Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S

Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed for symptomatic relief of various allergic conditions.

Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S contains ebastine.

Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be taken orally (via mouth) with or without food.

Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed to children. 

Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S is available in tablet form. 

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Type

Tablet

Feature

20mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Ebastine

Composition

Ebastine 20 mg

Brand

Almirall

Prescription Required

No

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

ABOUT

Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S is an anti-allergy medication. {{Product}} 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 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S can cause side effects such as headache, dry mouth, palpitations, and nervousness.

The Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S is a non-sedating H1 antihistamine which means that it has a low potential to cause drowsiness. The Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S blocks the action of histamine which causes allergic reactions. The Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S does not have any anticholinergic activity.

INDICATIONS

Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S is used for:

  • Allergic rhinitis

  • Urticaria

  • Seasonal allergic reactions

  • Allergic dermatitis

How does Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S work?

{{Product}} is a piperidine derivative, a long-acting and non-sedating histamine receptor antagonist that binds to H1 receptors. Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S works by inhibiting the action of histamine, which is a natural substance produced by the body during allergic reactions. Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S does not cross the blood-brain barrier hence it can effectively block the H1 receptor in peripheral tissues.

How to use Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S comes in a tablet form and is taken orally. Take Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S as a whole and do not crush or chew. Take Kestine 20mg 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

{{PRODUCT}} 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 {product}} is beneficial.

IDIOPATHIC CHRONIC URTICARIA

The adult dose of Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S is 10 mg once daily.

Kestine 20mg 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 Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S during pregnancy. As a precautionary measure, it is best to avoid Kestine 20mg 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 Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S is excreted in human milk. Therefore, as a precautionary measure, it is ideal to avoid the use of Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S during lactation.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Kestine 20mg 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 Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S:

  • Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S should be used with attention to patients with severe hepatic insufficiency.

  • Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S reaches therapeutic effect in 1-3 hours hence it should not be used in urgent acute allergic reactions.

  • Kestine 20mg 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 Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S, hence your doctor might alter your dosage.

Please inform your doctor about the use of the following before taking Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S:

  • Interactions have been observed when Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S is taken with ketoconazole, itraconazole, or erythromycin.

  • Anti-tuberculosis medication (rifampicin).

  • No interactions have been reported between Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S and theophylline, warfarin, cimetidine, diazepam, and alcohol.

ADVERSE EFFECTS

Like most medicines, Kestine 20mg 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 {{PRODUCT}} used for?

 It is used to provide relief for symptoms such as runny or stuffy nose, red eyes, watery eyes, and sneezing. Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S is beneficial to treat urticaria and hay fever.

Q2. In which dosage form is Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S available?

Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S is available in tablet and suspension form.

Q3. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S TO START WORKING?

It takes Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S 1-3 hours to start working.

Q4. IS THE Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S ADDICTIVE OR HABIT FORMING?

Most medicines are not addictive but Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S should not be used for self-medication.  Self-medication can increase your body’s dependence on the Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S.

Q5. WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I STOP TAKING THE {{PRODUCT}} 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 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S.

Q7. HOW SAFE IS {{PRODUCT}}?

{{PRODUCT}} appears to be safe, tolerated, and effective.

Q8. CAN {{PRODUCT}} AFFECT FERTILITY?

There is no firm evidence to suggest that Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S will affect fertility in men or women.

Q9. HOW DOES {{PRODUCT}} WORK?

{{PRODUCT}} works by inhibiting the H1 receptor that is responsible for allergic responses.

Q10. What happens when you forget to take Kestine 20mg 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 {{PRODUCT}} DURING PREGNANCY?

It is ideal to avoid Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S during pregnancy.

Q12. CAN I TAKE {{PRODUCT}} WITH ALCOHOL?

Do not drink alcohol with the Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S as it can increase sleepiness.

Q13. CAN I DRIVE OR RIDE A BIKE AFTER TAKING Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

Do not drive if you experience drowsiness after taking Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S.

Q14. HOW SHOULD Kestine 20mg Tablet 10 ‘S BE STORED?

Keep Kestine 20mg 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.