A questionnaire survey concerning the immediate efficacy of bepotastine besilate (Talion®) was administered to 25 patients with urticaria. All 20 of the 20 patients (100%) who answered the question "When did you feel the effect of inhibition of itching?" reported noticing such an effect within 90 minutes after taking the medicine. Moreover, 92% expressed the opinion that they were conscious of the medication's effectiveness. As for duration of the effect, of 19 patients, 16% reported 4 hours, 32% reported 8 hours, and 47% reported 12 hours. Even though 33% of the patients reported drowsiness as a side effect, 84% wanted to continue using this medicine, proving its high efficacy.
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