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Question :
Posted On : 03 Nov 2020
What is the duration of Levocetirizine and Montelukast treatment in allergic rhinitis?
Is the combination of Levocetirizine and Montelukast rational?
Expert Answer :
- Levocetirizine is 2nd generation antihistamine. 30 percent will cross the blood-brain barrier. Can be used as long as symptoms {Rhinorrhea, Sneezing, itching} persist. Does not help in obstructive rhinitis.
- Montelukast is beneficial for united airway inflammation from Leukotrieve pathway apart from steroid dependent pathways. Preferable in underline wheezers add on to steroids and exercise induced asthma. Duration as long as asthma is controlled very well and to reduced steroid dose.
- Combination of Levocetirizine and Montelukast not been rationalized
Answer Discussion :
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