Medicon Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
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Alfex may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
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Alfex may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing b... View More
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Alfex is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harm... View More
Alfex does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Alfex should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alfex may be needed. Please consult your doctor. May cause excessi... View More
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Alfex is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alfex may not be needed in these p... View More
Alfex belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It is used to treat various allergic conditions such as hay fever, conjunctivitis and some ... View More
Uses of Alfex
- Allergic conditions
Side effects of Alfex
How to use Alfex
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Alfex is to be taken empty... View More
How Alfex works
Alfex is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger ... View More
- Alfex is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger ... View More
- It is less likely to make you feel sleepy than some other similar medicines.
- Do not take it with any fruit juices (such as apple, orange, or grapefruit) as they might make the drug less effective.
- It may cause nausea. Stick to simple meals, and do not eat rich or spicy food.
- Avoid using antacids 30 minutes before or after taking this medicine. It can make it harder for your body to absorb this medication.
Allergic rhinitis, Hay fever, Urticaria, Allergy
Should be taken on an empty stomach. Take before meals. Do not take w/ fruit juice.
Adults: Allergic rhinitis: 120 mg once daily or 60 mg twice daily Urticaria: 180 mg once daily
Children: Tablet 2-12 years: 30 mg (1 spoonful) or 5 ml twice daily 6 months-2 years: 15 mg (1/2 spoonful) or 2.5 ml twice daily >12 years: 60 mg PO... View More
Adult: Initially, 60 mg once daily. Child: 6 mth-<2 yr: 15 mg once daily and 2-11 yr: 30 mg once daily. >12 years: 60 mg PO qDay, initially
Mode of Action
Fexofenadine, an active metabolite of terfenadine, is a competitive peripheral histamine H1-receptor antagonist on effector cells in the GI tract, blood... View More
Renal impairment. Pregnancy, lactation; children <6 yr. Lactation: Excretion in milk unknown; use with caution (AAP states “compatible with nursing”)... View More
>10% Vomiting (6-12%) 1-10% Headache (5-10%),Cough (4%),Diarrhea (3-4%),URTI (3%),Back pain (2-3%),Pyrexia (2%),Dysmenorrhea (2%),Dizziness (2%),St... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy category: C Lactation: Excretion in milk unknown; use with caution (AAP states “compatible with nursing”)
Co-admin with ketoconazole or erythromycin may increase plasma levels of fexofenadine. May increase adverse effects of other anticholinergics and CNS d... View More
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