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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Can Montek LC be taken daily?

Hi I used to have cough for more than 6-7 months ,ears used to get blocked , sometimes throat infection was there uneasiness while breathing for this I have visited 3-4 doctors , they gave medicines .the medicines worked for few days & then again the same symptoms .At last one doctor asked me to take montek lc tablets for 20days .when I took the tablets I was fine there was no coughing .when I stopped that medicine I get cough with burning now am again using it.For how long can I take this medicine ? Is it safe for me to take daily?
Tue, 8 May 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Montelukast should be considered to take for around 3-4 weeks period till the acute allergy symptoms are controlled. Later on, it should be used as and when required only, not on regular basis.

Instead of that , you must focus on avoiding the triggering factors as pollen, passive smoke and others.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Purva Patel
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