.

 

Pregnancy use and lactation

If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, please consult your doctor before using Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S.

If you are breastfeeding, please consult your doctor before taking Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S.

 

Contraindications

Please inform your doctor if you have a history of any before using Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S:

  • Allergic reaction to Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S – indicated by skin rash, swelling around face area, wheezing, chest tightness and breathing difficulty
  • Rare hereditary problem of galactose intolerance (including Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption)

 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions while using Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S:

  • Do not substitute abruptly for inhaled or oral steroid therapy.
  • Do not use it for relief of acute symptoms
  • Discontinue if symptoms of Churg-Strauss syndrome (disease characterised by inflammation of blood vessels) appear.
  • Phenylketonuria with chewable tablets (contain aspartame)

 

Interaction with other medications

Certain medications could interact with Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S, hence, in that case your doctor might alter your dosage and make sure to monitor blood sugar levels more closely.

Please inform your doctor about the use of the following before taking Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S:

  • Phenobarbital (for epilepsy)
  • Phenytoin (for epilepsy)
  • Rifampicin (for tuberculosis)
  • Other enzyme inducers
  • Gemfibrozil (for high cholesterol)

 

Adverse effects

Like most medicines, Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S has some side effects which include:

Common:

  • Nausea
  • Indigestion (stomach ache)
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • High temperature
  • Mild rash

Serious:

  • Hypersensitivity/allergic skin reactions; in this case discontinue
  • Angioedema
  • Seizure
  • Elevated ALT/AST (alanine aminotransferase and alanine transaminase)
  • Cholestatic hepatitis
  • Churg-Strauss syndrome (disease characterised by inflammation of blood vessels) (discontinue),
  • Hyperkinesia (excessive restlessness)
  • Mood changes like becoming depressed, aggressive or attempts at killing oneself
  • Hallucinations (seeing things that are not really happening)
  • Confusion about identity, place and time
  • Difficulty concentrating and remembering things
  • Shaking or trembling in any part of the body
  • Anxiety
  • Changes in speech (stuttering)
  • Unusual or fast heart beat
  • Liver impairment indicated by yellowing of skin or the whites of your eyes.

 

How to cope with some of the adverse effects

  • Diarrhoea – Keep yourself hydrated by having lots of fluids and if the problem persists, consult your doctor before taking any medication for vomiting and diarrhoea
  • Stomach ache – Try to rest as much as possible and have smaller and more frequent meals. Using a heat pack or hot water bottle over the area in pain might help in giving some relief. If the pain still persists and is severe, speak to your doctor.
  • Headache – Take a painkiller, rest and keep yourself hydrated at all times.
  • High temperature – Take paracetamol to bring the temperature down and have plenty of fluids. If it persists for long, contact your doctor.
  • Mild rash – Taking an antihistamine might help. Ask your pharmacist for a suitable one. If it doesn’t go away or gets worse, contact your doctor.

 

Inform your doctor immediately if you experience any of the serious side effects.

 

Key facts about Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S

  • Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S belongs to a class of drugs called “leukotriene receptor antagonists”.
  • These drugs prescribed for obstructive airway diseases are used to treat and prevent the risk of developing asthma and seasonal allergies.
  • It works by reducing the inflammation in the airways to prevent asthma and relieve symptoms of allergies like sneezing, itchiness and blocked or runny nose.
  • It is used for allergies only after other treatments have failed.
  • It is prescribed to adults and children above 6 months of age.
  • Common side effects of this medication are nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach ache, headache and flu-like symptoms.
  • Do not use it for acute conditions (like asthma attack), instead use your inhaler in such a case.
  • If your asthma is exercise-induced, take Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S 2 hour before exercising.
  • Matter of concern arises if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling on the face and difficulty breathing, in which case you need to inform your doctor immediately.

 

FAQs

1. WHAT EXACTLY DOES Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S DO?

It is a leukotriene receptor antagonist that works by reducing the inflammation in the airways to prevent asthma and relieve symptoms of allergies like sneezing, itchiness and blocked or runny nose

2. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S TO START WORKING?

It starts working almost immediately to reduce leukotriene levels in your body, but usually takes around a week to reach its full efficacy. If you have been prescribed Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S for exercise induced asthma, take it 2 hours prior to exercise so that the levels of Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S are high enough in your body when you start exercising.

3. HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO TAKE Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S FOR?

Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S should be taken for as long as it is prescribed by your doctor.

4. CAN I STOP TAKING Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S?

Do not just stop taking the medicine, make sure to complete your treatment course even if you feel better.

5. IS IT IMPORTANT TO TAKE Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S IN THE EVENING?

It is usually taken in the evening for the treatment of asthma and allergic rhinitis (cough and cold due to allergy) but there has been no evidence of a difference in its effectiveness when taking in the morning. Hence, take it as prescribed by your doctor.

6. IS THERE ANY FOOD OR DRINK I NEED TO AVOID?

No, there is no food or drink that needs to be avoided while taking Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S

7. CAN I DRINK ALCOHOL WITH Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S?

Avoid drinking alcohol while you are on Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S as it may cause dizziness and drowsiness as a side effect. Also, liver problems become more common with the use of alcohol.

8. WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S?

If you have taken too much of the prescribed Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S you may experience common side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach ache, headache, flu-like symptoms and rarely, difficulty breathing, tremors, loss of sense of surrounding; in which case take the patient to the hospital

9. WHAT IF I FORGET TO TAKE Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S?

Incase you miss a dose, take your next dose on time and do not try making up for the missed dose by doubling it up. If it helps to remind you, set an alarm so you do not miss any dose. Make sure to complete your course of treatment even if you feel better and think you do not need to take it anymore.

10. CAN I TAKE Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S DURING PREGNANCY OR BREASTFEEDING?

There is no evidence of Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S being unsafe during pregnancy or breastfeeding, however it is better to inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking the medication.

11. DOES Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S CAUSE MOOD CHANGES?

Yes, in rare cases you might experience symptoms like anxiety, agitation, aggressive behaviour or hostility, irritability, restlessness, depression and attempts at killing oneself

12. DOES Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S CAUSE WEIRD DREAMS?

Yes, in rare cases, Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S may cause night mares, restlessness and sleep walking. Contact your doctor if you continue to experience these symptoms.

13. DOES Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S MAKE YOU FEEL DROWSY? 

One of the uncommon side effects of Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S is feeling drowsy. If you feel this way do not drive, ride a bike or use any kind of machinery until you feel better.

14. CAN I DRIVE OR RIDE A BIKE AFTER TAKING Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S?

It usually doesn’t cause problems while driving or riding a bike but if you experience any of the adverse effects like hallucinations (seeing things that are not happening), shaking or tremors in any part of your body or a loss of sense of surroundings, then try resting and do not drive or use any kind of machinery until you feel better.

15. HOW SHOULD Myteka 4mg Tablet 7.0 ‘S BE STORED?

Keep the medicine at room temperature in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. Make sure to keep it away from pets, children and other people.

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