Fexopen 180mg Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
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Introduction

Fexopen 180mg Tablet is an anti-allergy medicine used in the treatment of allergic symptoms such as runny nose, congestion or stuffiness, sneezing, itching, swelling, and watery eyes. It also helps treat skin allergies with itching, redness, or swelling.

Fexopen 180mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. Do not stop taking it without consulting your doctor.

The most common side effects are headache, drowsiness, dizziness, and nausea. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Please consult your doctor if any of these side effects do not resolve or persist for a longer duration.

Do not self-medicate or recommend your medicine to another person even if you see the similarity in symptoms. Consult your doctor to get the most benefit. Inform your doctor if you are suffering from any problems related to the kidneys, liver, or heart. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should not take this medicine without consulting a doctor.

Uses of Fexopen Tablet

Benefits of Fexopen Tablet

In Treatment of Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies

Fexopen 180mg Tablet provides relief from symptoms such as sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose. This will make it easier for you to go about your daily activities. It rarely has any serious side effects and you may only need to take it on days you have symptoms. If you are taking it to prevent getting symptoms you should use it regularly to get the most benefit.

In Treatment of Allergic conditions

Fexopen 180mg Tablet is effective in treating allergic skin conditions with inflammation and itching such as hives. It reduces the redness, rash, pain, or itchiness caused by your skin’s reaction to an irritant or allergen that may be causing the symptoms. It thus improves your self-esteem and confidence as your appearance changes. You may only need to take Fexopen 180mg Tablet on a day you have symptoms or on a regular basis when allergens are most prevalent. Consult with your doctor to get maximum benefits.

Side effects of Fexopen Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Fexopen

  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea

How to use Fexopen 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. Fexopen 180mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Fexopen Tablet works

Fexopen 180mg Tablet belongs to a class of medicines called antihistamines. It blocks the natural chemical substance (histamine) produced in the body during an allergic state and subsides (lowers) your immune system’s response to these conditions.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Fexopen 180mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fexopen 180mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fexopen 180mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Because of low milk levels and lack of sleepiness, use of Fexopen 180mg Tablet would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed babies.
Driving
SAFE
Fexopen 180mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
However, you should make check that Fexopen 180mg Tablet does not make you feel sleepy or dizzy before driving or operating machinery.
Kidney
CAUTION
Fexopen 180mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Fexopen 180mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fexopen 180mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Fexopen 180mg Tablet is recommended.
However, consult your doctor before giving Fexofenadine to your child in case of severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Fexopen Tablet?

Unless your doctor has advised a specific regime, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for the next dose. Do not take a double dose to catch up on any missed dose, follow the prescribed dosing schedule strictly.

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Quick tips

  • Try taking the medicines at the same time each day, to help you remember.
  • You may feel sleepy or dizzy after each dose of Fexopen 180mg Tablet. If this happens, sit or lie down and be careful while performing tasks that require mental focus.
  • Avoid taking Fexopen 180mg Tablet with fatty meals and fruit juice as both can reduce the absorption of the medicine.
  • Fexopen 180mg Tablet should be avoided in children who are less than 4 years of age as there is a risk of respiratory distress.
  • Practice self-care tips:
    1. Abstain yourself from coming in contact with allergens.
    2. Maintain neat and clean ambiance around.
    3. Wear a face mask and avoid dusty places.
    4. Consider using air conditioners instead of opening windows during the pollen season.
  • Fexopen 180mg Tablet may cause less sleepiness as a side effect compared to other similar medicines.
  • Avoid drinking fruit juices (such as apple or orange) as this may affect the absorption of this medicine and cause more side effects.
  • It may cause nausea. Stick to simple meals, and do not eat rich or spicy food.
  • Avoid using antacids 30 minutes before or after taking this medicine. It can make it harder for your body to absorb this medicine.
  • Never give the medicine to someone who seems to be suffering from a similar illness. This medicine should be taken only if prescribed by a doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Diphenylmethane Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY
Action Class
H1 Antihistaminics (second Generation)

