Fexofenadine and Allergies

Can you have an allergic reaction to fexofenadine?

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What are the side effects of fexofenadine?

More than 1 in 100 people experience common side effects from fexofenadine. If you are experiencing nausea or drowsiness from the side effects, speak with your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Does fexofenadine have side effects?

What time of day should I take fexofenadine? Fexofenadine tablets that are disintegrating (such as Allegra ODT) should be taken one hour before or two hours after a meal on an empty stomach. Before measuring the dose of fexofenadine suspension, shake the container well to mix the medication.

Can you have an allergic reaction to fexofenadine?

Call your doctor at once if you have: breathing problems; swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet; fast or pounding heartbeats and sudden dizziness (like you might pass out); or jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes). Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have: breathing problems; swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet; fast or pounding heartbeats and sudden dizziness (like you might pass out); jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes). If you experience flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, or fatigue after taking fexofenadine, stop taking the medication and contact your doctor immediately.[1]

  • Can you be allergic to fexofenadine?

How long does fexofenadine stay in your system? The first dose may provide relief from symptoms within 10-20 minutes. Since taking this medication, patients should expect to see a reduction in their allergy symptoms within an hour, with peak effects usually occurring two to three hours after ingestion. The effects of Fexofenadine last for 12 hours after being taken orally.

How long will the side effects of fexofenadine last?

You should take your tablet with water before you eat a meal. This medicine starts to relieve your symptoms within an hour and lasts for a day. If you take too many pills, please call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency department. Dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue and dry mouth are all symptoms of an overdose in adults.[2]

  • How long do fexofenadine side effects last?

How effective is fexofenadine? Fexofenadine has been shown to be more effective than loratadine at relieving the individual symptoms of nasal congestion, itchy eyes, and watery eyes. It is just as effective as cetirizine but has fewer side effects.

What is the active ingredient in fexofenadine?

It inhibits histamine production to treat allergies. Fexofenadine is available under the brand name Allegra. Fexofenadine is also available under the brand name Allegra Allergy 12 Hour. Fexofenadine is also available under the brand name Allegra Allergy 24 Hour. Fexofenadine for children is also available under the brand name Children's Allegra Allergy. Finally, fexofenadine is also available under the brand name Mucinex Allergy.

  • What allergy medicine has fexofenadine?

Can fexofenadine cause rash? This drug causes serious allergic reactions infrequently. If you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, get medical help immediately. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room: rash, itching or swelling (particularly in the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, and difficulty breathing.

What are the possible side effects of fexofenadine?

Side effects that are commonly experienced include headaches, feeling sleepy, dry mouth, feeling sick, and dizziness. Do not drink grapefruit juice, apple juice, or orange juice while you're taking fexofenadine. You may be more likely to experience side effects.

  • What are the side effects of fexofenadine?

What happens if you take fexofenadine with fruit juice? Fruit juices can decrease the absorption of Allegra by the body. This may reduce the drug's efficacy. Do not take Allegra within 4 hours of drinking fruit juice.

What medications should not be taken with fexofenadine?

Do not take fexofenadine with fruit juice. Apple, orange, and grapefruit juices can make it harder for your body to absorb fexofenadine. Do not take an antacid within 2 hours before or after taking fexofenadine. Certain antacids can interfere with the absorption of fexofenadine.

  • What can you not take with fexofenadine?

What is fexofenadine used to treat?

The brand name for this medication is Allegra. USES: Fexofenadine is an antihistamine. It is used to relieve symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, itching eyes/nose, sneezing, hives, and itching. It prevents histamine, a natural substance your body makes during an allergic reaction, from working.[3]

  • What is fexofenadine generic for?
  • What is the generic for fexofenadine?

What is the generic name for Allegra?

The generic for the brand name Allegra is Fexofenadine Hydrochloride.[4]

  • What is the brand name for fexofenadine?

References

  1. https://www.drugs.com/mtm/fexofenadine.html
  2. https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/3488/pil
  3. https://www.medicinenet.com/fexofenadine-oral/article.htm
  4. https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/medicines/brand/amt,93351000036108/fexofenadine-hydrochloride-terry-white-chemists

EpiPen

  • For use in emergencies
  • Acts quickly to treat allergic reactions
  • Easy to administer
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Fexofenadine

  • Antihistamine medication to treat hay fever
  • Relieves runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezing
  • Offers effective relief
From
£12.99 View Product