Afexdine 180 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Afexdine Tablet
Afexdine 180 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of allergy symptoms. It relieves the symptoms that occur due to long-term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria) such as itching, swelling and rashes.
Afexdine Tablet side effects
Common
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
How to use Afexdine Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Afexdine 180 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
How Afexdine Tablet works
Afexdine 180 mg Tablet is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger (histamine) in the body.
Afexdine Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Afexdine 180 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Afexdine 180 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Afexdine 180 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Because of low milk levels and lack of sleepiness, use of Afexdine 180 mg Tablet would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed babies.
Driving
SAFE
Afexdine 180 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Afexdine 180 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Afexdine 180 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
Afexdine 180 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Afexdine 180 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Afexdine 180 mg Tablet helps with the symptoms of allergies such as itching, redness, and rashes.
  • It is less likely to make you feel sleepy than some other similar medicines.
  • It works best when taken regularly, even before symptoms appear.
  • Do not take it with any fruit juices (such as apple, orange, or grapefruit) as they might make the drug less effective.
  • It may cause nausea. Stick to simple meals and don't eat rich or spicy food.
  • Avoid using antacids within 30 minutes before or after taking this medicine. It can make it harder for your body to absorb this medication.

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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Can I take Afexdine for an allergic reaction?
Afexdine is an antihistaminic drug. Afexdine is used to treat the symptoms of hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) such as sneezing, itchy and runny nose and red, itchy and watery eyes and Afexdine 180mg is used for long term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria) such as itching, swelling, and rashes. Please consult your doctor before taking Afexdine for any allergic reaction.
Q. Is Afexdine a stimulant?
Afexdine is not a stimulant. It belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines.
Q. Is Afexdine better than cetirizine?
Both cetirizine and Afexdine are antihistamines. Both medications work well for the treatment of seasonal hay fever and urticaria, but their effect may vary upon individual response. Cetirizine has shown to produce greater relief of seasonal allergic rhinitis symptoms than Afexdine at 12 hours postdose. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.
Q. Can I take Afexdine for hives (urticaria)?
Urticaria, commonly known as hives can be acute or chronic. Afexdine 180mg is used to relieve symptoms like itching, swelling, and rashes that occur with long term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria). Talk to your doctor for the treatment of hives.
Q. Can I take Afexdine for itchy skin?
Afexdine is used to relieve symptoms like itching, swelling, and rashes that occur with long term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria). If you are suffering from itchy skin, please consult your doctor before taking any medicines as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Can I take Afexdine for food allergy?
It is not recommended to use Afexdine for food allergy.
Q. Can I take Afexdine for a rash?
Afexdine is used to relieve itching, swelling, and rashes that occur with long term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria). If you are suffering from itchy skin, please consult your doctor before taking any medicines as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Can I take Afexdine for wasp sting?
It is not recommended to use Afexdine for the wasp sting.
Q. Can I take Afexdine for a bee sting?
It is not recommended to use Afexdine for bee sting.
Q. Can I take Afexdine for mosquito bites?
It is not recommended to use Afexdine for mosquito bites.
Q. Does Afexdine keep you awake?
Afexdine can cause sleepiness as a side effect. However, Afexdine can also cause difficulty in sleeping (insomnia) and sleeping problems in some people. The effect of Afexdine on sleep is variable.
Q. Does Afexdine cause weight gain?
Afexdine is not reported to cause weight gain. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking Afexdine.
Q. Does Afexdine stop itching?
Afexdine can help to stop itching associated with hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) and long term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria). Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine for itching as it may require a proper diagnosis of the underlying disease and treatment.
Q. Does Afexdine expire?
Yes, Afexdine does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Q. Does Afexdine cause dementia?
Afexdine is not known to cause dementia. Please consult your doctor if you have any signs and symptoms of dementia as it would require proper diagnosis and management.
Q. Does Afexdine raise blood sugar?
Afexdine is not known to raise blood sugar. Please consult your doctor if you have increased blood sugar after taking Afexdine.
Q. Does Afexdine effect blood pressure?
Afexdine is not known to effect blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience blood pressure changes after taking Afexdine.
Q. Does Afexdine cause insomnia?
Afexdine can cause difficulty in sleeping (insomnia) as a side effect. However, Afexdine can also cause sleepiness in some people. The effect of Afexdine on sleep is variable. Talk to your doctor in case you experience sleep problems while taking Afexdine.
Q. Does Afexdine contain codeine?
Afexdine does not contain codeine. However, always check the label of a drug for the complete list of all ingredients in a medicine.
Q. Does Afexdine effect the contraceptive pill (birth control pill)?
Afexdine hydrochloride has not shown to effect the contraceptive pill. However, please consult your doctor before taking Afexdine if you are already taking contraceptive pills.
Q. Is Afexdine a steroid?
Afexdine is not a steroid. Afexdine belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines.
Q. Is Afexdine better than cetirizine?
Afexdine and cetirizine belong to the same class of medicines known as antihistamines with similar action. However, Afexdine is non-sedative while cetirizine does cause some sedation. Also, their effect may vary upon individual response. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Is Afexdine safe?
Afexdine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Afexdine make you feel drowsy?
Drowsiness is a common side effect of Afexdine. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive drowsiness after taking Afexdine.
Q. Is Afexdine over the counter?
Afexdine is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine.
Q. Is Afexdine a decongestant?
Afexdine is not a decongestant. Afexdine belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines and is used to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis and allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria). Decongestants are medicines that relieve congestion by reducing swelling, inflammation and mucus formation in the nose making it easier for a person to breathe. Their main action is activation of alpha-adrenergic receptors which vasoconstricts (narrows) blood vessels. Examples of decongestants are pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine.
Q. Is Afexdine anticholinergic?
Afexdine is not an anticholinergic. Afexdine belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines.
Q. Is Afexdine a stimulant?
Afexdine is not a stimulant. Afexdine belongs to a group of medcines known as antihistamines and is used to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis and allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria).
Q. Can I take Afexdine with cetirizine?
Afexdine and cetirizine both belong to the same group of medicines known as antihistamines with similar action. Although there are no reported drug interactions, please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Afexdine with loratadine?
Loratadine will increase the level or effect of Afexdine by decreasing its metabolism (breakdown). Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Afexdine with omeprazole?
Afexdine can be taken with omeprazole. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Afexdine with citalopram?
Afexdine can be taken with citalopram. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Afexdine with prednisone?
Afexdine can be taken with prednisone. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Afexdine with amoxicillin?
Afexdine can be taken with amoxicillin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Afexdine while having high blood pressure?
Afexdine does not effect blood pressure. Always share your medical history with your doctor before taking any medicines.
Q. Can I take Afexdine with paracetamol?
Afexdine can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Afexdine with ibuprofen?
Afexdine can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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