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Composition FOR ALTIVA

Fexofenadine(30 mg)

food interaction for ALTIVA

alcohol interaction for ALTIVA

pregnancy interaction for ALTIVA

lactation interaction for ALTIVA

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It is better to take Altiva 30 mg tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Altiva 30 mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Altiva 30 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Altiva 30 mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR ALTIVA

    Fexofenadine(30 mg)

    Uses

    Altiva 30 mg tablet is used in the treatment of allergic disorders

    How it works

    Altiva 30 mg tablet blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.

    Common side effects

    Pain in extremity, Back pain, Cough, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Pain during periods, Headache, Vomiting

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    Expert advice FOR ALTIVA

    • 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.

    Frequently asked questions FOR ALTIVA

    Fexofenadine

    Q.

    Can I take fexofenadine for an allergic reaction?
    Fexofenadine is an antihistaminic drug. Fexofenadine 120mg 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 fexofenadine 180mg is used for long term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria) such as itching, swelling, and rashes. Please consult your doctor before taking fexofenadine for any allergic reaction.

    Q.

    Is fexofenadine a stimulant?
    Fexofenadine is not a stimulant. It belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines.

    Q.

    Is fexofenadine better than cetirizine?
    Both cetirizine and fexofenadine 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 fexofenadine at 12 hours postdose. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.

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    Q.

    Can I take fexofenadine for hives (urticaria)?
    Urticaria, commonly known as hives can be acute or chronic. Fexofenadine 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 fexofenadine for itchy skin?
    Fexofenadine 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 fexofenadine for food allergy?
    It is not recommended to use fexofenadine for food allergy.

    Q.

    Can I take allegra for a rash?
    Fexofenadine 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 allegra for wasp sting?
    It is not recommended to use fexofenadine for the wasp sting.

    Q.

    Can I take fexofenadine for a bee sting?
    It is not recommended to use fexofenadine for bee sting.

    Q.

    Can I take allegra for mosquito bites?
    It is not recommended to use fexofenadine for mosquito bites.

    Q.

    Does fexofenadine keep you awake?
    Fexofenadine can cause sleepiness as a side effect. However, fexofenadine can also cause difficulty in sleeping (insomnia) and sleeping problems in some people. The effect of fexofenadine on sleep is variable.

    Q.

    Does fexofenadine cause weight gain?
    Fexofenadine is not reported to cause weight gain. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking fexofenadine.

    Q.

    Does fexofenadine stop itching?
    Fexofenadine 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 fexofenadine expire?
    Yes, fexofenadine 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 fexofenadine cause dementia?
    Fexofenadine 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 fexofenadine raise blood sugar?
    Fexofenadine is not known to raise blood sugar. Please consult your doctor if you have increased blood sugar after taking fexofenadine.

    Q.

    Does fexofenadine effect blood pressure?
    Fexofenadine is not known to effect blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience blood pressure changes after taking fexofenadine.

    Q.

    Does fexofenadine cause insomnia?
    Fexofenadine can cause difficulty in sleeping (insomnia) as a side effect. However, fexofenadine can also cause sleepiness in some people. The effect of fexofenadine on sleep is variable. Talk to your doctor in case you experience sleep problems while taking fexofenadine.

    Q.

    Does fexofenadine contain codeine?
    Fexofenadine does not contain codeine.

    Q.

    Does fexofenadine effect the contraceptive pill?
    Fexofenadine hydrochloride has not shown to effect the contraceptive pill. However, please consult your doctor before taking fexofenadine if you are already taking contraceptive pills.

    Q.

    Is fexofenadine a steroid?
    Fexofenadine is not a steroid. Fexofenadine belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines.

    Q.

    Is fexofenadine safe in pregnancy?
    There are no adequate data from the use of fexofenadine hydrochloride in pregnant women. Fexofenadine hydrochloride should not be used during pregnancy unless clearly necessary. If you are pregnant or planning to have a baby, talk to your doctor for before taking this medicine.

    Q.

    Is fexofenadine better than cetirizine?
    Fexofenadine and cetirizine belong to the same class of medicines known as antihistamines with similar action. However, fexofenadine 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 fexofenadine safe?
    Fexofenadine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

    Q.

    Does fexofenadine make you feel drowsy?
    Drowsiness is a common side effect of fexofenadine. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive drowsiness after taking fexofenadine.

    Q.

    Is fexofenadine over the counter?
    Fexofenadine is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine.

    Q.

    Is fexofenadine a decongestant?
    Fexofenadine is not a decongestant. Fexofenadine 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 fexofenadine anticholinergic?
    Fexofenadine is not an anticholinergic. Fexofenadine belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines.

    Q.

    Is fexofenadine sedating (makes you feel sleepy)?
    Fexofenadine hydrochloride is a non-sedating (does not make you feel sleepy) antihistamine.

    Q.

    Is fexofenadine a stimulant?
    Fexofenadine is not a stimulant. Fexofenadine 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 fexofenadine with cetirizine?
    Fexofenadine 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 fexofenadine with loratadine?
    Loratadine will increase the level or effect of fexofenadine by decreasing its metabolism (breakdown). Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.

    Q.

    Can I take fexofenadine with omeprazole?
    Fexofenadine 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 fexofenadine with citalopram?
    Fexofenadine 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 fexofenadine with prednisone?
    Fexofenadine 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 fexofenadine with amoxicillin?
    Fexofenadine 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 fexofenadine while having high blood pressure?
    Fexofenadine does not effect blood pressure. Always share your medical history with your doctor before taking any medicines.

    Q.

    Can I take fexofenadine with paracetamol?
    Fexofenadine 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 fexofenadine with ibuprofen?
    Fexofenadine 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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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)