Last update: July 10, 2014


Low Risk for breastfeeding

Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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Second generation anti-histaminic and piperidine drug with a slightly sedative effect.

Second generation anti-histaminic medicines are considered to be safe while breastfeeding.

On latest update no relevant data related to breastfeeding was found.

Its high protein-binding capacity makes excretion into breast milk unlikely.

For long-term treatment a better known drug related to breastfeeding should be preferred.


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Ebastine belongs to this group or family:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Ebastine in its composition:


Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 469 daltons
Protein Binding > 95 %
Tmax 2,6 - 4 hours
T1/2 13,8 - 19 hours


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