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Bilahenz 20mg Tablet
Salt Composition : Bilastine
Manufacturer : LA RENON HEALTHCARE PVT LTD
Origin of Medicine : India
10 Tablet(s) In A Strip
Introduction to Bilahenz 20mg Tablet
Bilahenz 20mg Tablet is an antihistamine medication containing the active ingredient Bilastine. This medication is used to treat allergic rhinitis (a condition caused by nasal inflammation resulting from an immune system overreaction to airborne allergens) and chronic urticaria (long-term hives, which are raised, itchy skin welts that can occur due to various factors). This drug brings relief to individuals experiencing symptoms like sneezing, nasal congestion, itching, and runny nose.
Do not take Bilahenz 20mg Tablet if you are allergic to it or any other ingredients listed in the medicine's information. If you have moderate or severe renal impairment and are taking other medications, consult your physician before using the drug. This tablet is not suitable for children under 12 years of age. There is limited available data regarding the use of this medicine in pregnant women during breast-feeding and its effects on fertility. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, suspect you might be pregnant, or are planning to conceive, it is highly recommended to consult your physician before taking this medication.
Uses of Bilahenz 20mg Tablet
- Treatment of allergic conditions
Therapeutic Effects of Bilahenz 20mg Tablet
Bilahenz 20mg Tablet works by selectively blocking H1 histamine receptors in the body, which effectively prevents histamine from binding to these receptors. By doing so, this drug reduces or prevents the allergic reactions triggered by histamine release, leading to relief from allergy symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, itching, and watery eyes.
Interaction of Bilahenz 20mg Tablet with other drugs
Inform your physician about all your medicines, including prescription, over-the-counter, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications such as ketoconazole, erythromycin, diltiazem, cyclosporine, ritonavir, and rifampicin may interact with Bilahenz 20mg Tablet and reduce effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.
More Information about Bilahenz 20mg Tablet
- Store Bilahenz 20mg Tablet in a cool, dry and dark place
- Protect from light and moisture.
How to consume Bilahenz 20mg Tablet
Take the Bilahenz 20mg Tablet as advised by your physician. Do not crush, chew, or open the medicine. Your physician will decide the correct dosage and duration based on age, body weight, and disease condition. Only stop taking the tablet if your doctor advises you to stop.
Safety Advices for Bilahenz 20mg Tablet
There is limited available data regarding the use of Bilahenz 20mg Tablet in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, suspect you might be pregnant, or are planning to conceive, it is highly recommended to consult your physician before taking this medication.
There is limited available data regarding the use of Bilahenz 20mg Tablet during breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before starting the treatment.
It is unknown whether Bilahenz 20mg Tablet is safe for patients with lung problems. Inform your physician if you have lung disease before starting the treatment.
It is unknown whether Bilahenz 20mg Tablet is safe for patients with liver problems. Inform your physician if you have any liver disease before starting the treatment. Contact your doctor if you experience any liver-related symptoms.
It is unknown whether consuming alcohol interacts with the Bilahenz 20mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor for more advice.
Bilahenz 20mg Tablet does not impair your ability to drive or operate machinery. However, individual responses to the medication can vary. Therefore, it is highly recommended to consult your doctor for more advice.
Side Effects of Bilahenz 20mg Tablet
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Swelling of lips, face, throat, or tongue, difficulty breathing
Word of Advice
This tablet should not be taken with food or grapefruit juice or other fruit juices, as these can decrease the effectiveness of Bilahenz 20mg Tablet. To ensure optimal absorption, take the tablet and wait for one hour before consuming food or juice. If you have consumed food or fruit juice, wait for two hours before taking the tablet.
Q 1. Can I take Bilahenz 20mg Tablet for cold symptoms?
Bilahenz 20mg Tablet is specifically designed to treat allergy symptoms and may not be as effective for cold symptoms caused by viruses. It's best suited for allergic rhinitis and chronic urticaria.
Q 2. Is Bilahenz 20mg Tablet sedating?
Bilahenz 20mg Tablet is classified as a non-sedating antihistamine, which means it's less likely to cause drowsiness compared to some older antihistamines. However, individual responses may vary.
Q 3. Can I drink alcohol while taking Bilahenz 20mg Tablet?
It's generally recommended to avoid alcohol while taking Bilahenz 20mg Tablet, as alcohol can enhance the sedative effects and increase the risk of drowsiness.
Q 4. How soon does Bilahenz 20mg Tablet start working?
Bilahenz 20mg Tablet starts working within about 1 to 2 hours after ingestion, providing relief from allergy symptoms.
Q 5. Can I take Bilahenz 20mg Tablet if I have other medical conditions?
Before taking Bilahenz 20mg Tablet, inform your doctor about any existing medical conditions, such as liver or kidney problems. Your doctor will evaluate whether the medication is suitable for your situation.
Fact Box of Bilahenz 20mg Tablet
Molecule name: Bilastine
Therapeutic class: Antihistamine
Pharmacological class: H1-receptor antagonist
Indications: Treatment of allergic conditions
- Menarini International Operations Luxembourg S.A, Electronic medicines compendium (EMC), [Revised on Dec 2020] [ Accessed on 25th August 2023], https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.4551.pdf
- La Renon Healthcare Private Limited; [ Accessed on 25th August 2023], https://www.larenon.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/BILAHENZ.pdf
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