Fexofenadine Hydrochloride 120mg & 180mg Antihistamine Tablets

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Fexofenadine is an antihistamine medicine which is a popular treatment for allergies, such as: hay fever, eczema, hives and allergic conjunctivitis. It can also be used to treat allergic reactions to insect bites and stings and some food allergies.

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Fexofenadine Hydrochloride

Fexofenadine Hydrochloride is the generic version of Allegra, but works in the same way with the same active ingredient, Fexofenadine.

Fexofenadine is an antihistamine medicine which is a popular treatment for allergies, such as: hay fever, eczema, hives and allergic conjunctivitis. It can also be used to treat allergic reactions to insect bites and stings and some food allergies.

An allergy is when the body has a reaction to a particular food or substance and is affects more than 1 in 4 people in the UK at some point in their lives. Common symptoms of allergies are: sneezing, runny nose and watery eyes (commonly hay fever), as well as itching (hives).

For more information about Allergies in general, click here.

Fexofenadine tablets can be taken at the first sign of symptoms (sneezing, running nose, watery eyes, itchiness), or over a period of time to prevent symptoms such as hay fever during a high pollen season to provide long-term allergy relief.

Don’t drink grapefruit juice, apple juice or orange juice while you’re taking fexofenadine. It might make you more likely to get side effects.
It’s best not to drink alcohol while you’re taking fexofenadine as it can make you feel sleepy.

Fexofenadine isn’t suitable for some people if you:

  • Had an allergic reaction to fexofenadine or any other medicines in the past
  • Have problems with your liver or kidneys
  • Ever have had, heart problems
  • Suffer epilepsy or another health problem that puts you at risk of seizures

For hay fever – the usual dose for adults and children aged 12 years and over is 120mg once a day. For hives (nettle rash) – the usual dose for adults and children aged 12 years and over is 180mg once a day.

Always take your Fexofenadine tablets with a drink of water before a meal. Swallow them whole – do not chew them.

Hay Fever

Check if you have hay fever – Symptoms of hay fever include:

● Sneezing and coughing
● A runny or blocked nose
● Itchy, red or watery eyes
● Itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears
● Loss of smell
● Pain around your temples and forehead
● Headache
● Earache
● Feeling tired

If you have asthma, you might also:
● Have a tight feeling in your chest
● Be short of breath
● Wheeze and cough

Hay fever will last for weeks or months, unlike a cold, which usually goes away after 1 to 2 weeks.

How to treat hay fever yourself?
There’s currently no cure for hay fever and you can’t prevent it. But you can do things to ease your symptoms when the pollen count is high.

Do
● Put Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen
● Wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting into your eyes
● Shower and change your clothes after you’ve been outside to wash pollen off
● Stay indoors whenever possible
● Keep windows and doors shut as much as possible
● Vacuum regularly and dust with a damp cloth
● Buy a pollen filter for the air vents in your car and a vacuum cleaner with a special HEPA filter

Don’t
● Cut grass or walk on grass
● Spend too much time outside
● Keep fresh flowers in the house
● Smoke or be around smoke – it makes your symptoms worse
● Dry clothes outside – they can catch pollen
● Let pets into the house if possible – they can carry pollen indoors

Further Information

Further information can be found on the manufacturers
Paitient Information Leaflet and printed if required.

(pollen forecast).

Side Effects

Like all medicines, fexofenadine can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.

Common side effects
Common side effects of fexofenadine happen in more than 1 in 100 people. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if these side effects bother you or don’t go away:

feeling sick
feeling sleepy
headache
dry mouth
feeling dizzy
Serious side effects
It’s rare to have a serious side effect with fexofenadine.

Tell your doctor straight away if you have a fast or irregular heartbeat.

Serious allergic reaction
In rare cases, it’s possible to have a serious allergic reaction to fexofenadine.

For a full list see the Patient information leaflet.