Ebastine

Description

Ebastine is an effective anti-allergic medicine used to relieve the symptoms caused by allergic reactions such as hay fever or urticaria (hives). The symptoms may include sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, skin rashes, redness of the eyes, etc.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Ebastine

  • Headache
  • Dry mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Nosebleed
  • Weakness

Uses of Ebastine

What is it prescribed for?

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Urticaria
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 3 hours of administration of the dose.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine based on your clinical condition.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to ebastine or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine based on your clinical condition.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Drowsiness and Sleepiness

This medicine usually does not cause symptoms such as dizziness, drowsiness, sleepiness, etc. However, the risk of these symptoms is increased if the patient is receiving other sedative medicines or if the patient consumes alcohol during treatment with this medicine. If you experience any of these symptoms, you are advised to avoid activities such as driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery.

QT prolongation

This medicine should be used with caution in patients susceptible to QT prolongation due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases.

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause undesired side effects. It is advised that you report to the doctor all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Ondansetron

Cetirizine

Erythromycin

Ketoconazole

Chlorpheniramine

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Renal Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or package insert and take/administer this medicine exactly as directed. Do not take/administer larger or smaller quantities than prescribed. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by reducing the concentration of certain chemical substances in the body (histamines) which are responsible for causing allergic reactions.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Antihistamines

Schedule

Schedule H

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Information on this page was last updated on 27 Aug 2018

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