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Lecope - Uses - Dosages - Side Effects - Precautions

Lecope: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

What is Lecope?

Lecope is an anti-allergic drug-containing levocetirizine and montelukast. Unlike other antihistamine drugs, Lecope Tablet is a non-drowsy antihistamine as they are less likely to make you feel sleepy than other antihistamines. A chemical messenger called histamine is blocked, which is associated with allergic reactions. Lecope Tablet  is used to treat hay fever (an allergy caused by pollen or dust), eczema (dermatitis), conjunctivitis (red, itchy eye), hives (red, raised patches or dots, insect bites, and stings and food allergies

What Are the uses of Lecope?

  • Used primarily to treat allergic reactions of any kind both seasonal and perennial ones
  • Hay fever
  • To treat dust allergies
  • Hives 
  • Pet allergies (perennial allergic rhinitis)
  • Urticaria (swelling, redness, and itchiness of the skin)
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What Are the Side Effects of Lecope?

Some side effects of Lecope tablets include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Decreased appetite
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Cold-like symptoms of the nose
  • Itching or a rash
  • Stomach pain
  • Feeling agitated

If the side effects  occur while taking Lecope Tablet, contact our medical experts.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Lecope

1. Can I take Lecope m twice a day?

Lecope, an antihistamine tablet, has to be taken once a day, mostly in the evening or night as it may cause slight drowsiness. It can be taken twice a day only if your doctor prescribes it.

2. Can sugar patients have Lecope tablets?

No, Lecope cannot be taken by diabetic patients. Doctors must be consulted before taking Lecope tablets to avoid complications and side effects.

3. Can we take Lecope and cefpodoxime proxetil together?

Cefpodoxime proxetil is an antibiotic used for treating a wide variety of bacterial infections. When cefpodoxime is taken with an anti-allergic tablet-like Lecope absorption of antibiotic is decreased. Lecope being an H2 blocker decreases the number of antibiotic molecules that enter your bloodstream and the effect is reduced. Hence lecope and cefpodoxime proxetil cannot be taken together

4. Can we use Lecope syrup for a 3-year child?

Yes, Lecope syrup can be used for a 3-year-old. But the FDA does not permit giving medicines containing anti-allergy medicine like Lecope to children under 2 years. The FDA suggests that it might cause side effects such as convulsions and rapid heartbeat.

5. Does Lecope cause sleepiness?

Lecope being an anti-allergic medication gives instant relief from the allergic condition. Unlike other allergy medications, Lecope is comparatively less-drowsy than other anti-allergic medications. But some people may induce sleep. Due to this, doctors recommend taking a Lecope in the evening or at night.

6. Does the Lecope contain sulfur?

Lecope is a combination medication containing levocetirizine and montelukast. Levocetirizine blocks H1 receptors competing with allergy-causing compound histamine, and montelukast is a leukotriene antagonist (another chemical messenger) and reduces inflammation.

The chemical formula of montelukast is C35H36CL NO3 S. and the levocetirizine chemical formula is C21H25CIN.2O3, indicating the presence of sulfur in montelukast.

7. Is it safe to take Lecope during menstruation?

Lecope, an antihistamine, does not affect menstruation. If you should visit a doctor for consultation, doctors should be informed that you are on periods. Some women take allergic tablets to relieve pain. But taking these medications can worsen menstrual cramps.

8. Is Lecope-m an antibiotic?

No, Lecope-m is not an antibiotic. It is an antihistamine drug that prevents seasonal and perennial allergies. It cannot inhibit or suppress the growth of microorganisms as an antibiotic does.

9. Is Lecope a steroid?

No, Lecope is not a steroid. It is an anti-allergic drug (antihistamine) containing a combination of two anti-allergy drugs, montelukast, and levocetirizine. Levocetirizine blocks histamines (a chemical involved in allergy reactions). Lecope does not exhibit any steroidal properties.

10. When should I take the Lecope M tablet?

A Lecope M tablet should be taken as directed by your physician. The exact dosage and duration of this medication should be followed as prescribed. It can be taken with or without food and must be swallowed with a glass of water. Doctors generally prescribe it to be taken at bedtime.

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