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General Information on Fexofenadine

Generic Name : Fexofenadine

Pronunciation : Fex-0-fen-e-dine

Latest prescription information about Fexofenadine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y55.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Antihistamines And Decongestants

Why is Fexofenadine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antihistamine, prescribed for seasonal allergic reactions such as runny nose, sneezing, red, itchy, or watery eyes; itching. It blocks histamine's action, which reduces allergy symptoms.

When should Fexofenadine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Fexofenadine?

Adults: The recommended dose is 60 mg twice daily or 180 mg once daily with water.
Children 6 to 11 Years: The recommended dose is 30 mg twice daily with water.

How should Fexofenadine be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with water.

What are the warnings and precautions for Fexofenadine?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney problems or trouble in urinating, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Extreme caution needed in children less than 6 months old.

What are the side effects of Fexofenadine?

   Central Nervous System : Headache, fatigue, drowsiness, dizziness, sleeplessness and nervousness.
   Gastrointestinal : Stomach discomfort, vomiting and diarrhea.
   Genitourinary : Painful menstrual period.
   Respiratory : Cough, upper respiratory tract infection and runny nose.
   Miscellaneous : Fever, pain in extremity, fever and ear inflammation.

What are the other precautions for Fexofenadine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Fexofenadine?

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.

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CKJAS 

How long Allegra to be taken

shiya-760 

M having AFEXDAY 180 since 9days and doctor has suggested me to have for 2mnths so I just want to know can I have it that long will it nt effect any other organ of my body?????

Mirjam 

I Have taken Fexo 180 as i suffer from very bad sinus/hayfever like symptoms. from about 3am i will sneeze 50-60 times, i took the tablet this morning and I feel very strange in my head...almost dizzy. thats why i came on line to find out why?

style9 

VERY FATIGUED, WHY CANT YOU TAKE IT WHEN PREGNANT? I am pregnant

Nafisa 

Does anybody know that is there any possibility of gaining weight as the side effect by taking this medicine?

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