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Rupatadine

Information

Uses

Rupatadine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders

How it works

Rupatadine blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.

Common side effects

Sleepiness

Available Medicine

  • ₹105
    Zydus Cadila
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹78
    Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹115
    Wockhardt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹49
    Wens Drugs India Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹89
    Leeford Healthcare Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹55
    Zydus Cadila
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹50
    Mankind Pharma Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹49
    Hetero Drugs Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹47
    Panacea Biotec Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹52 to ₹133
    Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    2 variant(s)

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 28 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)