Rupatadine is indicated for the symptomatic treatment of
- Seasonal allergic rhinitis
- Perennial allergic rhinitis
- Chronic idiopathic urticaria
Dosage & Administration
Adults and adolescents (over 12 years of age) - The recommended dose is 10 mg (one tablet) once a day, with or without food.
Elderly (above 65 years) - Rupatadine should be used with caution in elderly. No information is available that indicates the requirement of any dose adjustment for this group of patients.
Administration of a dose of 10 mg daily of Rupatadine has not shown significant effects on the function of the central nervous system as seen in specific studies done for psychomotor function. Nevertheless, the patient should take precaution in driving or managing machines.
Use in Pegnency and Lactation
Data on a limited number exposed pregnencies indicate no adverse effects of Rupatadine on pregnancy or on the health of the foetus/newborn child. To date, no other relevant epidemiological data are available. Animal studies do not indicate direct or indirect harmful effects with respect to pregnancy, embryonal/foetal development, parturition or postnatal development. Caution should be exercised when prescribing Rupatadine to pregnant women.Rupatadine is excreted in animal milk. It is unknown whether Rupatadine is excreted into breast milk. Due to the lack of human data, caution should be exercised when prescribing Rupatadine to lactating mother.