Ebastine is used to relieve symptoms of allergic rhinitis such as a runny or st
uffy nose, sneezing, red, itchy, and watery eyes which may be seasonal or non-seasonal. Ebastine belongs to a class of medicines called an antihistamine. It is available in the form of a tablet, suspension. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from, before starting ebastine.
Uses of Ebastine
- Ebastine is used to provide symptomatic relief in symptoms like runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, red, itchy, and watery eyes, hay fever associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis and perennial allergy rhinitis (that lasts for long term)....
- It also provides relief in long term hives (urticaria)
Contraindications of Ebastine
When should one not use Ebastine
If you are allergic to ebastine or similar medicines.
Side effects of Ebastine
Common side effects of this drug are:
- Dry mouth
Precautions and Warnings of Ebastine
Can I take ebastine during pregnancy?
Ebastine is not recommended during pregnancy as there is limited information about the effects of this medicine during pregnancy. However, your doctor may prescribe you this medicine if it has more advantages than risks.
Can I take ebastine while breastfeeding?
Consult with your doctor before taking ebastine while breastfeeding as limited safety data is available.
Can I drive if I have taken ebastine?
Avoid driving if you experience drowsiness after taking ebastine.
Can I consume alcohol with ebastine?
Avoid consuming alcohol with ebastine, as it may worsen the side effects.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are suffering from a severe liver problem
- You are already taking certain antibiotics to treat fungal infections
- Ebastine should not be given to children below 12 years old
Mode of Action of Ebastine
How Does It Work?
Ebastine works by inhibiting the action of histamine, a natural substance produced by the body during an allergic reaction and improves allergic symptoms like watery eyes, throat irritation, sneezing, nasal congestion....
Interactions of Ebastine
Interactions with other medicines
- Some medicines can affect the way ebastine works, or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
- Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
- Especially if you are taking medicines to treat tuberculosis or are taking antibiotics, antifungals.
- Concomitant use of ebastine along with clarithromycin (antibiotic) should be avoided.
Dr. Nikita Toshi
BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)
Dr. Ritu Budania
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: In which all dosage forms is ebastine available?
A: Ebastine is available in the form of a tablet, suspension.
Q: What is ebastine used for?
A: Ebastine is used to provide symptomatic relief in symptoms like runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, red, itchy, and watery eyes, hay fever associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis and perennial allergy rhinitis (that lasts for long term). It also provides relief in long term hives (urticaria)
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