Information about Fexofenadine

Fexofenadine Uses

Fexofenadine is used in the treatment of sneezing and runny nose due to allergies and allergic conditions.

How Fexofenadine works

Fexofenadine is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger (histamine) in the body.

Common side effects of Fexofenadine

Headache, Drowsiness, Dizziness, Nausea
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Expert advice for Fexofenadine

  • Fexofenadine 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.

Frequently asked questions for Fexofenadine


Q. What is Fexofenadine used for?

Fexofenadine 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 Fexofenadine?

Before starting treatment with Fexofenadine, 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 Fexofenadine?

If you forget a dose of Fexofenadine, 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 Fexofenadine?

Fexofenadine 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 Fexofenadine if I feel better?

No. You should not stop taking Fexofenadine 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 Fexofenadine an antibiotic?

No. Fexofenadine 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 Fexofenadine cause dizziness?

Yes, Fexofenadine 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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