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Molecule Description

Ebastine belongs to an antihistaminic class of medicines with low potential to cause effects on the central nervous system like drowsiness and is used to treat allergy.

Uses of Ebastine

  • Allergic rhinitis (inflammation in the nose that occurs when the immune system of the body overreacts to allergens in the air)
  • Long term hives (urticaria)

Contraindications of Ebastine

When should one not use Ebastine

  • If you are allergic to this medicine
  • If you are suffering from cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat)

Side effects of Ebastine

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Nausea
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Nose bleed
  • Weakness
  • Indigestion

Precautions and Warnings of Ebastine


Can I take Ebastine during pregnancy?
You should not take this medicine during pregnancy unless specifically prescribed by your doctor. It is because the safety of this medicine for use during pregnancy has not been established.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Ebastine while breastfeeding?
It is probably unsafe to take this medicine if you are breastfeeding because no specific information is available on the safety of this medicine.


Can I drive if I have consumed Ebastine?
Do not drive if you experience drowsiness after taking this medicine.


Can I consume alcohol with Ebastine?
Avoid alcohol intake with Ebastine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You face any discomfort after taking this medicine
  • You are taking any other medicine or herbal supplements
  • History of allergy to any medicine or food

Mode of Action of Ebastine

How Does It Work?

Ebastine works by inhibiting the H1 receptor that is mainly responsible for allergic responses like hives (skin rash triggered by a reaction).

Interactions of Ebastine

Interactions with other medicines

  • Ketoconazole
  • Erythromycin

Interactions with food items

No information is available on interactions of Ebastine when taken with food, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further details.

Dietary Restrictions of Ebastine

Follow diet restrictions as advised by your doctor if found allergic to any food.

Dosage of Ebastine


The symptoms of Ebastine overdose include increased heart rate, abnormal behaviour, headache, dizziness, oliguria low urine output), and gastrointestinal disorders. Consult your doctor immediately if you happen to take an overdose of this medicine.
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Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose, take it as early as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for a missed one.
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Content Details


Dr. Abhishek B L

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Ebastine?

A: Give a detailed account of your medical and surgical history to your physician. Also, mention to your doctor all the prescription and non-prescription medicines, herbal preparations and nutritional supplements that you may be taking before starting this medication.

Q: Is this medicine addictive?

A: No, this medicine does not cause any addiction. It should be taken as prescribed by your doctor.
Last Updated on: 05 Oct 2020 | 10:47 PM (IST)

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