Ebastine - oral


Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Ebastine helps relieve symptoms of allergy, such as runny nose, itch, watery eyes, and sneezing.

This medicine may also be used to relieve hives and itchy rash.
How do I take this medicine?
Take Ebastine exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by the doctor.

You may take this medicine with or without food. Try to take it at the same time each day.

Ebastine is available as a conventional tablet and a dispersible tablet.

If you are taking the conventional tablet, swallow it whole with a small amount of water.

If you are taking the dispersible tablet, dissolve it in at least 5 mL of water. Stir to disperse the tablet evenly in the water then drink the solution immediately.

You may stop taking this medicine once you feel better, unless your doctor has instructed you otherwise.
What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
  • heart rhythm disorder
  • hypokalaemia (low potassium level in the blood)
  • severe liver disease
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving Ebastine to a child.

If you are going to have certain laboratory tests (e.g. skin test), inform your doctor that you are taking this medicine.
What side effects could I experience?
Ebastine may cause drowsiness or dizziness. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

Other side effects include any of the following: headache, dry mouth, nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, indigestion, sore throat, tiredness, changes in taste sensation, and nervousness.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Can I take this with other medicines?
Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:
  • medicines to treat fungal infection e.g. ketoconazole, itraconazole
  • erythromycin (certain antibiotic)
  • rifampicin (medicine to treat tuberculosis or TB)
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Ebastine.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Avoid alcohol.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on ebastine - oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2021 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com
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