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Enokast 4 belongs to tướng the group of drugs acting on the respiratory tract, used in the treatment and prevention of bronchial asthma. Refer to tướng how to tướng use Enokast 4 through the article below to tướng better understand the use of the drug.
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1. What is Enokast 4?
Enokast 4 is prepared in the size of nuggets, with the main ingredient being Montelukast (as sodium montelukast) 4mg.
Montelukast is a leukotriene receptor blocker, which helps reduce inflammation and reduce airway constriction. In addition, the drug also relieves allergy symptoms such as sneezing, stuffy nose, runny nose.
Regular use of the medicine reduces wheezing, shortness of breath caused by asthma and reduces the number of asthma attacks. Use before exercise to tướng prevent respiratory depression during exercise, reducing the number of times a bronchospasm inhaler is needed.
2. What does Enokast 4 do?
Enokast 4 is used in the following cases.
Treatment and prevention of chronic asthma in adults and children 6 months of age and older, including prevention of daytime and nighttime asthma symptoms, aspirin-sensitive asthma, and bronchospasm due to tướng exertion. Seasonal allergic rhinitis for adults and children 2 years of age and older. Year-round allergic rhinitis for adults and children 6 months of age and older. Do not use Enokast 4 with people with a history of hypersensitivity to tướng Montelukast
3. Dosage and how to tướng use Enokast 4
The drug is to tướng be taken orally directly or mixed with a small amount of soft food or dissolved in a tablespoon of milk at room temperature. Dosage depends on each disease condition:
Treatment and prevention of chronic bronchial asthma:
Children from 6 months to tướng 5 years old: take 1 pack/day in the evening. Children from 6-14 years old: take 1.5 sachets/day in the evening. Adults and children > 15 years old: take 2.5 sachets/day in the evening. People with bronchospasm after exercise:
Children from 6-14 years old: 1.5 sachets/day, use 2 hours before strenuous activity.
Adults and children > 15 years: 2.5 sachets/day, 2 hours before strenuous activity.
The drug is taken in the morning or evening to tướng relieve symptoms of allergic rhinitis
Seasonal allergic rhinitis:
Children aged 2-5 years: take 1 pack/day. Children from 6-14 years old: take 1.5 sachets/day. Adults and children over 15 years old: take 2.5 sachets/day. All year round allergic rhinitis:
Children from 6 months to tướng 5 years old: take 1 pack/day. Children from 6-14 years old: take 1.5 sachets/day. Adults and children over 15 years old: take 2.5 sachets/day. People with both asthma and allergic rhinitis: Use Montelukast 4mg/day in the evening, dose depending on age.
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4. Side effects of the drug Enokast 4
When using Enokast 4, you may experience some of the following undesirable effects:
Abnormal vaginal bleeding, flow, profuse or drip (this phenomenon usually subsides with continued treatment), loss of menstruation, vaginal discharge disorder, breast tenderness, enlargement, pain. Digestive disorders: anorexia, nausea, vomiting, bloating, abdominal pain. Rash, itchy skin, urticaria, acne, eczema, erythema nodosum, hirsutism or hair loss Headache, dizziness, fatigue, anxiety, depression. Other side effects include palpitations, edema, cramps, increased appetite, altered sexual arousal, visual disturbances, and hypersensitivity reactions. When using Enokast 4, if the patient experiences any serious side effects, stop taking the drug and liên hệ the treating doctor or medical facility for timely treatment.
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5. Interaction with Enokast 4
When using the combination of Enokast 4 may interact with some of the following drugs:
montelukast should not be used with aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Serum concentrations of Montelukast may be increased when combined with Gemfibrozil. Serum concentrations of Montelukast may be reduced when combined with Lumacaftor. Combination with Loxapine may reduce the therapeutic effect of Montelukast
6. Notes and cautions when using Enokast 4
When using Enokast 4, it is necessary to tướng be careful about the following issues:
The drug should not be used in the treatment of acute asthma attacks. The dose of inhaled corticosteroids may be tapered gradually under the guidance of a physician, but vì thế not abruptly discontinue oral or inhaled corticosteroids in favor of montelukast. If Montelukast is used to tướng prevent breathing problems during exercise, it should be taken at least 2 hours before exercise and not more than thở 1 dose in 24 hours. In case the patient is taking medication to tướng treat asthma or allergies, vì thế not use it before exercise to tướng avoid the risk of side effects due to tướng overdose. Using drugs during pregnancy can cause miscarriage, teratogenicity, fetal malformation... to tướng any stage of pregnancy development, especially the first 3 months of pregnancy. Therefore, the drug should not be used by pregnant women. The drug can be excreted in breast milk, should not be used by people who are breastfeeding. Use caution when driving or operating machinery while taking the drug. In addition to tướng the above information, if you have any questions about Enokast 4, you can liên hệ your doctor for advice and answers.
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