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Rafen (Fexofenadine) Drug Price and Information

Fexofenadine (Rafen) 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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Rafen  Tablet  

Generic : Fexofenadine
10 Tablets
Price Updated on August 8, 2019
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Drug information on Rafen (Fexofenadine) from Ratchet Biotech Pvt. Ltd.

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team

Medical condition(s) for which Rafen may be prescribed


Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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 Rafen

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 Rafen?

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


When Should Rafen not be taken? (Contraindications)



Warnings and Precautions for Rafen

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 Rafen

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Rafen

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.

Rafen(Fexofenadine) : Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Rafen more effective than Cetirizine?

A: According to several studies, cetirizine tends to have a longer duration of action than Rafen 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

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Q: Is Rafen a sedative drug?

A: Rafen 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

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Q: How should Rafen be taken?

A: Rafen 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

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Q: What happens if alcohol is taken with Rafen?

A: When alcohol is taken with Rafen, 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

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Q: Can Rafen be given to children?

A: Rafen 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

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  • 1. Comparative efficacy of cetirizine and fexofenadine for seasonal allergic rhinitis, 5-12 hours postdose, in the environmental exposure unit - (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16270720/ )
  • 2. Safety of second generation antihistamines - (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10748947/ )
  • 3. Fexofenadine : Medlineplus - (https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a697035.html )
  • 4. Fexofenadine : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - ( https://www.medindia.net/drugs/drug-food-interactions/fexofenadine.htm )
  • 5. Fexofenadine - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK556104/ )
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