Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S

Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed for symptomatic relief of various allergic conditions.

Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S contains ebastine.

Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be taken orally (via mouth) with or without food.

Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed to children. 

Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is available in tablet form. 

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Type

Tablet

Feature

10mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Ebastine

Composition

Ebastine 10 mg

Brand

Organic Pharmaceuticals

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

ABOUT

Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is an anti-allergy medication. Bastigon 10mg Tablet has ebastine as an active ingredient. It is useful in eradicating effects caused by allergic reactions. Symptoms such as runny nose, itchy eyes, red eyes, and sneezing can be cured. It provides treatment for long-term urticaria (hives). Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S can cause side effects such as headache, dry mouth, palpitations, and nervousness.

The Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is a non-sedating H1 antihistamine which means that it has a low potential to cause drowsiness. The Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S blocks the action of histamine which causes allergic reactions. The Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S does not have any anticholinergic activity.

INDICATIONS

Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is used for:

  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Urticaria
  • Seasonal allergic reactions
  • Allergic dermatitis

How does Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S work?

Bastigon 10mg Tablet is a piperidine derivative, a long-acting and non-sedating histamine receptor antagonist that binds to H1 receptors. Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S works by inhibiting the action of histamine, which is a natural substance produced by the body during allergic reactions. Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S does not cross the blood-brain barrier hence it can effectively block the H1 receptor in peripheral tissues.

How to use Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S comes in a tablet form and is taken orally. Take Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S as a whole and do not crush or chew. Take Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S with a glass of water.

DOSAGE

Adults and children older than 12 years:

  • 1 tablet (10 mg) in 24 hours.
  • In severe symptoms 1 tablet (20 mg) in 24 hours.

ALLERGIC RHINITIS

Bastigon 10mg Tablet at 10 mg dose once a day is effective in the relief of symptoms of allergic rhinitis. In patients with severe symptoms, a dose of 20 mg of Bastigon 10mg Tablet is beneficial.

IDIOPATHIC CHRONIC URTICARIA

The adult dose of Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is 10 mg once daily.

Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S can be taken with or without food. No dose adjustment is necessary for patients with renal insufficiency or hepatic insufficiency.

PREGNANCY AND LACTATION

There is a scarce amount of data about the use of Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S during pregnancy. As a precautionary measure, it is best to avoid Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S during pregnancy. There are no well-controlled studies on pregnant women and reproductive studies are not predictive of human response.

It is not known whether Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is excreted in human milk. Therefore, as a precautionary measure, it is ideal to avoid the use of Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S during lactation.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is contraindicated in individuals that have a

  • Known hypersensitivity to the active ingredient testing.
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias

PRECAUTIONS

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions while using Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S:

  • Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S should be used with attention to patients with severe hepatic insufficiency.
  • Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S reaches therapeutic effect in 1-3 hours hence it should not be used in urgent acute allergic reactions.
  • Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S should be used with care in patients who have a history of itching, rash, or shortness of breath.

INTERACTION WITH OTHER MEDICATIONS

Certain medications could interact with Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S, hence your doctor might alter your dosage.

Please inform your doctor about the use of the following before taking Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S:

  • Interactions have been observed when Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is taken with ketoconazole, itraconazole, or erythromycin.
  • Anti-tuberculosis medication (rifampicin).
  • No interactions have been reported between Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S and theophylline, warfarin, cimetidine, diazepam, and alcohol.

ADVERSE EFFECTS

Like most medicines, Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S has some common side effects which include:

  • Cardiac: palpitations, tachycardia
  • Gastrointestinal: dry mouth, dyspepsia, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting.
  • Hepatobiliary: abnormal liver function tests.
  • Infections: pharyngitis, rhinitis, sinusitis.
  • Nervous system disorders: somnolence, headache, dizziness, dysesthesia
  • Psychiatric: insomnia, nervousness.
  • Reproductive system: menstrual disorders.
  • Respiratory: epistaxis
  • Skin: rash, dermatitis.

HOW TO COPE WITH SOME OF THE ADVERSE EFFECTS

If you face any of the described side effects, you may stop the medicine and contact your doctor for further use. In case of overdose, there is no specific antidote but gastric lavage, monitoring of vital functions including ECG should be carried out. Contact the nearest doctor or hospital in case of overdose.

FAQs

Q1. What is Bastigon 10mg Tablet used for?

 It is used to provide relief for symptoms such as runny or stuffy nose, red eyes, watery eyes, and sneezing. Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is beneficial to treat urticaria and hay fever.

Q2. In which dosage form is Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S available?

Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is available in tablet and suspension form.

Q3. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S TO START WORKING?

It takes Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S 1-3 hours to start working.

Q4. IS THE Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S ADDICTIVE OR HABIT FORMING?

Most medicines are not addictive but Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S should not be used for self-medication.  Self-medication can increase your body’s dependence on the Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S.

Q5. WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I STOP TAKING THE Bastigon 10mg Tablet IMMEDIATELY?

Some medicines need to be tapered and cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects.

Q6. IS THERE ANY FOOD OR DRINK I NEED TO AVOID?

You can eat and drink normally with the Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S.

Q7. HOW SAFE IS Bastigon 10mg Tablet?

Bastigon 10mg Tablet appears to be safe, tolerated, and effective.

Q8. CAN Bastigon 10mg Tablet AFFECT FERTILITY?

There is no firm evidence to suggest that Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S will affect fertility in men or women.

Q9. HOW DOES Bastigon 10mg Tablet WORK?

Bastigon 10mg Tablet works by inhibiting the H1 receptor that is responsible for allergic responses.

Q10. What happens when you forget to take Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

If you forget to take a dose, then take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.

Q11. IS IT SAFE TO TAKE Bastigon 10mg Tablet DURING PREGNANCY?

It is ideal to avoid Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S during pregnancy.

Q12. CAN I TAKE Bastigon 10mg Tablet WITH ALCOHOL?

Do not drink alcohol with the Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S as it can increase sleepiness.

Q13. CAN I DRIVE OR RIDE A BIKE AFTER TAKING Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

Do not drive if you experience drowsiness after taking Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S.

Q14. HOW SHOULD Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S BE STORED?

Keep Bastigon 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S in a tightly closed container or the pack it came in. Store away from sunlight and moisture and dispose of the unused medicine. Keep it out of reach of children.