DRYNOL tablets contain bilastine which is a antihistamine. DRYNOL 20 mg tablets are used to relieve the symptoms of hayfever (sneezing, itchy, runny, blocked-up nose and red and watery eyes) and other forms of allergic rhinitis. They may also be used to treat itchy skin rashes (hives or urticaria).

Whats the dose

Adults, including the elderly and adolescents aged 12 years and over:

  • Take one tablet daily.
  • The tablet must be taken on an empty stomach, for example in the morning prior to breakfast. You must not eat for 1 hour after taking bilastine.
  • Swallow your tablet with a glass of water.
  • The score line is not intended to divide the tablet into equal doses. It can be used to break the tablet and make swallowing easier.

Regarding the duration of treatment, your physician will determine the type of disease you are suffering from and will determine for how long you should take DRYNOL.

What are the side effects

Common: affects 1 to 10 users in 100

  • headache
  • drowsiness

uncommon: affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000

  • abnormal ECG heart tracing
  • blood tests which show changes in the way the liver is working • dizziness
  • stomach pain
  • tiredness
  • increased appetite
  • irregular heartbeat
  • increased weight
  • nausea (the feeling of being sick)
  • anxiety
  • dry or uncomfortable nose
  • belly pain
  • diarrhoea
  • gastritis (inflammation of the stomach wall)
  • vertigo (a feeling of dizziness or spinning)
  • feeling of weakness
  • thirst
  • dyspnoea (difficulty in breathing )
  • dry mouth
  • indigestion
  • itching
  • cold sores (oral herpes)
  • fever
  • tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • difficulty in sleeping
  • blood tests which show changes in the way kidney is working

If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

How to store Drynol

  • Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
  • Do not use DRYNOL after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and the blisters after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
  • This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
  • Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

References:

http://www.medicines.ie/medicine/15036/SPC/Drynol+20+mg+tablets/

https://www.drugs.com/international/drynol.html

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Health Reference: Hay fever