RinoSolvin contains a combination of two medications Montelukast sodium and Levocetirizine Hydrochloride and provides a comprehensive range for the management of allergic rhinitis and asthma. Montelukast is helpful for preventing shortness of breath and wheezing due to asthma. It is also used to decrease the number of asthma attacks. Montelukast is also used for preventing bronchospasms. It helps reduce the need for frequent use of a rescue inhaler. Symptoms of allergic rhinitis like sneezing, running or stuffy nose can also be relieved with the help of this medication. Montelukast works by blocking certain natural substances which are known as leukotrienes that may cause allergies and asthma. It enables easier breathing by reducing inflammation in the airways.
RinoSolvin also contains Levocetirizine which works as an anti-histamine for relieving allergy symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, itchy and watery eyes. It also provides relief for patients affected by hives and itching. Levocetirizine blocks histamines which are natural substances that your body makes during an allergic reaction.
RinoSolvin is manufactured by IPCA Laboratories Ltd., a fully-integrated Indian pharmaceutical company manufacturing over 350 formulations and 80 APIs for various therapeutic segments. The company is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of over a dozen APIs. IPCA is a therapy leader in India for anti-malarial medications and also leads in DMARDs (Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs) for rheumatoid arthritis.
Your doctor has recommended RinoSolvin as you may be suffering from Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis.
Asthma, also known as bronchial asthma is a condition in which the patient’s airways swell, narrow up and produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Tests to detect Asthma include lung function or pulmonary function tests, Spirometry, Chest X-rays, CT scan and arterial blood gas analysis.
Asthma medicines are prescribed for quick-relief to relax your airways and to allow more air into your lungs. They are recommended during an asthma attack to quickly stop wheezing. Long-term medicines are also given to help alleviate asthma symptoms.
Allergic Rhinitis or hay fever causes cold-like signs and symptoms such as a runny nose, itchy eyes, congestion, sneezing, allergic conjunctivitis and sinus pressure. It is caused by an allergic response to outdoor or indoor allergens such as pollen, dust mites or tiny flecks of skin and saliva shed by cats, dogs and other animals with fur or even from feathers.
Medications for hay fever include nasal corticosteroids, antihistamines, decongestants, allergy shots (immunotherapy) and rinsing of sinuses.
Perennial allergic rhinitis is a chronic allergic condition that causes nasal congestion and a runny nose. The most common cause of perennial allergic rhinitis are dust mites and pet dander from cats and dogs. It can also be caused by any allergy that is present year round.
To treat perennial allergic rhinitis, using a dehumidifier is recommended especially if you are allergic to dust mites. Other actions suggested are getting rid of pets or limiting their access to bedrooms, regular and deep cleaning, dry cleaning or replacing carpets at home. Patients are recommended medications including antihistamines for controlling allergy symptoms and if required, immunotherapy.
As directed by your Physician
As directed by your Physician
Adverse Reactions/ Side Effects
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Rinosolvin Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious.
Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away:
Elevated levels of liver enzymes
Mood related changes
Rinosolvin Tablet may also cause side-effects not listed here.
Warnings and Precautions
Before using Rinosolvin Tablet, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below:
Do not drive or operate heavy machinery
Not recommended for prevention of exercise induced bronchospasm
Not recommended in patients who are taking asthma medications
Suffer from epilepsy or fits or kidney failure
Take this drug at bedtime
Hypersensitivity to Rinosolvin Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Rinosolvin Tablet should not be used if you have the following conditions:
Children below the age of six years
Severe renal impairment
If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Rinosolvin Tablet may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions.
Rinosolvin Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:
Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Rinosolvin Tablet.