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My daughter who is 3 years 10 months of age these days gets frequent wheezing and had acute asthma attack 1 year 10 months before , now she is on regular dose of 4 Montair (Montelukast sodium ) On tablet daily , plus since July 2014 she is also needs  Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride syrup of 4 ml daily .
If my daughter is on these medicine for months together will it have some side effects ?
My daughter even has chronic urticaria ( Atopic dermatitis )
Montair has side effect of itching so I wanted to know we are using montair does it cause the itching ?

Dear Narsing,

There is no unacceptable problem with using levo-cetrizine daily. I do not think that itching is a major side-effect of montair, and you can continue it for a total of 3 months before asking her pediatrician to re-evaluate her.

Dr Taher


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Dr. Taher Kagalwala


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Indian Pediatrics, Indian Journal of Pediatrics, Toxicology Abstracts.

M.D., M.R.C.P.C.H. (U.K.), Ph. D. (U.S.A.) D.C.H.

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Gold Medallist in D.C.H., April, 1985
Highest aggregate marks in University of Mumbai, for M.D. ( Pediatrics ), October 1986.
Passed out with distinction from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, U.K. in 2015.

Past/Present Clients
1. Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (K.E.M. Hospital) 2. Private consulting practice. Worked as the Asst. Paediatrician and DNB Teacher at Masina Hospital. Also visiting Saifee Hospital, Mumbai. 3. Ministry of Health in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a Specialist Paediatrician. 4. Now with the NHS, UK as a Specialist Paediatric Registrar at Blackpool, Lancashire, UK.

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