Ebastine is a non-sedating H1 antihistamine that does not penetrate the blood-brain barrier. This means that the H1 receptor is blocked & does not cause drowsiness or sedation. The drug is used to treat allergic rhinitis and chronic idiopathic urticarial.
The drug is available as tablets, fast dissolving tablets and suspension.
Take Ebastine as prescribed by your Doctor.
It can be taken with or without food.
The recommended dosage is 10- 20 mg once a day depending on the severity of symptoms.
Take it at the same time daily for greater efficacy.
Do not exceed the recommended dosage. If symptoms persist, seek emergency medical attention.
Keep Ebastine in the container it came in, tightly closed and out of reach of children. Store below 25°C and away from excess heat and moisture.
Common side effects include headache, dry mouth, drowsiness, pharyngitis (inflammation of pharynx), abdominal pain, dyspepsia, asthenia, epistaxis, rhinitis, sinusitis, nausea, insomnia.
Inform your physician if you are taking ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox),, clarithromycin (Biaxin) or Erythromycin as they may cause adverse reactions. Patients with weak livers or hepatic impairment, renal insufficiency should inform their physicians before taking Ebastine.
Do not take Ebastine with Alcohol. It may increase the sedative effects of alcohol.
Though Ebastine is considered a non- sedative drug, some people may experience drowsiness.
Pregnant & lactating women must not take Ebastine without consulting their doctors.
The information given above on the Ebastine serves as an informational resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.