Bilaxten

Bilaxten Drug Interactions

bilastine

Manufacturer:

A. Menarini

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma

Marketer:

A. Menarini
Full Prescribing Info
Drug Interactions
Interaction with food: Food significantly reduces the oral bioavailability of bilastine by 30%.
Interaction with grapefruit juice: concomitant intake of bilastine 20 mg and grapefruit juice decreased bilastine bioavailability by 30%. This effect may also apply to other fruit juices. The degree of bioavailability decrease may vary between producers and fruits. The mechanism for this interaction is an inhibition of OATP1A2, an uptake transporter for which bilastine is a substrate (see Pharmacology: Pharmacokinetics under Actions). Medicinal products that are substrates or inhibitors of OATP1A2, such as ritonavir or rifampicin, may likewise have the potential to decrease plasma concentrations of bilastine.
Interaction with ketoconazole or erythromycin: Concomitant intake of bilastine and ketoconazole or erythromycin increased bilastine AUC 2-fold and Cmax 2-3 fold. These changes can be explained by interaction with intestinal efflux transporters, since Bilastine is substrate for P-gp and not metabolised (see Pharmacology: Pharmacokinetics under Actions).
These changes do not appear to affect the safety profile of Bilastine and ketoconazole or erythromycin, respectively. Other medicinal products that are substrates or inhibitors of P-gp, such as cyclosporine, may likewise have the potential to increase plasma concentrations of bilastine.
Interaction with diltiazem: Concomitant intake of bilastine 20 mg and diltiazem 60 mg increased Cmax of bilastine by 50%. This effect can be explained by interaction with intestinal efflux transporters (see Pharmacology: Pharmacokinetics under Actions), and does not appear to affect the safety profile of bilastine.
Interaction with alcohol: The psychomotor performance after concomitant intake of alcohol and 20 mg bilastine was similar to that observed after intake of alcohol and placebo.
Interaction with lorazepam: Concomitant intake of bilastine 20 mg and lorazepam 3 mg for 8 days did not potentiate the depressant CNS effects of lorazepam.
Paediatric population: Interaction studies have only been performed in adults. Extent of interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction is expected to be similar in paediatric population from 12 to 17 years of age.
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