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Basic Facts About Fexofenadine
Fexofenadine is prescribed for the treatment of seasonal allergy symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, or itchy and watery eyes. Fexofenadine may likewise be used for the treatment of skin itching and hives. It could also be used for the cure and treatment of several other conditions indicated by a physician.
Fexofenadine is classified as an antihistamine. This drug works by blocking a chemical in
the body named histamine, decreasing the effects of certain symptoms of allergy.
When Not To Use Fexofenadine
Never use Fexofedanine if the patient is allergic to any element in Fexofedanine. Get in touch with your health care provider or physician immediately if any of these conditions affect you.
Administration of Fexofenadine
Take Fexofenadine as prescribed by your doctor. Check the label of the drug to get the dosage instructions. Fexofenadine may also be administered orally with or with no food. Fexofenadine should be taken with a glass of water, around 8 ounces or 240 milliliters.
Fruit juices should never be taken simultaneously with Fexofenadine. This is because there are some fruit juices such as apple, grapefruit, orange that could decrease the effectiveness of Fexofenadine.
Fexofenadine should also not be administered if the patient is taking antacids containing magnesium or aluminum. A consultation with the pharmacist or doctor on how to properly take these antacids with Fexofenadine would be most recommended.
In case you miss a dosage of the drug, take a dosage of Fexofenadine as soon as possible. Do not take a missed dose in case it is about time for you to take the next dose.
A health care provider must be consulted, in case there are any other questions on the proper use of Fexofenadine.
Important Safety Information on Fexofenadine
This drug may cause dizziness in certain situations. Fexofenadine does not normally cause drowsiness on a patient when it is used under usual circumstances and at the recommended doses. Nonetheless, the said effect may worsen if the patient takes certain medicines or alcohol with Fexofenadine.
Take Fexofenadine with caution. Never drive or do potentially risky tasks until the patient knows how to properly respond to it.
Side Effects of Fexofenadine
Most medicines have certain side effects, although most people do not experience any at all. However, consult your doctor in case any of these common side
effects persist, including stomachache, dizziness and headache. If, in any case, you experience the more severe side effects including serious allergic reactions like itching, rashes, swelling of the face, mouth, tongue, and lips, tightness in the chest, severe coughing or vomiting, and headache.