I regularly use Montair-LC for seasonal colds. Can you suggest some alternative treatments?

Q. Is there an alternative to taking Montair-LC on a daily basis to treat seasonal colds?

Answered by
Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 23, 2023 and last reviewed on: Jul 21, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am suffering from an allergic cold around the year. When I take the Montair-LC tablet it gives me relief for two days. So I take it once in two days. The nasal drops Nazomac-F and inhaler Formonide 200 prescribed by some doctors are not effective for me. So I am taking Montair-LC tablet at present on a regular basis. Do you have any other course of treatment to suggest? Kindly help.



Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. It is important to note that taking Montair-LC (Montelukast and Levocetirizine) on a regular basis without consulting with a doctor may not be safe, as it can cause side effects such as headache, dizziness, and nausea. There are several other options you can consider for treating allergic cold symptoms: Allergy testing: Allergy testing can help identify the specific allergens that are causing your symptoms. Once you know what you are allergic to, you can take steps to avoid those allergens or receive immunotherapy (such as allergy shots) to desensitize your body to them. Nasal corticosteroids: Nasal corticosteroids, such as Flonase (Fluticasone propionate) or Nasacort (Triamcinolone acetonide), can help reduce inflammation in the nasal passages and relieve allergy symptoms. Antihistamines: Antihistamines like Claritin (Loratadine) or Zyrtec (Cetirizine) can aid in preventing the production of histamine, which causes allergy symptoms. Another great choice is Fexofenadine. Decongestants: Decongestants, such as Sudafed (Pseudoephedrine), , can help relieve nasal congestion, but should not be used for more than a few days as they can cause rebound congestion. Saline nasal irrigation: Saline nasal irrigation can help clear out mucus and allergens from the nasal passages. However, please consult a physician, discuss with them, and start taking the medications with their consent. I hope this helps. Thank you and take care.

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