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Terfenadine

Information

Uses

Terfenadine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders

How it works

Terfenadine blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.

Common side effects

Increased sensitivity to light, Allergic hepatitis (viral infection of liver), Flushing, Allergic reaction, Swelling of tongue, Angioedema (swelling of deeper layers of skin), Burning sensation, Depression, Skin peeling, Drowsiness, Sleepiness, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Hair loss, Weight gain, Increased appetite, Eye swelling, Lip swelling, Nausea, Vomiting

Available Medicine

  • ₹26 to ₹58
    Psycormedies
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹21 to ₹23
    Cipla Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹20 to ₹24
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹23
    Dabur India Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹36
    Micro Labs Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹105
    West-Coast Pharmaceutical Works Ltd
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice

• Tell your doctor if you have enlarged prostate or problems in urination.
• You may regularly monitored for change in potassium levels in your blood as it terfenadine is known to lower the levels of potassium
• Do not drive or operate machinery while taking terfenadine as it may cause dizziness.
• Should not be given to patients allergic to terfenadine or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions

Terfenadine

Q.

Is terfenadine the same as fexofenadine?
Terfenadine and fexofenadine are drugs of same class and used for allergic conditions

Q.

Why is terfenadine banned?
Terfenadine is banned because of the fatal side effects it may cause.


Content on this page was last updated on 13 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)