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Fexova 180 Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Fexova Tablet

Fexova Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

How to use Fexova 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. Fexova 180 Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Fexova Tablet works

Fexova 180 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.

Fexova Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Fexova 180 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fexova 180 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fexova 180 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 Fexova 180 Tablet would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed babies.
Driving
SAFE
Fexova 180 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Fexova 180 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Fexova 180 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fexova 180 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Fexova 180 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Fexova 180 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.
  • 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 do not 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Fexova with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Fexova

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I have itching over the skin. I have been to the dermatologist and she advised to take FEXOVA 180. I have been using this medication and the itching continues if i stop it even for one day.
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
You need to take till it goes
I have skin allergy (as told by doctor) and i m using fexova 180 which is advised by the Dr.but l have not seen any improvement in my skin.pz suggest some medicine.
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
Please send pictures of affected area for better diagnosis and treatment.
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FAQs

Q. Does Fexova relieve symptoms of outdoor and indoor allergies?

Yes, Fexova relieves the symptoms of upper respiratory allergies or hay fever which can be caused by outdoor and indoor allergens. It relieves the symptoms of itchy or watery eyes, runny nose, and sneezing, or itching of the nose or throat.

Q. Can I take antacids while taking Fexova?

Antacids containing aluminium and magnesium may decrease the absorption of Fexova and lower its levels, thereby interfering with the working of this medicine. It is recommended that you keep a gap of 2 hours between the two medicines.

Q. How to cope with dizziness caused by Fexova?

If you feel dizzy while taking Fexova, lie down for sometime and then get up slowly. Moving slowly and cautiously can also help cope up with dizziness. Avoid coffee, cigarettes, alcohol, and recreational drugs. If dizziness persists and is troublesome, consult your doctor.

Q. How should I take Fexova?

Fexova should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the tablets whole with water, do not chew or crush it. Usually, it is advised to take the tablet before meal.

Q. Is there any food or drink that I need to avoid while taking Fexova?

Avoid drinking grape juice, orange juice, and apple juice while taking Fexova. These might make you more likely to have side effects.

Q. Can Fexova cause heart problems?

People who are already suffering from a heart disease should be careful while taking Fexova. Inform your doctor about your heart problem, as this medicine may cause fast or irregular heartbeat and palpitations.

Q. How quickly does Fexova work?

Fexova starts working within an hour of taking it. Maximum benefit of this medicine is seen within 6 hours and the effect lasts for 24 hours.

Q. Can Fexova make you sleepy?

Yes, drowsiness is a common side effect of this medicine. However, it does not affect everyone. But in case the drowsiness starts hampering your daily life, consult your doctor who might suggest another anti-allergic medicine which does not cause sleepiness.

Q. Can you overdose on Fexova?

No, never take an overdose of any medicine. Overdose of Fexova may cause dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue and dry mouth. If you accidentally take more than the recommended dose of Fexova, seek emergency medical service in a nearby hospital or contact your doctor immediately.

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References
  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 543-44.
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