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Labixten

Last updated on 19/10/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Bilastine

CHINESE NAME: 必利停

DRUG CLASS: Antihistamines

SUB CLASS: Antihistamines (Second Generation)

USED FOR: Symptomatic relief of allergic conditions, common cold

AVAILABLE DOSAGE FORMS:
– 20mg (tablets)
– 10mg (orodispersible tablets)
– 2.5mg/ml (oral solution)

What is Labixten for?

Labixten is a brand product that contains Bilastine, which is a type of second generation antihistamine. Second generation antihistamines are typically non-drowsy, therefore a safer choice for people who need to drive or operate machinery. It is used as symptomatic relief of symptoms (e.g. runny nose, sneezing) associated with hay fever, as well as itchiness of pruritus and hives.

How to use it?

Labixten is available as conventional tablets, orodispersible tablets and oral solutions. The usual adult dose is 20 mg once daily taken with water on an empty stomach (1 hour before or 2 hours after intake of food or fruit juice).

What are the side effects of Labixten?

Common side effects of Labixten include drowsiness, headache and nausea.

Who should not take Labixten?

– People who are allergic to Bilastine or any component of the formulation.
– Children under 12 years of age

Pharmacist Tips:

– Avoid alcohol use while taking this medication as it may cause more drowsiness.
Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how you respond to Labixten.

Common dosing schedule:
Labixten is taken once daily at the same time each day on an empty stomach (1 hour before or 2 hours after intake of food or fruit juice).

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Labixten may interact with:
Rifampicin
Cyclosporine
– Ketoconazole
– Other antihistamines, e.g. Chlorpheniramine, Levocetirizine, Promethazine
– Opioids, e.g. Tramadol, Codeine, Oxycodone

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Labixten in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Labixten is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Labixten in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.