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Generic Name: Fexofenadine
Fexofenadine relieves the itchy, runny nose, sneezing, and itchy, red, watery eyes that come with hay fever. It is also used to relieve the itching and welts of hives.
Dosage and Forms
Fexofenadine is available in form of tablets. For seasonal allergies the recommended dose for adults and children 12 years or older is 60 mg twice daily or 180 mg once daily. Children 6-11 years of age should be given 30 mg twice daily. For chronic urticaria, adults and children 12 years or older should use 60 mg twice daily, and children 6-11 years of age should use 30 mg twice daily. Fexofenadine can be taken with or without food.
Contraindications and Precautions
If Fexofenadine gives you an allergic reaction, avoid it in the future. Do not give either product to children under 6.
Stop taking Fexofenadine and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives). Continue to take Fexofenadine and talk to your doctor if you experience nausea or an upset stomach. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Antacids that contain aluminum or magnesium may affect the way that Fexofenadine works or increase the risk of side effects.