What is Beltas (Bilastine) used for?
Beltas (Bilastine) blocks the action of histamine on H1-histamine receptors and thus has a long acting anti-allergic effect. Beltas (Bilastine) is used for allergic (seasonal and perennial) rhinoconjunctivitis to eliminate or alleviate symptoms (sneezing, nasal congestion, itching of the nasal mucosa, rhinorrhea, burning sensation and itching in the eyes, redness of the eyes, lacrimation); for urticaria (hives) to eliminate or reduce skin itching, rash.
How should I use Beltas (Bilastine)?
Always follow your doctor`s instructions when using Beltas (Bilastine) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. Typical dosage is 1 tablet once a day. The tablet is taken one hour before a meal or 2 hours after a meal. The duration of treatment depends on the course and severity of the disease, the condition of the patient and determined individually by the attending physician.
What are the side effects of Beltas (Bilastine)?
The use of Beltas (Bilastine) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any serious or worrying symptoms!
Grapefruit and other fruit juices reduce the bioavailability of Beltas (Bilastine) by 30%, so do not drink the drug with juices.
Pregnancy and lactation: The use of Beltas (Bilastine) during pregnancy is contraindicated due to the lack of clinical safety data. Breastfeeding should be stopped while using Beltas (Bilastine) due to lack of data on the penetration of bilastine into breast milk
Influence on the ability to drive vehicles, work with mechanisms: In a study conducted to assess the effect of bilastine at a dose of 20 mg on the ability to drive vehicles, a negative effect was not detected. However, patients should be warned that in very rare cases dizziness, drowsiness may occur, which in turn can affect the ability to drive vehicles or perform other activities that require an increased concentration of attention.