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Kestine Tablet 20mg

by Highnoon Laboratories

Kestine is ebastine, non-sedating, anti-allergic drug. It works by stopping the production of allergy mediators.

Rs. 414
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Kestine Tablet Uses

Kestine contains ebastine, which is a second-generation antihistamine. They work by stopping the release of histamine from mast cells. Histamine is an inflammatory mediator. Once released, it causes allergies and inflammation. Therefore, Kestine helps control and prevent allergies.

Kestine Tablet 20mg formula

  • Ebastine

Available forms

  • Tablet

Risks and warnings

You should know the risks and warnings of Kestine to prevent its misuse.

There are some specific circumstances under which the use of certain medications is contraindicated or considered dangerous. So if you are taking any medicine its always a good practice to familiarize yourself with its risks and warnings.

The risks and warnings associated with Kestine are:

Allergy or Hypersensitivity

If you are allergic to ebastine, do not take Kestine, or any other medicine with the same generic name because it can result in a life-threatening condition called anaphylactic shock. Always inform your healthcare provider about the documented allergies you have.

People with allergies to ebastine should not take Kestine. Allergies can be mild, but in certain cases, some people may have a severe reaction, known as anaphylactic shock. In this condition, the person is under an imminent threat of death, unless they are given immediate medical care or shot from an EpiPen. Anaphylactic shock is a rare but severe allergic reaction that if not treated at the right time, can be life-threatening. It shows the signs and symptoms such as hives, pale skin, labored breathing, itching, excessive salivation, feeling too warm, a weak and rapid pulse, nausea, vomiting, runny nose, sneezing, swollen lips, and tongue, wheezing, dizziness, low blood pressure, and tingling hands, feet, mouth, or scalp.

Thus, disclose all your allergies to your healthcare provider, so that your medical history contains all information.

Asthma

In most cases, if asthma is caused by an allergy, the doctors prescribe an anti-allergy medication. But sometimes, they may thicken the bronchial secretions, which worsens asthma. Therefore you must exercise caution while taking Kestine with asthma. Take it on the advice of your healthcare provider.

Kidney failure

If your kidneys are not functioning well, your healthcare provider may prescribe milder supplements, or lower dosages, to not overwhelm your kidneys.

Our kidneys perform the vital task of removing toxins and waste products from the body. However, when kidneys are malfunctioning, naturally, their output is decreased i.e., less waste is removed from the body. Thus, patients should put less load on the kidney, as otherwise, the toxins accumulate in the body, which harms the health of the person.

Liver diseases

Patients with liver disease should take Kestine with caution. It is because your liver helps in the metabolism and excretion of drugs. When it does not work efficiently due to any disease, it can cause an accumulation of the drug in your body, leading to severe adverse effects.

The liver does the metabolism and excretion of drugs in the body. However, in cases where the liver is not working efficiently due to failure or disease, drugs get accumulated in the body. That jeopardizes the health of the person. Thus, people with liver failure should take medicines like Kestine with caution.

Alcohol dependence

People who consume alcohol should take Kestine after conferring with their healthcare provider.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

If you are pregnant, do not take Kestine unless your doctor advises. It can affect the functioning of your baby’s health. Breastfeeding mothers should also consult with a healthcare provider before taking it.

Operating Machinery

Do not drive a car or operate any machinery while you take Kestine, as it can cause slight sedation, which can eventually lead to accidents.

How to use Kestine Tablet 20mg?

  • Take the medicine with a glass of water.
  • Do not crush or chew the tablet but swallow it whole. It is suggested that you take the medicine before sleeping.
  • Moreover, take the tablets at the same dose and frequency prescribed by your doctor. Before stopping the use of Kestine, you should consult your healthcare provider.

Kestine Side Effects

Generally, Kestine is well tolerated. However, it may cause the following side effects:

  • Hyperbilirubinemia
  • Elevated hepatic enzymes
  • Palpitations
  • Dystonic reaction
  • Involuntary movements
  • Erythema
  • Hepatitis
  • Edema
  • Dyspnea
  • Sinus tachycardia

If you have any of the above-mentioned side effects with the intake of the Kestine tablet, please do not stop taking it on your own. Instead, consult with a healthcare provider. They can guide you about it.

Drug Interactions

Medications that can interact with Kestine are:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Caffeine
  • Magnesium
  • Salicylate
  • Phenyltoloxamine
  • Chlorpheniramine
  • Dextromethorphan
  • Phenylephrine
  • Pseudoephedrine
  • Doxylamine
  • Diphenhydramine
  • Acrivastine
  • Brompheniramine
  • Carbetapentane
  • Carbinoxamine
  • Cetirizine
  • Chlophedianol
  • Dexbrompheniramine
  • Doxylamine
  • Pyridoxine
  • Fexofenadine
  • Heparin
  • Hydroxyzine
  • Levocetirizine
  • Meclizine
  • Pyrilamine
  • Sedating H1-blockers
  • Sincalide
  • Triprolidine

To prevent drug interactions, you should give a detailed history to your healthcare provider. Include your current medical conditions about your physical and mental health alongside previous experience with any health complications. Similarly, also enlist your risk factors. It will give the doctor a holistic view of your health, and they can accordingly adjust the dosage, frequency, or type of the medicine, to prevent drug interactions.

Storage Conditions

  • Keep the medicine out of sight and reach of children.
  • Store at room temperature.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of Kestine Tablet 20mg in Pakistan?

The Kestine Tablet 20mg price in Pakistan is Rs. 414

What is Kestine Tablet 20mg used for?

Kestine Tablet 20mg is used in the following conditions:
  • Allergies
  • Pruritus
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Hives
  • Pruritus
  • Allergic asthma

What is Kestine Tablet 20mg composed of?

Kestine Tablet 20mg is composed of:
  • Ebastine

Do you need a prescription to buy Kestine Tablet 20mg?

To buy Kestine Tablet 20mg you must have a prescription signed by your doctor.

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