ALVOKAST. 4 mg. 28 tablets
ALVOKAST. 4 mg. 28 tablets
WHAT ALVOKAST 4 mg IS AND WHAT IT IS USED
Alvokast 4mg is a leukotriene receptor antagonist that blocks substances called leukotrienes. Leukotrienes cause narrowing and swelling of airways in your lungs. By blocking leukotrienes , Alvokast 4 mg approved asthma symptoms and helps control asthma.
Your doctor has prescribed Alvokast 4 mg for the treatment of asthma by preventing daytime and nocturnal asthma symptoms .
Alvokast 4 mg is used for the treatment of patients from 2 to 5 years of age who are not adequately controlled by current treatments and require additional therapy .
Alvokast 4 mg can also be used as an alternative treatment to inhaled corticosteroids in patients aged 2 to 5 years , which tend not taken oral corticosteroids for asthma and have shown that they can not use inhaled corticosteroids.
Alvokast 4 mg also helps prevent the narrowing of airways triggered by exercise.
Your doctor will determine how it should be taken Alvokast 4 mg according to the symptoms and severity of your child's asthma .
What is asthma ?
Asthma is a long-term illness .
Characteristics of asthma include :
Difficulty breathing due to narrowed airways. The constriction of the airway worsens or improves in response to various conditions ;
Sensitive airways that react to many factors such as cigarette smoke, pollen , cold air or physical exertion;
Edema ( inflammation ) of the mucosa of the respiratory tract ;
Symptoms of asthma include coughing, wheezing and chest tightness .
2 . BEFORE YOU TAKE ALVOKAST 4 mg
Tell your doctor about any medical problems or allergies that your child has or has had.
Do not give Alvokast 4 mg of your child if it
an allergy (hypersensitivity) to montelukast or any of the other ingredients of Alvokast (see section 6 . Additional information).
Take special care with Alvokast :
If your child's asthma exacerbated or difficult breathing , tell your child's doctor ;
Oral Alvokast is not intended to treat acute asthma attacks . If an attack occurs , follow the instructions given by the doctor for your child. Always keep with you inhaled rescue medicine for asthma attacks ;
It is important that your child take all asthma medications prescribed by your doctor. Alvokast should not be used instead of other asthma medications prescribed by the doctor for your child ;
Each patient protivoasmatichni drugs should know that if you develop a combination of symptoms such as numbness or numbness of arms or legs, worsening pulmonary symptoms and / or rash, you should consult with your doctor ;
Your child should not take aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs (known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs ) if they worsen asthma.
Use in children :
For children of 2 to 5 years Alvokast is available as lozenges by 4 mg .
In children aged 6 to 14 years Alvokast is available as chewable tablets 5 mg . Safety and efficacy of 4 Alvokast mg chewable tablets for children less than 2 years has not been established .
Using other medicines
Some medicines may affect the way Alvokast or Alvokast may affect the way other medicines.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if your child is currently taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Tell your doctor if your child is taking the following medications before taking Alvokast 4 mg :
phenobarbital (used to treat epilepsy) ;
phenytoin (used to treat epilepsy) ;
rifampicin (used to treat tuberculosis and other infections) .
Use of Alvokast 4 mg with food and drink
Alvokast 4 mg chewable tablets should be taken with food, and to take at least one hour before a meal or at least 2 hours after eating.
Pregnancy and lactation
This subsection shall not apply to Alvokast 4 mg chewable tablets because the product is intended for use in children 2 to 5 years of age, but the following information is related to the active ingredient montelukast .
Use in pregnancy
Limited data for exposure to the effects of pregnancy drug not suggest a causal relationship between the Montelukast and malformations (e.g. limb defects ), which are reported in the period after the release of the drug on the market.
Women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant should consult their doctor before taking Alvokast . Your doctor will decide whether or not to take Alvokast during this period.
Use in lactation
It is not known Alvokast passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before taking Alvokast if you are breastfeeding or are breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines:
This subsection shall not apply to Alvokast 4 mg chewable tablets , as this product is intended for use in children 2 to 5 years of age, but the following information is related to the active ingredient montelukast .
Montelukast is not expected to affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery. However, individual response to the drug may vary . Some side effects are rarely reported as an effect of Alvokast may affect some patients' ability to drive a car or operate machinery.
