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Labixten

Labixten is an antiallergic medication designed to alleviate symptoms associated with allergic conditions.

Last Modified: 28 Mar 2024

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Overview

What is Labixten? 

Labixten is an antiallergic medication designed to alleviate symptoms associated with allergic conditions. It contains bilastine, a non-sedating antihistamine that blocks histamine H1 receptors. 

Labixten is a second-generation antihistamine, meaning it is less likely to cause drowsiness. Bilastine is synthesized to selectively inhibit peripheral histamine receptors. 

Global Name

Generic name:  Bilastine
Brand names: Labixten, Bilaxten, Blexten


Usage

What is Labixten used for? 

Labixten is used to treat: 

  • Seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever). 
  • Chronic idiopathic urticaria (hives). 

How do you use Labixten? 

Availability:

Labixten is available in tablet form. 

Dosage information:

  • Adults and children over 12 years: 20 mg once daily. 
  • Children under 12 years: Not recommended. 

Suitability: 

  • Children: Not recommended for children under 12 years. 
  • Adults: Yes. 
  • Elderlies: Yes, no dosage adjustment is necessary.

Is there anyone who can’t take Labixten? 

  • Children: Under 12 years, not recommended. 
  • Adults: Those with hypersensitivity to bilastine or any ingredient in Labixten. 
  • Elderlies: No contraindications specific to age, but caution is advised due to possible multiple medication use. 
  • Pregnancy: Consult a healthcare provider before use. 
  • Lactation: Not recommended as there is insufficient data on excretion in human milk. 
  • Allergies: Individuals allergic to bilastine or any other component of Labixten should avoid this medication.

Any warnings and precautions : 

Labixten should be taken on an empty stomach. The safety and efficacy in children under 12 years of age have not been established.

Drug Interactions: 

Labixten should not be taken with grapefruit or grapefruit juice or meals for optimal absorption. No significant drug interactions have been reported.

Side Effects

The side effects of Labixten are generally mild and may include headache, drowsiness, or dizziness. 

Pharmacist Tips

  • Storage information: Store at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and moisture. 
  • Handling instructions: Handle tablets with clean, dry hands and consume with water. 

Availability

Where is Labixten available in Hong Kong?

Labixten is a prescription medication that can be prescribed by healthcare providers and then bought in pharmacies. 

 

FAQs

How quickly does Labixten work? 

Labixten typically starts to work within an hour of ingestion. 

Can Labixten cause drowsiness?  

Labixten is less likely to cause drowsiness compared to first-generation antihistamines, but individual responses may vary. 

Should Labixten be taken at a specific time of day? 

It can be taken at any time of day but should be taken consistently at the same time each day, preferably on an empty stomach. 

Can I take Labixten with other allergy medications?   

Before combining medications, consult with a healthcare provider to avoid potential interactions that can lead to adverse events. 

Disclaimer
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