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Alerfex 120mg Tablet

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Composition for Alerfex 120mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Alerfex 120mg Tablet

Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies
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Alcohol
MRP
82
₹8.2/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Alerfex Tablet

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Uses of Alerfex Tablet

Alerfex 120mg Tablet is used in the treatment of sneezing and runny nose due to allergies.
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Alerfex Tablet side effects

Common

Headache, Drowsiness, Nausea, Dizziness.

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How to use Alerfex 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. Alerfex 120mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Alerfex Tablet works

Alerfex 120mg 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.

In Depth Information on Alerfex Tablet

Expert advice for Alerfex Tablet

  • Do not take fexofenadine with any fruit juices (such as apple, orange, or grapefruit).
  • Take the disintegrating tablet on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
  • Avoid using antacids within 15 minutes before or after taking this medicine. It can make it harder for your body to absorb this medication.
  • Leave about 2 hours between the time that you take fexofenadine and your indigestion remedy.
  • There may be other drugs that can affect fexofenadine. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all medications you use.
  • Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking fexofenadine: if you have problems with your liver or kidneys, if you have or ever had heart disease, since this kind of medicine may lead to a fast or irregular heartbeat, if you are elderly.
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Alerfex Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Alerfex Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Alerfex 120mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alerfex 120mg 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
Alerfex 120mg 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 Alerfex 120mg Tablet would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed babies.
Driving
SAFE
Alerfex 120mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Alerfex 120mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alerfex 120mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
Alerfex 120mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alerfex 120mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Alerfex Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Fexofenadine

