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Rupatadine

INFORMATION

Uses

Rupatadine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.

How it works

Rupatadine belongs to class of medicines called antihistamines. It blocks the action of chemical substance (histamine) which is responsible for allergic reactions.

Common side effects

Dry mouth, Drowsiness, Fatigue, Headache, Weakness, Dizziness

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Expert advice

  • Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver impairment, having porphyria (this is a rare inherited blood disorder), ever had an allergic reaction to another antihistamine, or to any other medicine, in elderly, and in children less than 12 years.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as rupatadine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. 
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking rupatadine, as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant.

Frequently asked questions

Rupatadine

Q.How does rupatadine work?
Rupatadine blocks histamine action, which reduces allergy symptoms.


Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)