Ebastine 10/20mg, Indication, Dosage and Side Effects

Ebastine is an anti-histaminic medicine that is being used to treat allergic rhinitis, chronic urticaria, and common allergies. These allergies include runny nose, skin rashes, watery eyes, insect bites, itching, hives, and fever. Ebastine came in 10mg and 20mg. It is second-generation anti-histamine medicine also being used to treat seasonal and perennial allergies. The formula of Ebastine is C32H39NO2.

It is commercialized under different brands, such as Ebatin, Ebast, Ebet, Kestine EstivanLYO etc.

There has been researched done on “ Ebastine in allergic rhinitis and chronic idiopathic urticaria” and its finding suggests that, using 20mg Ebastine once daily improved allergic rhinitis as compared to using 10mg once daily. Secondly, Ebastine has well-tolerated in condition likes psychomotor performance, cognitive functions, heart disease, and cardiovascular function.

Dosage

You can take Ebastine 10mg or 20mg with or without food once daily. There has been researched done on “Ebastine 10mg vs Loratadine 10mg in the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis”. 565 patients have been testing randomize ages 12-70 years. They have given Ebastine 10mg and Loratadine 10mg to these random people for 4 weeks and patients been observed morning and evening. They also observed few symptoms associated with allergic rhinitides, such as nasal discharge, sneezing, congestion, itching, and watery eyes, etc. The results have shown that Ebastine 10mg produces significantly superior to Loratadine 10mg.

From the research, it has been concluded that Ebastine 20mg and 10mg doses are both effective and best doses for the treatment of allergic rhinitis. Dosage for patients above 12 years 10mg Ebastine once daily while for more than 18 years Ebastine 20mg once daily. 

Side Effects of Ebastine

Apart from its benefits, it has also some common and adverse effects, which include excitement, dry mouth, diarrhea, drowsiness, constipation, headache, asthenia, abdominal pain or discomfort, nausea, and nosebleed, etc.

 Warnings              

Do not operate any machinery because Ebastine may cause drowsiness. Liver impairment and renal impairment patients should consult their physician before taking Ebastine. Also do not give Ebastine to children below 10 years.

Contraindication

Do not use Ebastine in conditions like diarrhea or if you are hypersensitive to anti-histaminic medicine.

Pregnancy and Lactation

Ebastine should not be used in pregnancy and lactation mothers. Consult your physician before taking Ebastine in pregnancy and lactation. 

Frequently Asked Question

What is Ebastine and Its Uses?

Ebastine is an antihistamine medicine, which is being used to treat allergic rhinitis.

What is the Dosage of Ebastine?

The recommended dose for 12-18 years is 10mg once daily, while for adults 10-20mg once daily.

When Not to be Taken?

Do not take Ebastine, if you are allergic to anti-histamine medicine or patients with a history of kidney impairment and liver transplant patients should consult their physician before taking Ebastine.  

What are the Side Effects of Ebastine?

Excitement

Dry mouth

Diarrhea

Drowsiness

 Constipation

Headache

Asthenia

Can I use Ebastine without a Doctor’s Prescription?

Yes, you can use Ebastine for allergic rhinitis without a doctor’s prescription, if you have no other disease except allergic rhinitis. Better to consult your physician before taking Ebastine 10mg and 20mg.