Trade Names/Brand Names :
Alastina, Aleva, Bactil, Clever, Durfin, Ebast, Ebastel Forte, Ebastel OD, Ebastel, Ebastin Aristo, Ebastina Acost, Ebastina Alter, Ebastina Cinfa, Ebastina Davur, Ebastina Merck, Ebastina Normon, Ebastina Sandoz, Ebastina Stada, Ebastina Toll Pharma, Erostin-DC , Estivan, Evastel, Kestin, Kestinlyo, Kestine, Ketamine , Rinobactil
Why it is prescribed :
This medication is a non-sedating antihistamine, prescribed for allergic conditions. It blocks histamine action, which reduces allergy symptoms.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Category B :
Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.
Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications):
Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 10-20 mg once daily.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
Warnings and Precautions :
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver and kidney impairment, QT interval prolongation, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Side Effects :
Headache, dry mouth, drowsiness, inflammation of pharynx/nose/sinus, abdominal pain, indigestion, weakness, nosebleed, nausea and sleeplessness.
Other Precautions :
Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions :
Oral: Store it at controlled room temperature (25°C).