BRAND NAMES: Rupafin, Alergoliber, Rinialer, Pafinur, Rupanex 10mg , Rupax and Ralif.
Rupatadine is a 2nd generation medicine and platelet-activating factor (PAF) antagonist utilized to treat allergies.
Rupatadine can blocking histamine H1 receptors. It does not foreclose the actual release of histamine from mast cells, but foreclose it binding to its receptors. This in turn treats the release of another allergy chemicals and cut down the blood supply to the area, providing alleviation from the typical symptoms of hayfever.
Rupatadine can also be used to alleviate the symptoms of an allergic skin rash known as urticaria. This is an itchy rash with hives, also called as nettle rash. Blocking the actions of histamine alleviates the itching and cut down the rash related with this problem.
- Nasal allergies (allergic rhinitis) like hayfever in adults and children over 12 yrs old.
- Allergic skin rash known as urticaria or nettle rash in adults and children over 12 yrs old.
Adult: PO- Chronic idiopathic urticaria, Allergic rhinitis; – The suggested dose is 10 mg once every day.
If you miss a dose, take it quickly when you retrieve unless it is almost the time for your adjacent dose, in that case leave out the lost dose. Don’t take 2 doses at the same time to catch up for a missed dose.
Never take over the prescribed dose. If you believe that you or someone else has used an overdose of this medicine, contact the accident and emergency department of your nearest hospital at once.
- Store all medicines out of the scope of children.
- Keep it in a cool, dry place, out of the direct heat and light.
Medicines and their potential side effects can affect individual people in various ways. These are some of the side effects that are known to be related with this medicine. Just because a side effect is listed here does not mean that all people taking this medicine will notice that or any side effect.
Usual (affect between 1 in 10 and 1 in 100 people)
- Dry mouth.
- Weakness or loss of capability (asthenia).
Rare (affect between 1 in 100 and 1 in 1000 people)
- Increased appetite.
- Weight gain.
- Trouble concentrating.
- Bleeding from the nose.
- Dry throat and nose.
- Inflammation of the protective covering of the nose (rhinitis) or throat (pharyngitis).
- Pain in the joints or muscles.
- Feeling thirsty.
- Disturbances of the gut like diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, constipation or abdominal pain.
- Liver disease.
The side effects mentioned above may not include all of the side effects reported by the medicine’s manufacturer.
For more data about any another possible risks related with this medicine, please see the data provided with the medicine or contact the doctor or pharmacist.
- Caution must be exercised in patients with kidney or liver damage history, elderly, children younger than 12 yrs, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- Quit alcohol consumption.
- It may become dizziness or drowsiness, don’t drive a car or use machinery while using this medicine.
- The safety of this medicine for usage during pregnancy has not been constituted. It must be used with caution by female who are pregnant. Take medical advice from the doctor.
- It is unknown if this medicine excreted in breast milk. It must be used with caution by female who are breastfeeding the babies. Take medical advice from the doctor.
It is essential to tell the doctor or pharmacist what medicines you are already using, and also those bought without a direction and herbal medicines, before you take treatment with this medicine. In the same way, check with the doctor or pharmacist before using any new medicines while using this medicine, to ensure that the combination is harmless.
The antifungal ketoconazole and the antibiotic erythromycin can both increase the quantity of rupatadine in the blood. Rupafin tablets must be taken with caution in people who are using erythromycin or ketoconazole.
This medicine must be taken with caution in people who are using a statin medicine to lower cholesterol levels, for eg., rosuvastatin and simvastatin.
It should not be indicated in patients who have hypersensitivity and the habit of alcohol using.