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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Fexofenadine (Overview)

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


Dr. Shari Jackson
334 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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Please describe the medication: fexofenadine?

Please describe the medication: fexofenadine?

Antihistamine: Fexofenadine is an antihistamine which is used to treat allergies such as hayfever, and hives. It can be taken once or twice a day. It is a second generation antihistamine and does not cause as much drowsiness as other antihistamines such as Diphenhydramine (benaryl) or chlorpheniramine. Always be careful about drowsiness with any antihistamine especially if driving or operating heavy machinery. ...Read more

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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) ?

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

Dr. Michael Finkelstein
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Allegra (Definition)

Allegra is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more