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Bilastine is a new oral highly selective H1-receptor antagonist developed for the symptomatic
treatment of Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever) and Urticaria (Hives).

It is an antiallergic agent whose main mechanism of action is the inhibition of immune system reactions mediated by the interaction of histamine on its H1-receptor.

Many but not all hypersensitivity and allergic reactions are mediated by histamine, such
as asthma or anaphylactic reactions. However, those mostly dependent on the release of histamine
can be inhibited by blocking the H1 receptor with specific antihistamine drugs such as Bilastine.

To achieve optimal efficacy, the affinity for the H1 receptor should be high. A high specificity for the H1
receptor potentially reduces unwanted side effects.

Side Effects:

Adverse reactions most frequently reported (Reported in <3% in Clinical Trials):

- Dizziness
- Headache
- Nausea
Drowsiness - Experiencing drowsiness is a very rare side effect with this medication.

Contraindications:

- Patients with renal impairment
- Ketoconazole
- Erythromycin
- Diltiazem

FAQ's

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Labixten Tablet medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Do not drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Labixten Tablet. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and
health conditions.

Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly wean off consumption?

Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.