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    Information about Fexofenadine

    Fexofenadine uses

    Fexofenadine is used in the treatment of allergic conditions.

    How fexofenadine works

    Fexofenadine 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.

    Common side effects of fexofenadine

    Headache, Drowsiness, Nausea, Dizziness
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    Dr. Love Sharma
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    24 May 2019 | 11:32 AM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Fexofenadine

    • Fexofenadine 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.
    • Your doctor has prescribed Fexofenadine to help relieve allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes.
    • As compared to other similar medications, it is much less likely to make you feel sleepy.
    • Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as it can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
    • Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication as it may cause increased sleepiness.
    • Stop taking Fexofenadine at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

    Frequently asked questions for Fexofenadine


    Q. Can the use of Fexofenadine cause sleepiness?

    Yes, Fexofenadine can make you feel sleepy. At the beginning of your treatment: do not drive, operate machinery, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities until you know how this medicine affects you.

    Q. What should be avoided while taking Fexofenadine?

    Do not take it with any fruit juices (such as apple, orange, or grapefruit) as they might make the drug less effective. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Fexofenadine. Drinking alcohol will increase the severity of drowsiness or sleepiness caused by Fexofenadine.

    Content on this page was last updated on 24 May, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)