Posology: Adults and adolescents (12 years of age and over): 20 mg bilastine (1 tablet) once daily for the relief of symptoms of allergic rhino conjunctivitis (SAR and PAR) and urticaria.
The tablet should be taken one hour before or two hours after intake of food or fruit juice (see Interactions).
Special populations: Older people: No dosage adjustments are required in older patients (see Pharmacology: Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics under Actions). There is little experience in patients above the age of 65.
Patients with renal impairment: No dosage adjustment is required in patients with renal impairment. (See Pharmacology: Pharmacokinetics under Actions.)
Patients with hepatic impairment: There is no clinical experience in patients with hepatic impairment. Since bilastine is not metabolized and renal clearance is its major elimination route, hepatic impairment is not expected to increase systemic exposure above the safety margin. Therefore, no dosage adjustment is required in patients with hepatic impairment (see Pharmacology: Pharmacokinetics under Actions).
Paediatric population: There is no relevant use of bilastine in children aged 0 to 2 years in the indications allergic rhino-conjunctivitis and urticaria. The safety and efficacy in children below 12 years have not yet been established.
Duration of treatment: For allergic rhinitis the treatment should be limited to the period of exposure to allergens. For seasonal allergic rhinitis treatment could be discontinued after the symptoms have resolved and reinitiated upon their reappearance. In perennial allergic rhinitis continued treatment may be proposed to the patients during the allergen exposure periods. For urticaria the duration of treatment depends on the type, duration and course of the complaints.
Method of administration: Oral use.
The tablet is to be swallowed with water. It is recommended to take the daily dose in one single intake.