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By Medicover Hospitals / 26 April 2021
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Ebastine

  • Ebastine is being researched as a cure for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). This medication is used for the treatment of Urticaria. It is a non-sedating H1 antihistamine. Since it does not penetrate the blood-brain barrier, it can effectively block the H1 receptor in peripheral tissue while causing no core side effects.
    1. Ebastine Uses
    2. Ebastine Side effects
    3. Precautions
    4. Dosage
    5. Interactions
    6. Warnings
    7. Storage
    8. Ebastine vs Zyrtec
    9. Frequently Asked Questions
    10. Citations

    Ebastine Uses

  • Ebastine is an anti-allergic medication that helps to alleviate the effects of allergic reactions including hay fever and urticaria (hives). Sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, skin rashes, redness of the eyes, and other symptoms can be cured. It is a piperidine derivative that binds preferentially to peripheral H1 receptors and is a long-acting, non sedating second-generation histamine receptor antagonist. It is metabolised to carebastine, an active metabolite. It reduces histamine-induced bronchoconstriction and has antihistaminic and antiallergic properties. It does not have sedative or antimuscarinic properties.
  • Side Effects

  • Some of the common and major side effects of Ebastine are:
    • Nausea
    • Drowsiness
    • Dry mouth
    • Nose bleed
    • Weakness
    • Indigestion
    • Sleepiness
    • Headache
    • Drowsiness
    • Abdominal pain
    • Pharyngitis
    • Dyspepsia
    • Asthenia
    • Sinusitis
  • Ebastine can cause some serious side effects and can lead to some serious health problems. Talk with your doctor if you are having any serious problems.
  • Precautions

  • Before using Ebastine talk with your doctor if you are allergic to it or any other medications related to it. The drug may contain some inactive ingredients which will cause serious allergic reactions or some other serious problems. Before using the drug talk with your doctor if you are having any medical history such as rash, itching, shortness of breath, renal and hepatic impairment.
  • How to use Ebastine?

  • Always follow your doctor's instructions when taking Ebastine Orodispersible Tablets. One 10mg tablet is usually taken once a day. The dosage can be increased to two 10mg tablets once a day in extreme cases. It should be taken regardless of food or meal. Children under the age of 12 should not take this drug unless a doctor has recommended it. Despite the fact that Ebastine is a non-sedative antihistamine, it is likely that a small percentage of people who take it would feel drowsy.
  • Missed Dose

  • If you forget to take a dose, avoid it as soon as you remember. If its time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your daily dosing schedule. To make up for a missed dose, do not take a double dose of medication.
  • Overdose

  • Increased heart rate, irregular behaviour, headache, dizziness, oliguria (low urine output), and gastrointestinal problems are all signs of Ebastine overdose. If you take an overdose of this medication, contact your doctor right away.
  • Interactions

  • Drug interactions can cause Ebastine to function differently or it can put you at risk for severe adverse effects. Keep a record of all the medications that you use (including prescription and nonprescription medications, as well as herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not begin, stop, or adjust the dosage of any medications without first consulting your doctor.
  • Warnings for Serious Health Conditions

  • Pregnancy & Breastfeeding:
  • Pregnant women should not take this drug unless it’s necessary. Before taking this drug, talk to your doctor about all the complications and benefits. Based on your health condition, your doctor can recommend alternative medicine.
  • This drug can pass into the breastmilk and can cause some serious problems to the newborn infant. Before taking the drugs, talk with your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
  • Storage

  • Direct contact with heat, air and light may damage your medicines. Exposure to medicine may cause some harmful effects. The medicine must be kept in a safe place and out of children’s reach.
  • Mainly the drug should be kept at room temperature between 68ºF and 77ºF (20ºC and 25ºC).
  • Ebastine vs Zyrtec

    Ebastine
    Zyrtec
    Ebastine is being researched as a cure for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). This medication is used for the treatment of Urticaria. Zyrtec tablets belong to a category of pharmaceutical products known as antihistamines. It is used to treat a number of allergic disorders.
    It is a piperidine derivative that binds preferentially to peripheral H1 receptors and is a long-acting, non sedating second-generation histamine receptor antagonist. It works by blocking a certain natural substance (histamine) that is produced by your body during an allergic reaction.
    Some of the common and major side effects of Ebastine are:
    • Nausea
    • Drowsiness
    • Dry mouth
    • Nose bleed
    • Weakness
    • Indigestion
    Some of the common and major side effects of Zyrtec are:
    • Fast or pounding heartbeat
    • Weakness
    • Tremors
    • Shaking
    • Sleep problems
    • Insomnia
    • Restlessness

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Ebastine is an anti-allergic medication that helps to alleviate the effects of allergic reactions including hay fever and urticaria (hives). Sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, skin rashes, redness of the eyes, and other symptoms can be cured.
    Some of the common and major side effects of Ebastine are:
    • Nausea
    • Drowsiness
    • Dry mouth
    • Nose bleed
    • Weakness
    • Indigestion
    In the treatment of allergic rhinitis and chronic idiopathic urticaria, ebastine appears to be a safe, effective, and well-tolerated second-generation antihistamine.
    Always follow your doctor's instructions when taking Ebastine Orodispersible Tablets. One 10mg tablet is usually taken once a day. The dosage can be increased to two 10mg tablets once a day in extreme cases.
    There is a scarcity of information on the use of ebastine in pregnant women. In terms of reproductive toxicity, animal studies show no overt or indirect adverse effects. It is preferable to stop using ebastine during pregnancy as a precautionary measure.

    Citations:

  • Ebastine, https://link.springer.com/article/10.2165/00003495-199651020-00006
  • Ebastine during pregnancy, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jdv.16415