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What is the definition or description of: Fexofenadine overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Fexofenadine overdose?

Unsure: If you want to kill yourself with fexofenadine, you will more likely gag yourself to death from swallowing the pills than die from its toxicity. In that sense an overdose is a dose which causes you to feel sick or uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Fexofenadine (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What is the treatment for fexofenadine overdose?

What is the treatment for fexofenadine overdose?

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

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Allegra (fexofenadine) overdose — anything to worry about?

Allegra (fexofenadine) overdose — anything to worry about?

Possibly: Allegra (fexofenadine) has been studied at very high doses with no clinically significant adverse events. However, if a high enough dose is taken there may be adverse effects. I would be most concerned about potential cardiac arrhythmias at very high doses. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Allegra (fexofenadine) overdose?

Allegra overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. "Symptoms of overdose may include: dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth" REF: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a697035.html ...Read more

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What is the treatment for allegra (fexofenadine) overdose?

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

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Any dangers of overdosing on allegra (fexofenadine)?

Any dangers of overdosing on allegra (fexofenadine)?

Possibly: Allegra (fexofenadine) has been studied at very high doses with no clinically significant adverse events. However, if a high enough dose is taken there may be adverse effects. I would be most concerned about potential cardiac arrhythmias at very high doses. ...Read more

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If the regular daily dose of allegra (fexofenadine) is not enough is it better to take 2 allegra (fexofenadine) or take another medicine?

If the regular daily dose of allegra (fexofenadine) is not enough is it better to take 2 allegra (fexofenadine) or take another medicine?

Depends: What for? If rhinitis, then you need to see an Allergist to better determine the cause of symptoms (specific allergens, non-allergic triggers, structural probems) to better target the problem with alternative meds. If for chronic hives, then higher doses of antihistamine are often employed (but again, would recommend seeing an Allergist before proceding). No benefit in alternating antihistamine ...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 on upoin what is ingested, how much is injested and how it was injested. ...Read more

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Well fexofenadine HCl 60 mg show up on drug test as something not allowed?

It shouldn't: Most employers will be assaying for substances of abuse when they do drug screens: substances such as alcohol, marajuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamine, etc. The fexofenadine wouldn't be included on such a list. ...Read more

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Could a generic form of allergy(fexofenadine) be somehow different from the brand name drug?

Could a generic form of allergy(fexofenadine) be somehow different from the brand name drug?

Not if properly...: Not if properly manufactured.

Ironically, of late the biggest manufacturing problems have been with brand-name companies, with several high-profile recalls. ...Read more

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Are there other medicine I can take with Allegra (fexofenadine) D that won't cause bad side effects?

Are there other medicine I can take with Allegra (fexofenadine) D that won't cause bad side effects?

What medicines: Which medication you are taking that you are concerned if they are compatible with Allegra (fexofenadine) D? ...Read more

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What allergy medicine has fexofenadine in it?

What allergy medicine has fexofenadine in it?

Allegra (fexofenadine): Allegra is the brand name product that contains fexofenadine. There are now generic medications containing fexofenadine available over the counter as well. You must read the active ingredient label to determine if an otc medication contains fexofenadine. ...Read more

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Itching all over body all day. Taking fexofenadine. Is there anything natural that can control it. I don't wanna take any medicine for lifetime. Ty?

Itching all over body all day. Taking fexofenadine. Is there anything natural that can control it. I don't wanna take any medicine for lifetime. Ty?

Depends: It depends on the cause for the itching. It this has been present for just a day, it is likely a transient issue and not a lifetime one. Cooled lotion, menthol topically may help. Until you know what the cause is, it is difficult to give you an answer. ...Read more

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When should I take allergy medicine allegra (fexofenadine)?

When should I take allergy medicine allegra (fexofenadine)?

Without food: Fexofenadine (allegra) comes in 2 doses for adults, 60 mg. And 180 mg. The 60 mg dose is taken twice a day, every 12 hr. The 180 mg dose is taken once a day, usually in the morning and it is more effective than 60 mg, 2x/day. Fexofenadine should always be taken 1 hr. Before food because food, especially fatty food, interferes with fexofenadine absorption. ...Read more

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Allegra (fexofenadine hydrochloride 120 mg)at morning and levocet 5mg at night for 60 days.how effective these medicines for cholinergic utricaria?

Allegra (fexofenadine hydrochloride 120 mg)at morning and levocet 5mg at night for 60 days.how effective these medicines for cholinergic utricaria?

