Fexamed 180 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Fexamed Tablet
Fexamed 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.
Fexamed Tablet side effects
Common
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
How to use Fexamed 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. Fexamed 180 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
How Fexamed Tablet works
Fexamed 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.
Fexamed Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Fexamed 180 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Fexamed 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
Fexamed 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 Fexamed 180 mg Tablet would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed babies.
Driving
SAFE
Fexamed 180 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Fexamed 180 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Fexamed 180 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
Fexamed 180 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Fexamed 180 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

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  • Fexamed 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 Fexamed for an allergic reaction?
Fexamed is an antihistaminic drug. Fexamed 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 Fexamed 180mg is used for long term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria) such as itching, swelling, and rashes. Please consult your doctor before taking Fexamed for any allergic reaction.
Q. Is Fexamed a stimulant?
Fexamed is not a stimulant. It belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines.
Q. Is Fexamed better than cetirizine?
Both cetirizine and Fexamed 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 Fexamed at 12 hours postdose. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.
Q. Can I take Fexamed for hives (urticaria)?
Urticaria, commonly known as hives can be acute or chronic. Fexamed 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 Fexamed for itchy skin?
Fexamed 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 Fexamed for food allergy?
It is not recommended to use Fexamed for food allergy.
Q. Can I take Fexamed for a rash?
Fexamed 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 Fexamed for wasp sting?
It is not recommended to use Fexamed for the wasp sting.
Q. Can I take Fexamed for a bee sting?
It is not recommended to use Fexamed for bee sting.
Q. Can I take Fexamed for mosquito bites?
It is not recommended to use Fexamed for mosquito bites.
Q. Does Fexamed keep you awake?
Fexamed can cause sleepiness as a side effect. However, Fexamed can also cause difficulty in sleeping (insomnia) and sleeping problems in some people. The effect of Fexamed on sleep is variable.
Q. Does Fexamed cause weight gain?
Fexamed is not reported to cause weight gain. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking Fexamed.
Q. Does Fexamed stop itching?
Fexamed 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 Fexamed expire?
Yes, Fexamed 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 Fexamed cause dementia?
Fexamed 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 Fexamed raise blood sugar?
Fexamed is not known to raise blood sugar. Please consult your doctor if you have increased blood sugar after taking Fexamed.
Q. Does Fexamed effect blood pressure?
Fexamed is not known to effect blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience blood pressure changes after taking Fexamed.
Q. Does Fexamed cause insomnia?
Fexamed can cause difficulty in sleeping (insomnia) as a side effect. However, Fexamed can also cause sleepiness in some people. The effect of Fexamed on sleep is variable. Talk to your doctor in case you experience sleep problems while taking Fexamed.
Q. Does Fexamed contain codeine?
Fexamed does not contain codeine. However, always check the label of a drug for the complete list of all ingredients in a medicine.
Q. Does Fexamed effect the contraceptive pill (birth control pill)?
Fexamed hydrochloride has not shown to effect the contraceptive pill. However, please consult your doctor before taking Fexamed if you are already taking contraceptive pills.
Q. Is Fexamed a steroid?
Fexamed is not a steroid. Fexamed belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines.
Q. Is Fexamed better than cetirizine?
Fexamed and cetirizine belong to the same class of medicines known as antihistamines with similar action. However, Fexamed 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 Fexamed safe?
Fexamed is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Fexamed make you feel drowsy?
Drowsiness is a common side effect of Fexamed. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive drowsiness after taking Fexamed.
Q. Is Fexamed over the counter?
Fexamed is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine.
Q. Is Fexamed a decongestant?
Fexamed is not a decongestant. Fexamed 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 Fexamed anticholinergic?
Fexamed is not an anticholinergic. Fexamed belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines.
Q. Is Fexamed a stimulant?
Fexamed is not a stimulant. Fexamed 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 Fexamed with cetirizine?
Fexamed 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 Fexamed with loratadine?
Loratadine will increase the level or effect of Fexamed by decreasing its metabolism (breakdown). Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Fexamed with omeprazole?
Fexamed 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 Fexamed with citalopram?
Fexamed 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 Fexamed with prednisone?
Fexamed 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 Fexamed with amoxicillin?
Fexamed 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 Fexamed while having high blood pressure?
Fexamed does not effect blood pressure. Always share your medical history with your doctor before taking any medicines.
Q. Can I take Fexamed with paracetamol?
Fexamed 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 Fexamed with ibuprofen?
Fexamed 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 26th Jun 2018.
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