Interaction with drugs

Taking Fexopen with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Aprepit, Aprepep, Fos-Aprepitant
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Fosup, Artepitant, Emetant
LIFE-THREATENING
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Sodamax
SERIOUS

Patient concerns

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I have fever and blocking of nose due to cold.
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Tab PAcimol 1 tab SOS, Tab Fexopen 120 1 tab OD 3 days, Steam inhalation
I am suffering from common Cold since last 3 days I am sneezing a lot wid running nose What should I do???
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Tab Fexopen 1 tab OD X 3 days, steam inhalation
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FAQs

Q. What is Fexopen 180mg Tablet used for?

Fexopen 180mg Tablet is used for treating seasonal allergic conditions such as hay fever. It helps to relieve allergies of the nose (allergic rhinitis), sneezing, runny nose, itching in the eyes, excessively watery eyes, etc.

Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Fexopen 180mg Tablet?

Fexopen 180mg Tablet can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Fexopen 180mg Tablet. Also, check with your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.

Q. Can I take Fexopen 180mg Tablet along with juices?

Avoid taking Fexopen 180mg Tablet with fatty meals and fruit juices as both can reduce the absorption of the medicine from the gut. If you need to take it, ensure a gap of at least 4 hours to decrease any possible medicine-food interaction.

Q. How much Fexopen 180mg Tablet should I take?

Fexopen 180mg Tablet should be taken strictly as prescribed by your doctor. The dose of the medicine is calculated according to your body's weight and age. Do not increase or decrease the dose on your own as it may cause unwanted effects and can worsen your condition.

Q. How should Fexopen 180mg Tablet be stored?

Keep Fexopen 180mg Tablet at room temperature, in a dry place, away from direct heat and light. Always keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children to avoid any accidental intake.

Q. Who should not take Fexopen 180mg Tablet?

Fexopen 180mg Tablet should not be given to patients with known allergies to any ingredients of this medicine. Signs of an allergic reaction may include an itchy skin rash, shortness of breath, and swelling of the face or tongue

Q. What is Fexopen 180mg Tablet used for?

Fexopen 180mg Tablet is used for treating seasonal allergic conditions such as hay fever. It helps to relieve allergies of the nose (allergic rhinitis), sneezing, runny nose, itching in the eyes, excessively watery eyes, etc.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before starting treatment with Fexopen 180mg Tablet?

Before starting treatment with Fexopen 180mg Tablet, tell your doctor if you have any other health problems, like kidneys, heart or liver-related issues. This is because certain medical conditions may affect your treatment and you may even need dose modifications. Additionally, let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Also, inform your doctor if you are planning a baby, are pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Fexopen 180mg Tablet?

If you forget a dose of Fexopen 180mg Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Who should not take Fexopen 180mg Tablet?

Fexopen 180mg Tablet should not be given to patients with known allergy to any other ingredients of this medicine. Signs of an allergic reaction may include an itchy skin rash, shortness of breath, and swelling of the face or tongue.

Q. Can I stop taking Fexopen 180mg Tablet if I feel better?

No. You should not stop taking Fexopen 180mg Tablet even if you feel better unless your doctor tells you to stop taking it. This is because, stopping the medicine suddenly, without completing your full course of treatment may cause the returning of your symptoms and it can even worsen your condition. Consult your doctor if you are not sure.

Q. Is Fexopen 180mg Tablet an antibiotic?

No. Fexopen 180mg Tablet is not an antibiotic. It is an anti-allergy medicine and helps to treat allergic conditions such as sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, hives, etc. On the other hand, antibiotics are used to treat infections caused by bacteria.

Q. Can Fexopen 180mg Tablet cause dizziness?

Yes, Fexopen 180mg Tablet can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, do not drive or use any machines. It is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.

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