Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml

Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml is prescribed for symptomatic relief of various allergic conditions.

Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml contains ebastine.

Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml is to be taken orally (via mouth) with or without food.

Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml is prescribed to children. 

Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml is available in syrup form packaged in a 30ml (5mg/5ml) bottle.

 

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Type

Syrup

Feature

5mg/5ml

Unit

ml

Formula

Ebastine

Composition

Ebastine 5 mg / 5 ml

Brand

Almirall

Prescription Required

Yes

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

ABOUT

Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml 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 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml can cause side effects such as headache, dry mouth, palpitations, and nervousness.

The Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml is a non-sedating H1 antihistamine which means that it has a low potential to cause drowsiness. The Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml blocks the action of histamine which causes allergic reactions. The Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml does not have any anticholinergic activity.

INDICATIONS

Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml is used for:

  • Allergic rhinitis

  • Urticaria

  • Seasonal allergic reactions

  • Allergic dermatitis

How does Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml work?

{{Product}} is a piperidine derivative, a long-acting and non-sedating histamine receptor antagonist that binds to H1 receptors. Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml works by inhibiting the action of histamine, which is a natural substance produced by the body during allergic reactions. Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml does not cross the blood-brain barrier hence it can effectively block the H1 receptor in peripheral tissues.

How to use Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml?

Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml comes in suspension form and should be taken with a calibrated measuring cup or spoon. Shake the bottle before use and take as much as prescribed by your doctor.

DOSAGE

Adults and children older than 12 years:

  • 1 tablet (10 mg) or 2 (5 ml) teaspoonfuls of syrup once daily.
  • In severe symptoms 1 tablet (20 mg) or 4 (5 ml) teaspoonfuls of syrup once daily.

Children from 6 to 11 years old:

  • One 5 ml dose (equivalent to 5 mg) once daily.

Children from 2 to 5 years old:

  • One 2.5 ml dose (equivalent to 2.5 mg) once daily.

 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 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml is 10 mg once daily.

 Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml 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 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml during pregnancy. As a precautionary measure, it is best to avoid Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml 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 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml is excreted in human milk. Therefore, as a precautionary measure, it is ideal to avoid the use of Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml during lactation.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml 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 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml:

  • Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml should be used with attention to patients with severe hepatic insufficiency.

  • Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml reaches therapeutic effect in 1-3 hours hence it should not be used in urgent acute allergic reactions.

  • Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml 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 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml, hence your doctor might alter your dosage.

Please inform your doctor about the use of the following before taking Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml:

  • Interactions have been observed when Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml is taken with ketoconazole, itraconazole, or erythromycin.

  • Anti-tuberculosis medication (rifampicin).

  • No interactions have been reported between Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml and theophylline, warfarin, cimetidine, diazepam, and alcohol.

ADVERSE EFFECTS

Like most medicines, Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml 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 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml is beneficial to treat urticaria and hay fever.

Q2. In which dosage form is Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml available?

Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml is available in tablet and suspension form.

Q3. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml TO START WORKING?

It takes Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml 1-3 hours to start working.

Q4. IS THE Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml ADDICTIVE OR HABIT FORMING?

Most medicines are not addictive but Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml should not be used for self-medication.  Self-medication can increase your body’s dependence on the Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml.

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 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml.

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 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml 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 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml?

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 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml during pregnancy.

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

Do not drink alcohol with the Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml as it can increase sleepiness.

Q13. CAN I DRIVE OR RIDE A BIKE AFTER TAKING Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml?

Do not drive if you experience drowsiness after taking Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml.

Q14. HOW SHOULD Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml BE STORED?

Keep Kestine 5mg/5ml Syrup 30 ml 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.