- Type of antihistamine medication
- Used to relieve symptoms of hay fever
- Available in 120mg or 180mg tablets
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Fexofenadine is a non-drowsy, effective medication for hay fever, hives, and other allergy symptoms. It comes in tablet form and includes the active component fexofenadine hydrochloride. It comes in two strengths: 120mg and 180mg.
The medication works by inhibiting the activity of histamine, a natural molecule produced by the body in response to an allergic reaction. Because fexofenadine is a non-drowsy antihistamine, it is less likely than other antihistamines to cause sleepiness.
Adults and children can take fexofenadine, which is also sold in the UK under the brand names Almerg, Telfast, and Treathay.
If you have an allergy to fexofenadine or any of the other ingredients in this drug, you should not use it.
Patient Information Leaflet (from EMC): https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.3487.pdf
Fexofenadine tablets come in a variety of strengths: 30 mg, 120 mg, and 180 mg. Fexofenadine is available in 120mg and 180mg pills at Ashcroft Pharmacy.
Depending on why you're taking fexofenadine, your dosage will be different.
120mg Fexofenadine Tablets
Adults and children aged 12 and above should take 120mg once a day for hay fever and allergies. Continue to use the tablets as long as necessary.
180mg Fexofenadine Tablets
The standard dose for adults and children aged 12 and up with hives or itchy skin that lasts 6 weeks or more is 180mg once per day.
The maximum amount of fexofenadine you can take in a single day is 180mg. A professional may, however, prescribe more than this in specific circumstances.
When using fexofenadine, always follow your doctor's recommendations.
How do Fexofenadine tablets work?
The body releases histamine when we come into contact with pollen or other external things to which we are allergic. The histamine released subsequently binds to histamine receptors, causing symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, and watery or itchy eyes, which are common in hay fever and allergies.
Fexofenadine hydrochloride works by preventing histamine from binding to histamine receptors. Symptoms do not arise because histamine is unable to attach to receptors.
How long does it take Fexofenadine to work?
You will start to feel the benefits of fexofenadine within an hour of taking the tablet.
How long does Fexofenadine last?
One 120mg tablet of fexofenadine is effective for up to 24 hours.
How should fexofenadine tablets be taken?
Fexofenadine tablets should be taken once per day, at the same time each day. Tablets can be taken with or without food. If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it has been four hours since you were supposed to take a dose, do not take an extra dose to compensate; instead, wait until the following dose. Setting an alarm can help you remember to take your medication.
If you take an excess dose by accident, fexofenadine is unlikely to harm you. You may, however, be more susceptible to typical adverse effects.
Always follow your doctor's or pharmacist's instructions when using this (or any other) medication.
What to do if Fexofenadine doesn't work
If fexofenadine isn't functioning, what should you do?
If fexofenadine 120mg isn't working, talk to your doctor or pharmacist about increasing the dose to 180mg of fexofenadine. If you're still having trouble getting full relief, talk to your pharmacist about trying a nasal spray. For optimal relief, the following medications are frequently used with fexofenadine.
These choices are all simple to use and successful in the treatment of hay fever and other allergies.
When it comes to fexofenadine, Allegra, and Telfast, what's the difference?
Fexofenadine is the active ingredient in the marketed medications Telfast and Allegra. Because all of the formulations contain the same active component, there is no difference between them. You can get fexofenadine tablets for a much less money if you order them online from Ashcroft Pharmacy.
How do I store and/or throw out Fexofenadine Tablets?
- Allow to cool to room temperature before using.
- Store in a cool, dry location. Do not keep it in the bathroom.
- Keep any medications in a secure location. All medications should be kept out of the reach of children and pets.
- Drugs that are no longer in use or that have expired should be discarded. Unless otherwise instructed, do not flush down a toilet or pour anything down a drain. If you have any doubts regarding how to properly dispose of medications, consult your pharmacist. In your location, there may be drug disposal programmes.
Fexofenadine, like all drugs, can produce side effects, though not everyone experiences them.
Fexofenadine side effects can affect more than one out of every 100 persons.
Common Side Effects
If these side effects annoy you or do not go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist:
- feeling dizzy with a dry mouth
- headaches that make you sleepy
- feeling unwell (nausea)
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