Altiva 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.
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Drug information on Altiva (Fexofenadine) from Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. (Consumer Healthcare)
Drug Name : Fexofenadine
Fexofenadine(Allegra) generic Altiva 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.
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Trade Names for 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.
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.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with water.
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.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.