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Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen or dust affecting around 20% of people in the UK. It occurs when an allergen such as pollen enters your system through the nose or eyes, causing symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, a blocked or runny nose, and itchy or red eyes. While there is no cure for hay fever, you can treat the symptoms with a medicine such as fexofenadine.

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  • Suitable for pregnancy?no
  • Suitable for breastfeeding?no
  • Suitable for age:18 Years +
  • Maximums per order:
    Fexofenadine 120mg Tablets3
    Fexofenadine 180mg Tablets3
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Fexofenadine Summary

Type of medicineAntihistamine
Works byIt stops histamine from causing the symptoms associated with hay fever
Active ingredientFexofenadine
Effective within1 - 2 hours
Pack size30 tablets
Strength120 and 180 mg
Common side effectsDrowsiness, Nausea, Headache, Dizziness
ManufacturerZentiva, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (UK) Ltd
GenericYes
Use with alcoholAvoid

We stock 2 different variants of Fexofenadine

About Fexofenadine

  • What is Fexofenadine?

    Fexofenadine is an antihistamine medication used to relieve symptoms of allergies such as hay fever (allergic rhinitis) and hives (urticaria). It works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance in the body that causes allergic symptoms such as itching, sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes.

    Fexofenadine is classified as a second-generation antihistamine, which means it is less likely to cause sedation compared to older antihistamines like diphenhydramine. It is available in various forms, including tablets, capsules, and oral suspension.

    What are Fexofenadine tablets used for?

    Fexofenadine tablets are primarily used to relieve symptoms associated with allergies. These symptoms may include:

    1. Hay fever (allergic rhinitis): Symptoms such as sneezing, runny or itchy nose, nasal congestion, and itchy or watery eyes due to exposure to allergens like pollen, dust mites, or pet dander.
    2. Hives (urticaria): Itchy, raised welts on the skin that may appear suddenly and can be triggered by various factors, including allergies to foods, medications, or environmental factors.

    Fexofenadine works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance in the body that causes allergic reactions and symptoms. By reducing histamine activity, Fexofenadine helps alleviate allergy symptoms such as itching, sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes.

    Hay fever symptoms

    The symptoms of hay fever include:

    • Coughing or sneezing
    • Itchy, watery or red eyes
    • Blocked or runny nose, often accompanied by a loss of smell
    • Discomfort in the mouth, throat, ears or nose
    • Head or earache
    • Fatigue

    Asthma sufferers might also experience the following hay fever symptoms:

    • Tightness in the chest
    • Increased coughing and wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

    Fexofenadine alternatives

    Some common alternatives include:

    1. Second-generation antihistamines: These medications work similarly to Fexofenadine and include drugs such as:
      • Cetirizine (brand name Zyrtec)
      • Loratadine (brand name Claritin)
      • Levocetirizine (brand name Xyzal)
    2. Nasal corticosteroids: These medications help reduce inflammation and nasal congestion associated with allergies. Examples include:
      • Fluticasone propionate (brand name Flonase)
      • Triamcinolone acetonide (brand name Nasacort)
      • Mometasone furoate (brand name Nasonex)
    3. Decongestants: Oral or nasal decongestants can help relieve nasal congestion associated with allergies. Examples include:
      • Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed)
      • Oxymetazoline (Otrivin)
    4. Eye drops: For allergic conjunctivitis (itchy, watery eyes), there are over-the-counter and prescription eye drops available, such as:
      • Olopatadine hydrochloride (Opatanol)
      • Sodium cromoglicate (Opticrom)

    Fexofenadine hydrochloride and high blood pressure

    There is no link between fexofenadine hydrochloride and high blood pressure.

    Antihistamines and alcohol

    Alcohol is known to increase the side effects of fexofenadine hydrochloride, and so alcohol should be avoided when taking fexofenadine. If you are going to drink on antihistamines, do so only in moderation and continue to monitor your reactions.

    Fexofenadine hydrochloride and asthma

    Antihistamines such as fexofenadine are generally fine for asthmatics to take. However, they can cause side effects in some cases. If you find yourself suffering any adverse side effects, consult your pharmacist or GP immediately.

    Pregnancy and breastfeeding

    Fexofenadine hydrochloride should not be taken by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding unless they have spoken to their GP first, Otherwise, try using an alternative remedy instead such as eye drops or nasal spray.

  • How to take Fexofenadine tablets

    Fexofenadine tablets should be taken once daily, ideally at the same time every day. Swallow the tablet whole with a sip of water before a meal.

    Fexofenadine is most effective if taken every day. If you miss a dose, do not double your next dose to compensate.

    Fexofenadine can be safely taken in addition to a nasal spray and eye drops for hay fever. You should not take Fexofenadine alongside other antihistamines.

  • Fexofenadine tablet ingredients

    The active ingredient in Fexofenadine tablets is:

    • Fexofenadine hydrochloride (120mg or 180mg)

    Fexofenadine tablets also contain the following inactive ingredients:

    • Microcrystalline Cellulose
    • Pregelatinised Maize Starch
    • Croscarmellose Sodium
    • Magnesium Stearate

    Film coat:

    • Hypromellose
    • Povidone
    • Titanium Dioxide (E171)
    • Colloidal Anhydrous Silica
    • Macrogol 400
    • Iron oxide (E172)
  • Fexofenadine side effects

    While it's generally well-tolerated, like any medication, it can have side effects. The three most common side effects of Fexofenadine are:

    1. Headache: Headaches are among the most frequently reported side effects of Fexofenadine. They can vary in intensity and duration.
    2. Drowsiness: Although Fexofenadine is considered a non-sedating antihistamine, some people may still experience drowsiness or sedation, especially at higher doses.
    3. Nausea: Nausea is another common side effect of Fexofenadine, though it tends to be mild and temporary.

    It's important to note that not everyone will experience these side effects, and some individuals may experience other less common side effects. If you're concerned about the side effects of Fexofenadine or experiencing any unusual symptoms, it's best to consult with a healthcare professional.

  • Fexofenadine warnings

    Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

    1. Allergic Reactions: Individuals who have had allergic reactions to Fexofenadine or any of its ingredients should avoid taking it.
    2. Renal Impairment: Patients with renal impairment should exercise caution when taking Fexofenadine, as dosage adjustments may be necessary.
    3. Liver Impairment: Fexofenadine should be used with caution in patients with liver impairment, as it is primarily metabolized by the liver.
    4. Central Nervous System Effects: While Fexofenadine is considered a non-sedating antihistamine, some individuals may experience drowsiness or impairment of mental alertness. Use caution when driving or operating machinery until you know how it affects you.
    5. Drug Interactions: Fexofenadine may interact with other medications, including certain antifungal medications and drugs that inhibit the enzyme CYP3A4. Inform your healthcare provider about all medications you are taking, including prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal supplements.
    6. Alcohol: Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Fexofenadine, as it may increase the risk of central nervous system depression.

    Please read all packaging and the product information leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.


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