Ebastine - Uses - Dosages - Side Effects - Precautions

Ebastine: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

What is Ebastine?

Ebastine is a non-sedative H1 antihistamine that blocks the allergy-causing receptors. It is an anti-allergic medication that cures allergy symptoms, such as sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose, skin rashes, red eyes, and other symptoms.

Ebastine is an effective treatment for both perennial and seasonal allergic rhinitis. It is a second-generation antihistamine that blocks the H1 receptors that cause allergy symptoms. It is widely used to treat symptomatic allergies.

What are the uses of Ebastine?

A lot of research is in progress to find the effects of ebastine on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). At present, it is used to cure allergic rhinitis and Urticaria. 

On consumption, it relieves allergic symptoms like runny nose, red eyes, and sneezing. Doctors prescribe this medication to relieve symptoms like red and itchy rashes on the skin for patients with urticaria.

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What are the side effects of Ebastine?

Ebastine may not suit everyone. It can cause some major and common side effects like: 

  • Nausea
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Nose bleed
  • Weakness
  • Indigestion
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Pharyngitis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Asthenia
  • Sinusitis

Ebastine can cause some severe symptoms as well as severe health problems. It is advised to consult a doctor before and after taking it. You might see some common symptoms that go away on their own. If your symptoms persist or become worse, consult an expert immediately.


Frequently Asked Questions about Ebastine

1. Is ebastine an antihistamine?

Yes, Ebastine is a second-generation antihistamine. It blocks the H1 receptors in the brain that cause allergy symptoms like runny nose, red eyes, fever, and sneezing. It is used once daily, a non-sedating medication that relieves allergy symptoms. It works effectively in 24 hours and shows benefits.

2. Are cetirizine and Ebastine the same?

Yes, Cetirizine and Ebastine are both second-generation antihistamines. On consumption, it reduces the natural chemical histamine that causes allergy symptoms. Both medications are used to relieve allergic symptoms and chronic urticaria. However, in a study1, it was found that cetirizine was more effective than ebastine in curing allergy symptoms.

3. Is Ebastine safe?

Yes, Ebastine is a safe, second-generation antihistamine medication. It works well in relieving allergic symptoms by blocking the release of the natural chemical histamine. Overdose of ebastine can cause irregular behavior, increased heart rate, headache, dizziness,etc. Consult a doctor before consuming Ebastine as wrong or overdose can cause major symptoms.

4. Can I take ebastine daily?

Yes, Ebastine is a once-daily antihistamine medication. It provides effectiveness throughout the 24 hours after consuming it once. It is an effective drug that shows clinical benefits from the first day of consumption. However, it is advised to consult a doctor to know the dosage according to your condition.

5. Which is better, levocetirizine or Ebastine?

Ebastine is a second-generation antihistamine, whereas Levocetirizine is a third-generation antihistamine. Both of them are used to cure allergy symptoms and hives. However, a study2 concluded that levocetirizine causes more side effects and sedation as compared with ebastine. You need a talk to an expert about the possible effects of both in your condition.

6. What is the best antihistamine for allergies?

There are different antihistamines for allergies like ebastine, cetirizine, levocetirizine, etc. The best antihistamine would be the one that works best for you. You need to consult an expert to evaluate your symptoms and prescribe the best antihistamine for you. Do not buy any medication as it can cause severe complications.

7. Can I take Ebastine in the morning?

Yes, you can take Ebastine in the morning to see good results. Consult a doctor before consuming it to know if you need 10 mg or 20 mg per day to begin with the treatment. He will evaluate your allergic symptoms and prescribe the dosage accordingly. If necessary, he will also tell you the best time and method to consume this medication.

8. Is Ebastine the same as loratadine?

Both, Ebastine and Loratadine are antihistamines and used in patients with allergy symptoms. In addition, both of them are second-generation antihistamines, but only loratadine has mild sedative effects. However, consult an expert before consuming any of the drugs for your allergy symptoms. He will prescribe the best antihistamine accordingly.

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  1. Murris-Espin M, Melac M, Charpentier JC, Didier A. Comparison of efficacy and safety of cetirizine and ebastine in patients with perennial allergic rhinitis. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 1998 May;80(5):399-403. 
  2. Goyal, Vippan et al. “Comparative Efficacy and Safety of Ebastine 20 mg, Ebastine 10 mg and Levocetirizine 5 mg in Acute Urticaria.” Journal of clinical and diagnostic research: JCDR vol. 11,3 (2017): WC06-WC09.
  3. https://pharmeasy.in/molecules/ebastine-575
  4. https://www.medicoverhospitals.in/medicine/ebastine

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