Mildly helpful: First, make sure you aren't having early anaphylaxis (generalized shock). If only heat hives (small, pinpoint) my experience is that cetirizine (or levocetirizine) combined with ranitidine (H2 antihistamine), either once or twice a day might work a little better. If not, you'll need stronger antihistamines like hydroxyzine (don't drive or operate machinery); at that point get seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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My skin has been itching from quite a long time. I have takena lot of medicines but could not find a permanent fix. I took cetrizine and allegra (fexofenadine) 180 for over a year. What should I do?

My skin has been itching from quite a long time. I have takena lot of medicines but could not find a permanent fix. I took cetrizine and allegra (fexofenadine) 180 for over a year. What should I do?

OTC: Those are otc meds so I assume you have not seen a doc. See an allergist or dermatologist but also make sure you have a chemistry and a TSH done. ...Read more

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I read on the internet that it is often more effective to alternate days taking zyrtec and allegra, (fexofenadine) than just one drug alone. Is that true? -allergies

Maybe, but...: I have not heard of anyone benefiting from alternating days. More like alternating weeks or months on the meds. Wouldn't hurt to try, I guess. ...Read more

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Does the allergy medicine Allegra (fexofenadine) come in different doses depending on ur height &weight? If so what would be the proper dose for a 19 yr old 117 5'6

Does the allergy medicine Allegra (fexofenadine) come in different doses depending on ur height &weight? If so what would be the proper dose for a 19 yr old 117 5'6

Age matters if...: 19 y/o Male asks Does the allergy medicine Allegra (fexofenadine) come in different doses depending on your height & weight? Allegra (fexofenadine) is usually 180mg for adults but can come in fewer doses 5, 30, 45, even 70mg depending on other health conditions like Kidney function provided one does not exceed 180mg in 24hr. Age matters if one is Elderly, but at 19 years, standard 180mg/ day dosing should be fine. ...Read more

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Allegra (fexofenadine) -d 12 hour allergy & congestion can show up on a drug test as amphetamine?

Allegra (fexofenadine) -d 12 hour allergy & congestion can show up on a drug test as amphetamine?

Possible: Since the Pseudoephedrine in the d is often used to manufacture amphetamine, I would guess that it can show up in a blood test. I would advise you to stay off of any decongestants if you are subjected to random drug test until I can look this up. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use medicine telfast fexofenadine and medicine lyrica (pregabalin) during pregnancy in week 34? What side effects

Is it safe to use medicine telfast fexofenadine and medicine lyrica (pregabalin) during pregnancy in week 34? What side effects

Speak to your OB/GYN: Both medications are rated by the FDA as Category C in pregnancy meaning that side effects cannot be ruled in human subjects. Personally, I wouldn't want my wife taking either of those medications during pregnancy if she could either avoid them for other approaches or alternative medications (which there would be very few indeed). The Best person for further advice on this topic would be your OB/GYN. ...Read more

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I'm having itching all over body with no rash. I take anti histamine drugs Allegra (fexofenadine) m. That only controls it not cures it. I also have asthama?

I'm having itching all over body with no rash. I take anti histamine drugs Allegra (fexofenadine) m. That only controls it not cures it. I also have asthama?

? dry skin: That's usually the case with atopic individuals, as you said you have asthma too, you may or may not start to have rash with continuous itching, antihistamines will just control the itch, skin care in form of bathing with cream soap, moisturizing your skin right after bathing while the skin is still moist, all that would help, keep your body well hydrated and watch your environment (cats, dust ) ...Read more

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I have seasonal allergy and taking allegra (fexofenadine) d 24 hour. My blood pressure is gone up. Can the drug be the cause? Will my BP go down when I stop?

I have seasonal allergy and taking allegra (fexofenadine) d 24 hour. My blood pressure is gone up. Can the drug be the cause? Will my BP go down when I stop?

The D in your meds: Is sudafed which is a stimulant, thus it can raise the blood pressure. Once u stop taking the meds, the BP should normalize. Consider switching to plain Allegra, Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec which have minimal effect on bp. Take care! ...Read more

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What other medicine is safe to take with allegra (fexofenadine) d? My husband is having a congested/runny nose, scratchy throat, pressure in his head?

What other medicine is safe to take with allegra (fexofenadine) d? My husband is having a congested/runny nose, scratchy throat, pressure in his head?

A nasal steroid...: Your husband should consider an allergy evaluation, and likely an intranasal steroid and nasal saline rinses to help relieve his symptoms. There are a few medication options, but would consider an evaluation to determine which medication is best. ...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

Fexofenadine Overdose (Definition)

If you want to kill yourself with fexofenadine, you will more likely gag yourself to death from swallowing the pills than die from its toxicity. In that sense an overdose is a dose which causes you to ...Read more


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more