Generic Name : Fexofenadine Pronunciation : Fex-0-fen-e-dine Therapeutic Classification : Antihistamines And Decongestants ICD Code : Y55.5
India- Afexdine, Alernex, Alert, Alfexo, Allefast, Allegix, Allegra, Allerfex, Allergo, Allofex, Altiva, Evafex, Fegra, Fenadin, Fexamed, Fexidine, Fexigra, Fexo, Fexodex, Fexodin, Fexofast, Fexofen, Fexona, Fexoquit, Fexot, Fexotrol, Fexova, Histagra, Histaloc, Infexo, Odifex, Oregra, Rhinofex, Ultigra, X-Dine, Zegra.
International- Allegra. Why it is 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 it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
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 it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with water. Warnings and Precautions :
* 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. Side Effects :
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.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.
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