Antihistamines, instructions on how to take them should not be ignored!
It is very important to take the time to read the Patient Information Leafletthat comes with yourantihistamine tabletsto know how to take them properly. We often hear people say that antihistamines are not effective for the treatment of chronic urticaria. However, to get the maximum benefit from antihistamines, it is important to take them regularly, at the same time every day.It is essential to be well informed about medicationprescribed to youto be able to take charge of your treatment. Here are some examples:
BILASTINE (BLEXTEN® in Canada)
Take on an empty stomach, one hour before eating or drinking, or two hours after.Swallow the tablets with water only (not coffee, tea, juice, etc.).
WHY? Food and beverages decrease the amount of medicine available to treat your symptoms.
RUPATADINE (RUPALL® in Canada)
This antihistamine contains lactose. It can be taken with or without food, with the exception of grapefruit or grapefruit juice.
To keep our members well informed on the best way to take different antihistamines,information will be added periodically to the space on our website reserved exclusively for members of the Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria Association. We will also ask our European members to provide us with the commercial names of the various antihistamines because there are different commercial names depending on the country.