Alerfex is an antihistaminic drug. Alerfex 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 Alerfex 180mg is used for long term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria) such as itching, swelling, and rashes. Please consult your doctor before taking Alerfex for any allergic reaction.
Alerfex is not a stimulant. It belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines.
Q. Is Alerfex better than cetirizine?
Both cetirizine and Alerfex 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 Alerfex at 12 hours postdose. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.
Urticaria, commonly known as hives can be acute or chronic. Alerfex 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.
Alerfex 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.
It is not recommended to use Alerfex for food allergy.
Alerfex 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.
It is not recommended to use Alerfex for the wasp sting.
It is not recommended to use Alerfex for bee sting.
Q. Can I take Alerfex for mosquito bites?
It is not recommended to use Alerfex for mosquito bites.
Alerfex can cause sleepiness as a side effect. However, Alerfex can also cause difficulty in sleeping (insomnia) and sleeping problems in some people. The effect of Alerfex on sleep is variable.
Alerfex is not reported to cause weight gain. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking Alerfex.
Alerfex 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.
Yes, Alerfex does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Alerfex 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.
Alerfex is not known to raise blood sugar. Please consult your doctor if you have increased blood sugar after taking Alerfex.
Alerfex is not known to effect blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience blood pressure changes after taking Alerfex.
Alerfex can cause difficulty in sleeping (insomnia) as a side effect. However, Alerfex can also cause sleepiness in some people. The effect of Alerfex on sleep is variable. Talk to your doctor in case you experience sleep problems while taking Alerfex.
Alerfex does not contain codeine. However, always check the label of a drug for the complete list of all ingredients in a medicine.
Alerfex hydrochloride has not shown to effect the contraceptive pill. However, please consult your doctor before taking Alerfex if you are already taking contraceptive pills.
Alerfex is not a steroid. Alerfex belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines.
Q. Is Alerfex better than cetirizine?
Alerfex and cetirizine belong to the same class of medicines known as antihistamines with similar action. However, Alerfex 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.
Alerfex is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Drowsiness is a common side effect of Alerfex. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive drowsiness after taking Alerfex.
Alerfex is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine.
Alerfex is not a decongestant. Alerfex 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.
Alerfex is not an anticholinergic. Alerfex belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines.
Alerfex is not a stimulant. Alerfex 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 Alerfex with cetirizine?
Alerfex 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 Alerfex with loratadine?
Loratadine will increase the level or effect of Alerfex by decreasing its metabolism (breakdown). Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alerfex with omeprazole?
Alerfex 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 Alerfex with citalopram?
Alerfex 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 Alerfex with prednisone?
Alerfex 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 Alerfex with amoxicillin?
Alerfex 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.
Alerfex does not effect blood pressure. Always share your medical history with your doctor before taking any medicines.
Q. Can I take Alerfex with paracetamol?
Alerfex 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 Alerfex with ibuprofen?
Alerfex 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.
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Taking Alerfex with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Alerfex with Fosaprepitant
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Fosaprepitant: Fosaran, Fosaport
Alerfex with Aprepitant
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Aprepitant: Aprecap, Aprelief, Apriset
Alerfex with Zafirlukast
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Zafirlukast: Zuvair
Alerfex with Etizolam
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Etizolam: Etilax, Etirest, Etimark, Etizep, Etilaam, Solopose, Lam ET, Suprabenz, Sylkam, Etizoram
Alerfex with Nitrazepam
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Nitrazepam: Nap, Nitraz, Nzm, Sopor, N Tra, Nira, Hypnoril, Nitab, Hypnocent
Alerfex with Ginkgo Biloba
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Ginkgo Biloba: Full 24 AM
Alerfex with Univestin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Univestin: Uniortho
Alerfex with Lorazepam
MODERATE
Alerfex with Clarithromycin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Clarithromycin: Clarimac, Klarim, Cloff, Clarital, Truclar, Claricin, Bioclar, Claribid, Clarie, C Cin, Clarigard, Macrobid
Alerfex with Chlordiazepoxide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Chlordiazepoxide: Zepox, Anxibrium, Poxid, Peaceoxide, Anxon H, Equilibrium, Cloxide, Librel
Alerfex with Hyoscyamine
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Hyoscyamine: Eupep
Alerfex with Azithromycin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Azithromycin: Azitag, Maxithral, Azinova, Zithrocin, Azit, Zyloc, Nthrosin, Rezim, Azrade, Bactiazi, Elderaze, Azilup, Laz, Aziwis, Unizith, Rti, Azimore, Azee, Azivista, Azlo, Azivent, Azibest, Morzit, Zady, Aziklin, Azinol, Azitru, Remycine, Azileb, Azita, Aznee, Nazi, Azinix, Bio AZ, Azidep, Azirite, Zicin, Azibact, Zikem, Aziagio, Azad, Azithea, Threeomycin, A24, Azimacro, Aro, Aziclass, Uzazy, Azikaa, Azid, Zofacin, Trulimax, Azlupin, Uthral, Azigreat, Aziter, Azi Faith, Azigold, Rizax, Ecothral, Cazithro, Azitex, Azirox, Azitus XL, Azinkya, Izamed, Azicom, Azimed, Macrozin, Azipos, Azipeg, Aziforce, Azoo, Azipar, Azito, Azitab, Azicure, Rowezy, Azilac, Zithrokem, Azitrac, Azam, Azimount, Direkt, Servazith, Azimint, Azure, Azilin, Azest, Azinew, Azinext, Miomycin, Aziten, Aziway, Azitech, Azicox, Azindica, Aziber, Yash ZI, Zithro, Azisef, Azitin, Zarocin, Maazi, Zomycin, Azopil, Azipar O, Azithree, Azilide, Azigo, Karizma, Aziday, Zithrox, Azenas, Retramycin, Azcre, Pratham, Azoxyn, Vicon, Elzee, Azu OD, Zithcure, Xith, Azitop, Azibig, Azyric, Azifem, Azibiotic, Azifine, Aziline, Azilet, Azotis, Nanogram, Zitro, Zithium, Aziford, Azicid, Ertycin, Azeloc, Azimax, Myaz, Azirav, Zithree, Azycin, Azicrat, Ezecure, Azisoft, Qazi, Activa, Azisuper, Izabof, Zenmac, Aziwar, Azimon, Zohri, Azi Q, Azysafe, Azsuch, Azitras, Azirom, Azikem, Nuazy, Myazi, Zitromycin, Deftolide, Ronin, Nazith, Prazith, Azitsa, Azitas, Azumin, Azforin, Litazith, Flaag, Azmox, Zithromax, 3A, Azitive, Stfaz, Azilife, Azizen, Aziyug, Ortiza, AZ3, Zitis, Wiazi, Azomarc, Azimech, Azimist, Aziral, Aziset, Azro, Onazit, Gemycine, Stumz, Systhral, AN 500, Azauk, Zylid, Aziruth, Azinix Sdp, Azimark, Azire, Azith, Azovid, Maczed, Azitec, Zizom, Avitla, Azikam, Azisara, Azispan
Alerfex with Spiramycin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Spiramycin: Spiramycin, Macromycin, Spiratox
Alerfex with Diazepam
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Diazepam: Peptica, Placidox, Shipam, Anxol, D P M, Paxum
Alerfex with Clobazam
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Clobazam: Solzam, Clozop, Oresta, Adinep, Clobakem, Bazzy, Kivizam, Clobanil, Adobe, Lobachek, C Baz, Lobaz, Zep
Alerfex with Rifampicin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Rifampicin: Monocin, Rifacept, R-Cin, Montomycin, Ticin
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