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Espania 5 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Espania Tablet

Espania Tablet side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Dryness in mouth

How to use Espania Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Espania 5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Espania Tablet works

Espania 5 mg Tablet is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger (histamine) in the body.

Espania Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Espania 5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Espania 5 mg Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Espania 5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Larger doses or more prolonged use of Espania 5 mg Tablet may cause drowsiness and other effects in the baby or decrease the milk supply
Driving
UNSAFE
Espania 5 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Espania 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Espania 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Espania 5 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Espania 5 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Espania 5 mg Tablet is recommended.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Espania 5 mg Tablet to help relieve allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes.
  • As compared to other similar medications, it is much less likely to make you feel sleepy.
  • Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as it can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication as it may cause increased sleepiness.
  • Stop taking Espania 5 mg Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Espania with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Is Espania a steroid? What is it used for?

Espania is an anti-allergic medication, not a steroid. It relieves the symptoms of allergy. It is used to relieve runny nose, sneezing, and redness, itching, and watering of the eyes caused by hay fever or seasonal allergies. It also relieves similar symptoms caused due to allergies to substances such as dust mites, animal dander, and mold. It is also used to treat symptoms of hives, including itching and rash.

Q. Does Espania make you tired and drowsy?

Yes, Espania can make you tired, sleepy and weak. If you have these symptoms, you should avoid driving or operating heavy machinery.

Q. How long does it take for Espania to work?

You will notice an improvement within an hour of taking Espania. However, it may take a little longer to notice the full benefits.

Q. Can I take Espania and fexofenadine together?

Sometimes doctor may advise you to take two different antihistamines together if you are being treated for a severe itchy rash. If you are taking Espania during daytime, your doctor may prescribe another antihistamine which causes sleepiness for the night, especially if the itch makes it difficult for you to sleep. Do not take 2 antihistamines together unless recommended by your doctor.

Q. Is it safe to take Espania daily for a long time?

Espania is safe if used as prescribed by your doctor. Moreover, it is unlikely to harm you if you take it for a long time. But, it is best to take Espania for as long as you need it.

Q. For how long should I continue Espania?

The duration of the medicine depends on why you are taking Espania. If you are taking it for an insect bite, you may need it for a day or two. You may need to take Espania for a longer time if you are taking it to prevent symptoms of chronic allergic rhinitis (inflammation of nose) or chronic urticaria. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure about the duration of using Espania.

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