Fexofenadine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Fexofenadine

Generic Name : Fexofenadine
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Fexofenadine are provided here.

Pronunciation : Fex-0-fen-e-dine

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Fexofenadine, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y55.5 Therapeutic Classification : Antihistamines And Decongestants

Trade Names/Brand Names of Fexofenadine

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International :


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 be taken? (Contraindications)


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 for Fexofenadine?

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.
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