Ebastine Uses

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Ebastine indications

An indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.

Allergic rhinitis or chronic idiopathic urticaria, seasonal allergic rhinitis. Inhibition of histamine-induced wheal & flare reactions of the skin due to allergens or medications.

Uses of Ebastine in details

There are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.

Ebastine is used to treat allergic conditions.

Ebastine description

Ebastine (trade names Kestine, Evastin, Ebastine, Aleva) is a non-sedating H1 antihistamine. It does not penetrate the blood-brain barrier and thus allows an effective block of the H1 receptor in peripheral tissue without a central side effect, i.e not causing sedation or drowsiness.

Ebastine dosage

Histamine-induced wheal & flare 10 mg/day. Pruritus 10 mg/day. Severe pruritus Initially, 20 mg/day. Reduce to 10 mg/day upon improvement of itching. Allergic rhinitis or chronic idiopathic urticaria 10 mg as a single daily dose. Seasonal allergic rhinitis 20 mg/day.

Ebastine interactions

Concomitant use of ketoconazole, itraconazole, clarithromycin or erythromycin may increase plasma levels of Ebastine and cause QTc interval prolongation.

Ebastine side effects

Nausea, Drowsiness, Abdominal pain, Dry mouth, Headache, Indigestion, Insomnia, Nose bleed, Nasal infection, Sinus inflammation, Sore throat, Weakness

Ebastine contraindications


Allergic conditions including rhinitis and pruritic skin disorders

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  1. PubChem. "ebastine". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/com... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  2. DrugBank. "Ebastine". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB11742 (accessed September 17, 2018).
  3. MeSH. "Histamine H1 Antagonists". https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/68... (accessed September 17, 2018).


The results of a survey conducted on ndrugs.com for Ebastine are given in detail below. The results of the survey conducted are based on the impressions and views of the website users and consumers taking Ebastine. We implore you to kindly base your medical condition or therapeutic choices on the result or test conducted by a physician or licensed medical practitioners.

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1 consumer reported price estimates

Was the price you paid to purchase the drug reasonable? Did you feel it was expensive?
The below mentioned numbers have been reported by ndrugs.com website users about whether the Ebastine drug is expensive or inexpensive. There is a mixed opinion among users. The rating about the cost of the drug depends on factors like which brand drug the patient purchased, how effective it was for the price paid, the country or place the drug is marketed, and the economic condition of the patient. The users who feel the drug is expensive can look for an alternative brand drug or a generic drug to save the cost.
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1 consumer reported time for results

To what extent do I have to use Ebastine before I begin to see changes in my health conditions?
As part of the reports released by ndrugs.com website users, it takes 1 day and a few days before you notice an improvement in your health conditions.
Please note, it doesn't mean you will start to notice such health improvement in the same time frame as other users. There are many factors to consider, and we implore you to visit your doctor to know how long before you can see improvements in your health while taking Ebastine. To get the time effectiveness of using Ebastine drug by other patients, please click here.
1 day1

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