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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
356 doctors shared insights

Fexofenadine (Overview)

Fexofenadine, previously marketed under the brand name allegra, is an antihistamine similar to Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec.


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
356 doctors shared insights

Fexofenadine (Overview)

Fexofenadine, previously marketed under the brand name allegra, is an antihistamine similar to Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec.


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Had contact urtacaria for 1 1/2yrs. Only been prescribed fexofenadine, 1 tab per day. Any other avenues I should be asking to try? Meds, tests etc.

Identify the contact: Good evening, contact urticaria means hives in which agents such as plant products, raw fruits, vegetables, seafood, when in contact such as in occupation, cause hives. In children, contact with pet saliva, and in housewives, contact with detergents, soaps and lotions are the usual culprits. The most useful measure will be to identify the contact allergen, and stay away from contact if possible. ...Read more

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Which works best for dermographia, fexofenadine, loratidine, or cetirizine?

Which works best for dermographia, fexofenadine, loratidine, or cetirizine?

Cetirizine plus ...: I think that of the otc antihistamines, Cetirizine is the most effective. However, i would combine this with Famotidine (pepcid) to block additional histamine receptors that are also present in your skin. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of allegra (fexofenadine hcl) ?

What are the side effects of allegra (fexofenadine hcl) ?

Less common: All medications have side effects. Fexofenadine (allegra) is a newer or second generation anti-histamine. It does not cause usual side effects associated with older or first generation antihistamines such as drowsiness, dry mouth, urinary retention or palpitations. Some sensitive persons complains of mild drowsiness. Other listed side effects include headache, heart burn, muscle pain, somnolence. ...Read more

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What if I overdose on fexofenadine?

Depends: Any overdose by any medication needs to be evaluated immediately. The treatment will depend upoin what is ingested, how much is injested and how it was injested. ...Read more

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What allergy medicine has fexofenadine in it? How many months can you be on it continuously?

Allegra (fexofenadine): Fexofenadine is an oral antihistamine. The brand name is Allegra (fexofenadine) but it is available as a generic. It is a safe medication that can be used continuously. Check with your physician to see if this is a good medication for you. ...Read more

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What if I overdose on fexofenadine?

Depends: Any overdose by any medication needs to be evaluated immediately. The treatment will depend upoin what is ingested, how much is injested and how it was injested. ...Read more

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Can i take both loratadin and fexofenadine?

Can i take both loratadin and fexofenadine?

Antihistamines: Hello, yes these two antihistamines are commonly used together. I usually use these medications in cases where allergy symptoms are challenging for my patient. This is twice the normal daily dose but sometimes needed. If excess sedation is noted then see your doctor for other options, . ...Read more

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Fexofenadine HCl 860 mg tablet?

Does not exist: The highest dose in the us is 180mg, in europe they have it in 240mg, the safety was studied up to 320mg, anything higher has not been established safe. ...Read more

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Is expired allegra (fexofenadine) safe?

Expired medication: Typically, when a medication expires, it's because it loses its potency or effectiveness. There are some medications that, with time, do breakdown with time into harmful substances. Check with your pharmacist to make sure. I would not recommend taking any expired medication. ...Read more