Odifex 180mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Allergic rhinitis symptoms, Allergic skin conditions
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₹9.58/Tablet
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Medicine Overview of Odifex Tablet

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Uses of Odifex Tablet

Odifex 180mg Tablet is used in the treatment of allergic rhinitis symptoms and allergic skin conditions.
It treats allergic symptoms associated with seasonal allergies, urticaria, angioedema and atopic dermatitis.
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Side effects of Odifex Tablet

Common

Sleepiness.

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How to use Odifex 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. It is better to take Odifex 180mg Tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).

How Odifex Tablet works

Odifex 180mg tablet is an antihistaminic medication. It blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.

In Depth Information on Odifex Tablet

Expert advice for Odifex 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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Warnings
Special precautions for Odifex 180mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Odifex 180mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Odifex 180mg 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Odifex 180mg 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 Odifex 180mg Tablet would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed babies.
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Driving
SAFE
Odifex 180mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Odifex 180mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Odifex 180mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
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Liver
Odifex 180mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with
liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Odifex 180mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Azivent 500mg Tablet, Azita 500mg Tablet, Zathrin Redimix Suspension, Pratham 200mg/5ml Suspension

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Odifex 180mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Fexofenadine

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