About Alaspan Tablet 10s
Alaspan 10mg is categoriszed as an antihistamine medication that is primarily used to relieve the symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, itching, hay fever, urticaria (hives), and another type of allergies (seasonal or non-seasonal). However, this drug is not used to prevent or treat a severe allergic reaction, including anaphylaxis. Alaspan Tablet 10s is also useful in treating skin hives and itching in persons having serious skin diseases.
Allergy is a natural response of the immune system against a foreign substance (known as allergens) that may or may not be harmful to the body. Allergens may include certain types of foods, pet dander, and pollen. The work of the immune system to act as a defence by fighting with pathogens. It does so by attacking anything that it thinks could put the body at risk of danger.
Alaspan Tablet 10s is known as a non-drowsy antihistamine. It’s less likely to make you feel sleepy than some other antihistamines. However, some people still find it makes them feel quite tired. Being an antihistamine, Alaspan Tablet 10s is responsible for reducing the effects of natural chemical ‘histamine’ present in the body. This chemical is responsible for producing symptoms, including watery eyes, runny nose, and other allergic symptoms.
Alaspan Tablet 10s is a non-sedating and long-acting medicine that acts by blocking one type of histamine receptor H₁ receptor’ and thus restricts the histamine to activate this receptor. Alaspan Tablet 10s is different from another antihistamine, so it does not enter inside the brain from blood and therefore does not cause drowsiness in the body.
A person is not allowed to take this drug if they are allergic to Alaspan Tablet 10s or any other component present in it. Use it in the same manner as suggested by the doctor. Never increase or reduce the dose than recommended by the doctor. This drug is usually taken for the prescribed time limit until the symptoms clear up. Additionally, the usage of this medicine is not allowed in children younger than 2 years. The doctor suggests the strength, time intervals between two doses so follow their directions. The usage of Alaspan Tablet 10s may cause some side effects including sore throat, mouth sores, headache, dry mouth, nosebleed, difficulty falling asleep, or staying asleep. However, these side effects may do not last long and go within some time. However, if a person faces any severe side effects, including difficulty breathing, hoarseness then they must ask their doctor about it on an urgent basis.
Uses of Alaspan Tablet 10s
Allergic conditions such as hay fever (an allergy caused by pollen or dust), conjunctivitis (red, itchy eye), eczema (dermatitis), hives (red, raised patches or dots), reactions to insect bites and stings and some food allergies.
Alaspan Tablet 10s is indicated for the treatment of various types of allergies. Alaspan Tablet 10s is widely used to relieve the symptoms of allergies including watery eyes (e.g. in hay fever), runny and blocked nose, sneezing, and urticaria that is a skin condition with a pale or red irregular raised patches and severe itching. Alaspan Tablet 10s acts by blocking the action of histamine, which is a natural substance released by the body and is responsible for causing allergic symptoms. It acts selectively on peripheral histamine-1 (H-1) receptors that are present outside the brain and spinal cord as it works outside the brain, so it does not cause too much drowsiness as compared to other antihistamines.
Directions for Use
Side Effects of Alaspan Tablet 10s
Like all medications, Alaspan Tablet 10s may cause certain side effects, however, not everyone faces them. Stop taking Alaspan Tablet 10s at once and tell you’re doctor if you face any side effects including swelling of the face or throat, difficulty in breathing, shock, rash, itching. Some of the common side effects in adults and children over 12 years of age include drowsiness, headache, increased appetite, trouble sleeping. The most seen side effects in children aged 2 to 12 years include headache, nervousness, and tiredness. This is a list of only a few side effects and even most of the people’s side effects of the drug doe, not medical attention.
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Before you’re doctor prescribes Alaspan Tablet 10s, tell them if you are sensitive to it or any other component present in this as it may cause serious allergic reactions in the body. Never try to self-treat yourself with this drug without talking to you’re doctor as it may cause serious side effects. If you are a patient with kidney disease, the liver disease then tells about this to you’re doctor first before they prescribe this medicine to you. Elderly persons may be more sensitive to the serious reactions of this drug, especially lightheadedness or confusion. The use of Alaspan Tablet 10s is restricted in pregnant females, or breastfeeding mothers so do not take it. Usually, Alaspan Tablet 10s does not cause drowsiness as this medicine does not go inside the brain, but still, a person taking it is not allowed to drive or do any work that needs clear attention.
Drug-Drug Interaction: The possible drug interaction of Alaspan Tablet 10s include a medicine used to treat low blood pressure (midodrine), a medicine used to treat an irregular heartbeat (amiodarone), a medicine to treat fungal infections (ketoconazole), an antibiotic (erythromycin), a medicine used to treat low blood pressure (midodrine), medicines used to treat HIV infection (ritonavir), and an indigestion medicine (cimetidine).
Drug-Food Interaction: There is alcohol, and food interaction is reported with Alaspan Tablet 10s. Consuming large amounts of alcohol and fruit juices, including grapefruit, orange and apple, may decrease the levels of Alaspan Tablet 10s in you’re body.
Drug-Disease Interaction: Persons dealing with liver or kidney disease are not allowed to take Alaspan Tablet 10s as it may cause serious disease.
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You are recommended to avoid consumption of alcohol with Alaspan Tablet 10s as it may increase the risk of side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, or difficulty in concentrating.
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Alaspan Tablet 10s is not allowed to use in pregnancy unless the doctor strictly suggests it.
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Avoid breastfeeding while taking Alaspan Tablet 10s as it may be excreted in breast milk and cause adverse effects in the baby.
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Although Alaspan Tablet 10s did not cause drowsiness some persons are susceptible to it. However, it is advised to avoid driving or any task that needs mental alertness.
Alaspan Tablet 10s is safe to use in patients with liver disease. However, dosage adjustment is required.
Alaspan Tablet 10s is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. However, dosage adjustment is required.
Diet & Lifestyle Advise
- Try to include peppers, berries, parsley, and onion in you’re diet as all these foods have quercetin which is a natural chemical that reduces histamine effects.
- Include Kiwi and other vitamins C rich food in you’re daily diet as it may reduce the histamine effects.
- There is an enzyme known as ‘bromelain’ present in pineapple that helps to reduce allergic response in the body, so eat it too for good health.
- Honey is a complete food that helps to deal with all types of allergies. Take small doses of it regularly.
- Avoid going in grassy open spaces in the evening, night, and morning as the pollen count is high during these times, and it may tier the allergic symptoms.
- Avoid every place that is contaminated with fur and dander as it may worsen the allergic response.