FEXOFENADINE 180MG

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Introduction

TABLETS (fexofenadine hydrochloride) Your medicine is called Fexofenadine 180mg Tablets but will be referred to as Fexofenadine throughout this leaflet. Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine. • Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again. • If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. • This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours. • If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist. In this leaflet: 1. What Fexofenadine is and what it is used for 2. Before you take Fexofenadine 3. How to take Fexofenadine 4. Possible side effects 5. How to store Fexofenadine 6. Further information 1. What Fexofenadine is and what it is used for Fexofenadine is an antihistamine. It is used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) and hives (urticaria). Hay fever and hives are caused by allergies. Fexofenadine works by preventing the effects of a substance called histamine, which is produced by the body. Histamine can cause itching, sneezing, runny nose and watery eyes. 2. Before you take Fexofenadine Do not take Fexofenadine if you: • are allergic (hypersensitive) to fexofenadine hydrochloride or any of the other ingredients of Fexofenadine (listed in section 6) • are taking medicines known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) or have taken them in the last 14 days. These are used to treat depression. Take special care with Fexofenadine: • If you have kidney or liver problems, your doctor may want to give you a lower dose. • If you have a rare inherited blood disorder called porphyria. • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine. Taking other medicines Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. This is especially important if you are taking any of the following: • medicines for depression called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) • ketoconazole or itraconazole (used to treat fungal infections) • erythromycin or clarithromycin (used to treat infections) • cimetidine (used to treat stomach ulcers) • warfarin (used to thin the blood) • ritonavir (used to treat HIV infection) • quinidine (used to treat heart rhythm problems) • terfenadine (used to treat allergies) • astemizole (used to treat allergies) • cisapride (used to treat stomach problems) • phenytoin (used to treat epilepsy) • carbamazepine (used to treat epilepsy) • rifampicin (used to treat infections) • phenobarbital (used to treat epilepsy) • midazolam (used to treat anxiety) • triazolam (used to treat anxiety) • digoxin (used to treat heart problems) • theophylline (used to treat asthma) • ergotamine (used to treat migraine) • dihydroergotamine (used to treat migraine) • St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) (used to treat depression). Taking Fexofenadine with food and drink Fexofenadine can be taken with or without food. Pregnancy and breast-feeding Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine. Driving and using machines Fexofenadine is not known to affect your ability to drive or use machines. 3. How to take Fexofenadine Always take Fexofenadine exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. The usual dose is: Adults and adolescents aged 12 years and over: The usual dose is one 180mg tablet once a day. Elderly: The usual dose is one 180mg tablet once a day. Children aged 6 to 11 years: The usual dose is one 120mg tablet once a day. Children under 6 years: Fexofenadine is not recommended for children under 6 years of age. If you take more Fexofenadine than you should If you (or someone else) swallow a lot of the tablets all together, or if you think a child has swallowed any of the tablets, contact your nearest hospital casualty department or your doctor immediately. Symptoms of an overdose may include: • drowsiness • confusion • restlessness • agitation • dry mouth • rapid heart beat • blurred vision • difficulty passing urine. If you forget to take Fexofenadine If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose when it is due. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. If you stop taking Fexofenadine Do not stop taking Fexofenadine unless your doctor tells you to. 4. Possible side effects Like all medicines, Fexofenadine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Stop taking Fexofenadine and see a doctor or go to a hospital straight away if you notice any of the following serious side effects – you may need urgent medical treatment: • swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing • severe itching of the skin with raised lumps (hives) • severe skin rash, peeling or blistering of the skin, mouth, eyes or genitals • yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice) • fever • feeling faint or fainting • difficulty in passing urine • signs of an allergic reaction such as rash, itching or hives on the skin, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body, shortness of breath, wheezing or difficulty breathing. Other side effects include: Common (affects 1 to 10 users in 100): • headache • feeling sleepy • feeling sick (nausea) • diarrhoea • stomach pain • dry mouth • dizziness • tiredness • rash. Uncommon (affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000): • feeling agitated • difficulty sleeping • feeling anxious • feeling dizzy when standing up • feeling weak • feeling confused • feeling depressed • ringing in the ears • increased sweating • increased appetite • increased saliva production • increased urination • increased heart rate • increased blood pressure • muscle pain • joint pain • increased liver enzymes. Rare (affects 1 to 10 users in 10,000): • hallucinations • difficulty concentrating • changes in behaviour • changes in vision • changes in taste • changes in hearing • changes in smell • changes in appetite • changes in sex drive • changes in weight • changes in blood sugar levels • changes in blood pressure • changes in heart rate • changes in breathing • changes in skin colour • changes in urine colour • changes in urine volume • changes in urine composition • changes in liver function • changes in kidney function • changes in blood cell count • changes in blood clotting • changes in electrolyte levels • changes in hormone levels • changes in immune system function • changes in blood cholesterol levels • changes in blood protein levels • changes in blood clotting factors • changes in blood clotting time • changes in blood clotting factors • changes in blood clotting time • changes in blood clotting factors • changes in blood clotting time • changes in blood clotting factors • 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Uses

Uses

Fexofenadine is an antihistamine used to treat the symptoms of seasonal allergies, such as sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose. It is available in a tablet form and is usually taken once or twice a day. Fexofenadine comes in a 180mg strength and is usually taken with water. It is important to follow the instructions on the label and to take the medication as prescribed by your doctor.

