What is Fexofenadine?
Fexofenadine is an antihistamine. This reduces the levels of a chemical
called histamine that is found naturally in the body, which can lead to redness, swelling and itching during an
Fexofenadine helps to reduce the symptoms of an allergy and can be used to treat hay fever, conjunctivitis (red, itchy eyes) or eczema.
Fexofenadine comes in a 120 mg or 180 mg dose: the 180 mg dosage is recommended for those looking to treat hives (urticaria).
How do I take Fexofenadine?
The recommended dose is to take one 180 mg tablet once a day. This should be swallowed whole with a glass of water,
and ideally before you eat to maximise its effects.
Fexofenadine should start to take effect in 1 hour, and lasts for a total of 24 hours.
Is there anybody who cannot take Fexofenadine?
Fexofenadine is only recommended for children above the age of 12 and adults under the age of 65. It is not recommended
for those that have experienced a previous allergy to Fexofenadine, or any of the other ingredients that this is formulated with.
It’s recommended not to take Fexofenadine before speaking to your doctor or pharmacist if you have experienced the following:
- Liver or kidney problems
- Heart disease or have been diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat
- Pregnant, breastfeeding or planning a pregnancy
It’s recommended that you always read the patient information leaflet (PIL) of the medicine that you receive before
taking it to make sure that this is suitable for you.