Important information about the ingredients of Alvokast
Alvokast 4 mg chewable tablets contain aspartame , a source of phenylalanine. It can be harmful for people with phenylketonuria. If your child has a genetic disorder phenylketonuria should be aware that each chewable tablet Alvokast 4 mg contains phenylalanine / equivalent to 0.135 mg phenylalanine per tablet 4 mg / .
3 . HOW TO TAKE ALVOKAST 4 mg ?
The medicine should not be given to children under the supervision of an adult. For children who have problems with tablets chewable available granular form .
Your child should take only one tablet Alvokast 4 mg once daily as prescribed by your doctor.
It should be taken even if your child has no symptoms or if it has an acute asthma attack .
Your child should take 4 mg Alvokast as " prescribed by your doctor. If you are unsure , you should consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
Tablets to take by mouth.
Use in children aged 2 to 5 years:
One chewable tablet Alvokast of 4 mg daily to be taken in the evening. Chewable tablet Alvokast of 4 mg should not be taken with food , and to take at least one hour before a meal or at least 2 hours after eating.
If your child takes Alvokast , make sure that it does not take any other products containing the same active ingredient, montelukast .
If your child has taken more than the required dose of 4 mg Alvokast
Contact your doctor immediately .
No side effects were reported in most of the reported cases of overdose. The most commonly reported symptoms following overdose in adults and children included abdominal pain , somnolence , thirst, headache , vomiting and hyperactivity .
If you forget to give 4 mg Alvokast your child
Try to give Alvokast 4 mg as the doctor prescribes. However, if your child has missed a dose , simply resume the usual schedule of one tablet daily. Do not give a double dose to make up .
If your child stops taking Alvokast 4 mg
Alvokast 4 mg treat your child's asthma only if your child it takes a long time. It is important to continue to take Alvokast 4 mg as long as your doctor prescribes. This will help control your child's asthma . If you have questions regarding the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4 . POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Alvokast 4 mg can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them .
In clinical studies conducted with Alvokast 4 mg chewable tablets the most commonly reported side effects (occur in at least 1 out of 100 patients, or in at least one of the 10 treated patients) , are associated with Alvokast :
abdominal pain ;
Additional reported side effects in clinical studies Alvokast tablets 10 mg chewable tablets and 5 mg :
These are usually mild pain and occur more frequently in patients treated with Alvokast than with placebo (a pill containing no medication ) .
Additionally, since the drug is on the market , reported the following:
increased bleeding tendency ;
allergic reactions including rash, swelling of face, lips, tongue and / or throat that may cause difficulty breathing or swallowing;
behavioral changes or mood swings ( sleep disturbances , including nightmares , hallucinations, irritability , anxiety , restlessness, hyperactivity , incl. aggressive behavior , tremor , depression , difficulty sleeping, suicidal thoughts and actions of suicide ( in very rare cases) ;
dizziness , drowsiness , tingling / numbness , seizures ;
diarrhea, dry mouth, indigestion , nausea, vomiting ;
sores , itching, bruising, tender red lumps under the skin , usually on the shins (erythema nodosum ) ;
muscle or joint pain , muscle cramps ;
fatigue , malaise, swelling , fever .
In patients with asthma treated with montelukast, very rare cases a combination of symptoms of influenza-like illness , tingling or numbness of the hands and feet , worsening pulmonary symptoms and / or rash ( syndrome Churg - Stos / . Should tell your doctor if your child received one or more of these symptoms.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information about side effects. If any of the side effects gets serious , or if you notice any not listed in this leaflet , please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5 . HOW TO STORE ALVOKAST 4 mg
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the packaging. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Store in the original package to protect from light and moisture.
It should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste . Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of quantities. These measures will
help protect the environment.
6 . FURTHER INFORMATION
What does Alvokast 4 mg
The active ingredient is montelukast .
Each chewable tablet contains Alvokast 4 mg montelukast sodium equivalent to 4 mg of montelukast.
The other ingredients are: mannitol, microcrystalline cellulose , hypromellose ( E463 ), red iron oxide ( E172) Croscarmellose sodium, cherry flavor (consisting of : maltodextrin, gum arabic, anisaldehyde , benzalaldehid , cinnamaldehyde , vanillin , heliotropin , Ionones ) , aspartame (E951 ), and magnesium stearate.
Looks like Alvokast 4 mg and contents of the pack
Alvokast 4 mg chewable tablets are pink, oval and convex .
Blisters in pack sizes of : 10, 14, 28 tablets.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.