This medication is an antihistamine, prescribed for seasonal allergic reactions such as runny nose, sneezing, red, itchy, or watery eyes; itching. It blocks histamines action, which reduces allergy symptoms.
How does Fexofenadine work:
Fexofenadine lowers or stops the bodys reaction to the allergen.
How should Fexofenadine be used:
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. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with water.
Common side effects of Fexofenadine :
Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, having blurred eyesight, or a change in thinking clearly. Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert or have clear eyesight until you see how this drug affects you. - Headache.
What do I do if I miss a dose
Use a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Many times this drug is taken on an as needed basis
What precautions should I take when taking Fexofenadine :
If you have an allergy to fexofenadine or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
When do I need to seek medical help
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Feeling very tired or weak. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Can I take Fexofenadine with other medicines:
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Are there any food restrictions
How do I store Fexofenadine :
Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.