Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S

Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S is prescribed for symptomatic relief of various allergic conditions.

Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S contains ebastine.

Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S is to be taken orally (via mouth) with or without food.

Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S is prescribed to children. 

Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S is available in tablet form. 

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Type

Tablet

Feature

10mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Ebastine

Composition

Ebastine 10 mg

Brand

Almirall

Prescription Required

Yes

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

ABOUT

Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S is an anti-allergy medication. Kestine 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). Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S can cause side effects such as headache, dry mouth, palpitations, and nervousness.

The Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S is a non-sedating H1 antihistamine which means that it has a low potential to cause drowsiness. The Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S blocks the action of histamine which causes allergic reactions. The Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S does not have any anticholinergic activity.

INDICATIONS

Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S is used for:

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

How does Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S work?

Kestine 10mg Tablet is a piperidine derivative, a long-acting and non-sedating histamine receptor antagonist that binds to H1 receptors. Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S works by inhibiting the action of histamine, which is a natural substance produced by the body during allergic reactions. Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S does not cross the blood-brain barrier hence it can effectively block the H1 receptor in peripheral tissues.

How to use Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S?

Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S comes in a tablet form and is taken orally. Take Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S as a whole and do not crush or chew. Take Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘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

Kestine 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 Kestine 10mg Tablet is beneficial.

IDIOPATHIC CHRONIC URTICARIA

The adult dose of Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S is 10 mg once daily.

Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘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 Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S during pregnancy. As a precautionary measure, it is best to avoid Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘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 Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S is excreted in human milk. Therefore, as a precautionary measure, it is ideal to avoid the use of Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S during lactation.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘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 Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S:

  • Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S should be used with attention to patients with severe hepatic insufficiency.
  • Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S reaches therapeutic effect in 1-3 hours hence it should not be used in urgent acute allergic reactions.
  • Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘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 Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S, hence your doctor might alter your dosage.

Please inform your doctor about the use of the following before taking Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S:

  • Interactions have been observed when Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S is taken with ketoconazole, itraconazole, or erythromycin.
  • Anti-tuberculosis medication (rifampicin).
  • No interactions have been reported between Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S and theophylline, warfarin, cimetidine, diazepam, and alcohol.

ADVERSE EFFECTS

Like most medicines, Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘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 Kestine 10mg Tablet used for?

 It is used to provide relief for symptoms such as runny or stuffy nose, red eyes, watery eyes, and sneezing. Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S is beneficial to treat urticaria and hay fever.

Q2. In which dosage form is Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S available?

Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S is available in tablet and suspension form.

Q3. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S TO START WORKING?

It takes Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S 1-3 hours to start working.

Q4. IS THE Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S ADDICTIVE OR HABIT FORMING?

Most medicines are not addictive but Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S should not be used for self-medication.  Self-medication can increase your body’s dependence on the Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S.

Q5. WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I STOP TAKING THE Kestine 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 Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S.

Q7. HOW SAFE IS Kestine 10mg Tablet?

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

Q8. CAN Kestine 10mg Tablet AFFECT FERTILITY?

There is no firm evidence to suggest that Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S will affect fertility in men or women.

Q9. HOW DOES Kestine 10mg Tablet WORK?

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

Q10. What happens when you forget to take Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘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 Kestine 10mg Tablet DURING PREGNANCY?

It is ideal to avoid Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S during pregnancy.

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

Do not drink alcohol with the Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S as it can increase sleepiness.

Q13. CAN I DRIVE OR RIDE A BIKE AFTER TAKING Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S?

Do not drive if you experience drowsiness after taking Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S.

Q14. HOW SHOULD Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘S BE STORED?

Keep Kestine 10mg Tablet 7 ‘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.