Fexofenadine hydrochloride


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ANTI HYSTAMINE and Fexofendine Hydrycoloride


My question is i have been prescribed Fexofendine Hydrycoloride for an ongoing sympton which I have had for 6 months. i am concerned about taking these for something that has not been confirmed. Since february of this year I have had on/off symptons o...
by Anonymous, 08/09/2006

Heart rhyms


I have a pacemaker which has been successful in controlling my tachycardia episodes that had plagued my life since I was eighteen and I apparently inherited the condition from my father. I am 54 and I have very happy with the independence that my pace...
by Ann in Adelaide, South Australia, australia, 03/29/2006

Fexofenadine hydrochloride
Fexofenadine hydrochloride (Allegra)
Fexofenadine hydrochloride
(fex-oh- FEN-ah-deen)
Pregnancy Category: C Allegra (Rx)

Classification: Antihistamine

See Also: See also Antihistamines .

Action/Kinetics: Fexofenadine, a metabolite of terfenadine, is an H 1-histamine receptor blocker. Low to no sedative or anticholinergic effects. Onset: Rapid. Peak plasma levels: 2.6 hr. t 1/2, terminal: 14.4 hr. Approximately 90% of the drug is excreted through the feces (80%) and urine (10%) unchanged.

Uses: Seasonal allergic rhinitis, including sneezing; rhinorrhea; itchy nose, throat, or palate; and itchy, watery, and red eyes in adults and children 12 years of age and older.

Special Concerns: Use with care during lactation. Safety and efficacy have not been determined in children less than 12 years of age.

Side Effects: CNS: Drowsiness, fatigue, headache. GI: Nausea, dyspepsia. Respiratory: Sinusitis, throat irritation, pharyngitis. Miscellaneous: Viral infection (flu, colds), dysmenorrhea.

Drug Interactions: No differences in side effects or the QTc interval were observed when fexofenadine was given with either erythromycin or ketoconazole.

How Supplied: Capsule: 60 mg

Dosage
?Capsules Seasonal allergic rhinitis.
Adults and children over 12 years of age: 60 mg b.i.d. In clients with decreased renal function, the initial dose should be 60 mg once daily.

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