1. What BILAXTEN (Bilastine) is and what it is used for
BILAXTEN (Bilastine) contains bilastine, an antihistamine active substance and is in the form of white, oval, biconvex and scored tablet. It is supplied in blister packs of 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 tablets. BILAXTEN is used to treat hay fever (sneezing, itching, runny and stuffy nose, and redness and watering of the eyes) and other forms of allergic rhinitis. It can also be used to treat itchy skin rashes (hives or urticaria).
2. How to use BILAXTEN (Bilastine)?
Your doctor will determine the type of your disease and the duration of use of BILAXTEN (Bilastine) regarding the duration of your treatment.
Application route and method
Adolescents over 12 years old and adults, including the elderly
• One tablet should be taken per day.
• The tablet should be taken on an empty stomach, for example, before breakfast in the morning. Food should not be eaten until 1 hour after taking BILAXTEN (Bilastine).
• The tablet should be swallowed with a glass of water.
• The notched line on the tablet is not made to divide the tablet into two equal parts. It can be used to break the tablet to facilitate swallowing.
different age groups
Use in children
The safety and efficacy of bilastine in children younger than 12 years has not yet been established.
Use in the elderly
No dosage adjustment is required in elderly patients. There is insufficient experience with patients over 65 years of age.
Special use cases
No dosage adjustment is required in patients with renal impairment.
There is no clinical experience with patients with hepatic impairment.
If you have the impression that the effect of BILAXTEN (Bilastine) is too strong or weak, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
3. What are the possible side effects?
As with all drugs, BILAXTEN (Bilastine) may cause side effects in individuals who are hypersensitive to any of its ingredients.
Possible side effects are as follows: Common: Affects 1 to 10 out of 100 people.
Uncommon: Affects 1 to 10 people in 1,000.
• Abnormal ECG results
• Blood tests that show changes in the functioning of the liver
• Stomach ache
• Increased appetite
• Irregular heartbeat
• Weight gain
• Nausea (feeling nauseous)
• Dryness or discomfort in the nose
• Pain in the belly
• Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach wall)
• Vertigo (dizziness or lightheadedness)
• Feeling powerless
• Dyspnea (difficulty breathing)
• dry mouth
• Herpes (oral herpes)
• Tinnitus (tinnitus)
• Difficulty sleeping
• Blood tests that show changes in the functioning of the kidney
• Increase in blood fats