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Prustat Tablet

Manufactured byAlkem Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsBepotastine
Description

Bepotastine, the primary ingredient of Prustat Tablet, is available as an oral tablet and an ophthalmic solution (eye drops). The oral form of this medicine is used to relieve the symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, sore throat, etc. caused by allergies. The ophthalmic form (eye drops) of this medicine is used to treat eye irritation or itching of the eyes due to allergic conjunctivitis, a seasonal allergic disease affecting the eye.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Prustat Tablet

Bepostar Tablet
Zydus Cadila

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Prustat Tablet

  • Headache
  • Mild taste disturbances
  • Skin rash
  • Redness of the eye

Uses of Prustat Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Allergic conjunctivitis
  • Allergic rhinitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    For the oral forms, the amount of time required by this medicine to show its action is not clinically established. For the eye drops, the effect of this medicine can be observed within 3 to 10 minutes.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to bepotastine 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 absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/using this medicine.
General warnings

Use in Children

Ophthalmic use (Eye Drops): This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 2 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established. Oral Use: This medicine is not recommended for use in children unless specifically prescribed by the doctor. Your doctor will determine the risks and benefits associated with the use of this medicine before prescribing it.

Contact lenses

Eye drops: The contact lenses should be removed prior to the administration of the eye drops and can be reinserted 15 minutes post administration.

Liver diseases

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.

Kidney diseases

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.

Missed Dose

Oral forms: The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose. Ophthalmic solution: Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

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
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Oral forms: Take this medicine exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any severe side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor. Ophthalmic solution (Eye Drops): Use this medicine exactly as prescribed. Do not administer in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course 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

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants, Antihistamines, Anti-allergic agent

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Accessdata.fda.gov. 2018 [cited 20 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2009/022288lbl.pdf

Bepotastine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 20 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB04890

Bepotastine Ophthalmic: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2018 [cited 20 September 2018]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a610012.html

DailyMed [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 20 September 2018]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=68bbf6a0-c4b5-47c1-8a1c-08220fbdbce6

Oral bepotastine: in allergic disorders. - PubMed - NCBI [Internet]. Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 20 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20687621
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