Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
191 Doctors are Online

Asthma since childhood, using inhaler. Taking montair lc. Is the medicine safe & what are preventives of asthma?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2003
Answered : 588 Questions
Hi whats the best time to take montair lc? I am asthmatic and have been advised by my Dr to take the drug for 15 days? I am 19...Is it safe to take it.Does it have any side effects? I have been taking it from last few yrs on and off whenever theres change of season.I have been asthmatic from childhood and use an inhaler.What are the preventives of asthma? what should one do incase of severe attack?
Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 in Asthma and Allergy
Answered by Dr. Gyanshankar Mishra 2 hours later

Thanks for posting the query on XXXXXXX

After going through your query, I would like to comment the following:

1. Montair LC needs to be taken at bed time in the night since it has levocetrizine in it which has some sedative side effect.

2. Yes you should take this drug at minimum for 15 days and then under guidance from your treating doctor, it can be replaced by Tb montair.

3. When you take it for 15 days , no major side effects are expected at your age.

4. Since you are having symptoms from childhood, you should get yourself evaluated by a Pulmonologist and get your treatment optimised. Investigations like chest xray, pulmonary function tests and serum IgE levels will help titrate your treatment accordingly.

5. For prevention of asthma some of the common measures advocated are:
a. avoid dusty environment or any sort of sort exposure like during cleaning of house or white washing of house.
b. Do a regular pest control of your home every 3 months.
c. If carpets are used in house then regular vacuum clean them.
d. Regular cleaning of all your linens.
e. Avoid spicy food/ cold food / carbonated cold drinks.
f. Avoid taking too any stress on you.
g. Prior to a heavy physical activity you can take one puff of your reliever inhaler. (Now a days doctots prescribe single maintenance and reliever therapy- SMART therapy. Please consult your doctor regarding this.)
h. Avoid pets as far as possible.
i. Always carry the reliever inhaler with you.
j. Please use over the counter medications with caution.
k. Stay away from anyone smoking cigarettes.
l. Please buy a peak flow meter and monitor your readings at home (please consult your physician regarding this).

6. In case of a severe attack, you can take 3 to 4 puffs of your reliever inhaler via a spacer. You need to sit down and rest. Also please continue the other treatment medicines as advised by your doctor. If it is not controlled by this then you may need to visit the nearest available doctor.

Also you can read some articles about asthma at my blog:

I hope I have answered your query. I will be glad to answer follow up queries if any.
Please accept my answer if you have no follow up queries.


Dr. Gyanshankar Mishra
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Allergist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor