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Rupatadine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on August 11, 2022
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Information about Rupatadine

Generic Name : Rupatadine
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Rupatadine are provided here.
Understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.
ICD Code : Y43.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Antihistamines

Trade Names/Brand Names of Rupatadine

India : 

International : 

Rupafin, Alergoliber, Rinialer, Pafinur, Rupax and Ralif

Why is Rupatadine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antihistamine, prescribed for allergic rhinitis and urticaria (hives). It blocks histamine action, which reduces allergy symptoms.


When should Rupatadine not be taken? (Contraindications)


What is the dosage of Rupatadine?

Adult: PO- Allergic rhinitis; Chronic idiopathic urticaria- The recommended dose is 10 mg once daily.

How should Rupatadine be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Rupatadine?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver impairment, elderly, children less than 12 years, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Rupatadine?

Headache, drowsiness, weakness, fatigue and dizziness.

What are the other precautions for Rupatadine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Rupatadine?

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.

Last Updated : August 11, 2022

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Fruits66, United States

I have had chronic hives for 8 months and have ordered rupatadine in the hopes that it will help better than the 11 meds/day I have been prescribed. I am now down to 5 atarax per day but usually the hives are there just not so itchy. Any experiences w/ this drug and hives would be appreciated. TY

Blanche54, United States

I have been taking Rupatadine for over two weeks and can't believe the difference in my sensitivity management and quality of life. I suffer from IgE responses, delayed reactions, immune complex responses and T-cell mediated reactions that cause severe vasculitis, as well as the usual allergic symptoms, and the medication has reduced my symptoms greatly. I purchase it through a Canadian pharmacy since it has not been approved by the FDA. It was developed and released as generic fifteen years ao, so no company can afford to sponsor it's review and approval by the FDA. We in America are missing out.

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