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.
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).
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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
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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.