Fexofenadine (Biofen) 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.
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.
Side effects of Biofen
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.
How to use Biofen?
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with water.
When Should Biofen not be taken? (Contraindications)
Warnings and Precautions for Biofen
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.
Other Precautions for Biofen
Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions for Biofen
Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.
Biofen(Fexofenadine) : Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is Biofen more effective than Cetirizine?
A: According to several studies, cetirizine tends to have a longer duration of action than Biofen and is more effective at treating allergic rhinitis and urticaria symptoms (1✔✔Trusted Source Comparative efficacy of cetirizine and fexofenadine for seasonal allergic rhinitis, 5-12 hours postdose, in the environmental exposure unit
A: Biofen is one of the least sedatives of the second-generation antihistamines. Even at dosages higher than recommended, it does not significantly cross the blood-brain barrier (2✔✔Trusted Source Safety of second generation antihistamines
A: Biofen is available as a tablet and an oral suspension and is usually taken once or twice a day. This medication will work better if it is not taken with orange juice, grapefruit juice, or apple juice (3✔✔Trusted Source Fexofenadine : Medlineplus
A: When alcohol is taken with Biofen, it will make you feel sleepy. It is better to avoid alcohol when you are taking this medication, especially when you have to be alert or work with heavy machinery (4✔✔Trusted Source Fexofenadine : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol
A: Biofen tablets and orally disintegrating tablets are not recommended for use in children younger than 6 years of age. The oral suspension is FDA-approved for prescription use in children 6 months and older and for over-the-counter use in children 2 years and older (5✔✔Trusted Source Fexofenadine
Medindia updates the prices regularly, however, there may be slight discrepancies in the prices displayed. This can be due to the following reasons:Medindia updates the prices regularly, however, there may be slight discrepancies in the prices displayed. This can be due to the following reasons:
Difference in GST/local taxes
Change in price by the company
Updation of price information may not have happened at the right time
For the above reasons, Medindia cannot be held liable for any action taken based on the information provided by its website. The purpose of this website is to provide initial guidance only and it does not intend to replace professional medical opinion in any manner whatsoever. Please also be aware that Medindia does not buy or sell medication.
Post a Comment
Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.