Directions for Use

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1. Take this medication by mouth, usually twice daily with or without food, or as directed by your doctor.

2. Swallow the tablets whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew, or break the tablets.

3. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.

4. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.

5. Do not increase your dose or take this medication more often than directed.

6. If you are taking the over-the-counter product to self-treat, read all directions on the product package before taking this medication. If you have any questions, consult your pharmacist.

7. If your condition persists or worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.

Storage

Fexofenadine 180mg should be stored at a temperature between 15°C and 30°C (59°F and 86°F). It should be kept in a dry place and away from direct sunlight.

Treatment

Fexofenadine 180mg is an antihistamine medication used to treat symptoms of allergies, such as sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose. It is available in both over-the-counter and prescription forms. Fexofenadine works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance in the body that causes allergic symptoms. It is usually taken once or twice a day with or without food. Common side effects of fexofenadine include headache, drowsiness, and dry mouth.

Benefits

Fexofenadine is an antihistamine used to treat the symptoms of hay fever and other allergic conditions such as dust or pet allergies. It is also used to treat skin itching and hives caused by a condition called chronic idiopathic urticaria in adults and children.

Fexofenadine works by blocking the action of histamine, which is a substance produced by the body when it reacts to a foreign substance such as pollen or pet dander. By blocking the action of histamine, fexofenadine reduces the symptoms of an allergic reaction such as sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose.

Fexofenadine is available in tablet and liquid form and is usually taken once or twice a day. Common side effects of fexofenadine include headache, dizziness, and drowsiness. It is important to take fexofenadine exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

Fexofenadine has several benefits, including:

1. Relief of Allergy Symptoms: Fexofenadine is effective in relieving the symptoms of hay fever and other allergies, such as sneezing, itching, and watery eyes.

2. Long-Lasting Relief: Fexofenadine provides long-lasting relief of allergy symptoms, up to 24 hours.

3. Non-Drowsy: Fexofenadine is non-drowsy, so it won’t make you feel sleepy or sluggish.

4. Safe for Children: Fexofenadine is safe for children as young as 6 years old.

5. Easy to Take: Fexofenadine is available in tablet and liquid form, making it easy to take.

Side Effects

Common side effects of fexofenadine 180mg include:

1. Headache
2. Drowsiness
3. Dry mouth
4. Nausea
5. Diarrhea
6. Stomach pain
7. Fatigue
8. Nasal congestion
9. Cough
10. Back pain

Precautions and Warnings

Fexofenadine 180mg is a medication used to treat allergies. It is important to take this medication as prescribed by your doctor.

Common side effects of Fexofenadine 180mg include headache, drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, and diarrhea.

Before taking Fexofenadine 180mg, tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

• Liver or kidney disease
• Asthma
• Heart disease
• High blood pressure
• Diabetes
• Glaucoma
• An enlarged prostate
• Seizures
• Thyroid disorder
• Stomach ulcer
• Difficulty urinating

You should not take Fexofenadine 180mg if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the medication.

Do not take Fexofenadine 180mg if you are taking any other medications, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, or herbal supplements.

Do not drink alcohol while taking Fexofenadine 180mg as it can increase the risk of side effects.

Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Fexofenadine 180mg affects you.

If you experience any serious side effects, such as difficulty breathing, chest pain, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat, seek medical attention immediately.

How Does It Work?

Fexofenadine is an antihistamine medication used to treat allergies. It works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance in the body that causes allergic symptoms. Fexofenadine is available in a variety of forms, including tablets, capsules, and liquid suspension. The recommended dose of fexofenadine is 180mg taken once daily. It is usually taken with or without food. Fexofenadine works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance in the body that causes allergic symptoms. It works by blocking the action of histamine on the cells in the body, which helps to reduce the symptoms of allergies such as sneezing, itching, and runny nose.

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Safety Advice

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q: Can I take during pregnancy?

It is not recommended to take Fexofenadine 180mg during pregnancy. It is best to consult with your doctor before taking any medication while pregnant.

feeding

Breast Feeding

Can I take while breastfeeding?

It is not recommended to take Fexofenadine 180mg while breastfeeding. It is best to consult with your doctor before taking any medication while breastfeeding.

alcohol

Alcohol

Can I consume alcohol with?

No, you should not consume alcohol while taking Fexofenadine 180mg. Alcohol can increase the risk of side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. It can also increase the risk of other serious side effects.

driving

Driving

Can I drive if I have consumed?

No, it is not safe to drive after taking Fexofenadine 180mg. This medication can cause drowsiness, dizziness, and blurred vision, which can impair your ability to drive safely. It is best to wait at least 8 hours after taking Fexofenadine 180mg before driving.

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Q: What is fexofenadine 180mg?
A: Fexofenadine 180mg is an antihistamine medication used to treat symptoms of allergies, such as sneezing, itching, and runny nose. It is available in both over-the-counter and prescription forms.

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