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Fexo 120 120mg

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Generic: Fexofenadine Hydrochloride

Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

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Alcohol
UNSAFE

Fexo 120 may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.

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Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR

Fexo 120 may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

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Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED

Fexo 120 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 harmful to the baby. Because of low milk levels and lack of sleepiness, use of Fexo 120 would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed babies.

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Driving
SAFE

Fexo 120 does not usually affect your ability to drive.

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Kidney
CAUTION

Fexo 120 should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Fexo 120 may be needed. Please consult your doctor. May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.

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Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED

Fexo 120 is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Fexo 120 may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

arogga.com Medicine Overview

Introduction

Fexo 120 belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It is used to treat various allergic conditions such as hay fever, conjunctivitis and some skin reactions such as eczema, hives and reactions to bites and stings. It also relieves watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and itching. Fexo 120 should be taken on an empty stomach. The dose may vary depending on what you are taking it for. Take it as prescribed by your doctor. You may need this medicine only on days you have the symptoms, or you may need to take it every day to prevent the symptoms from happening. If you stop taking it earlier than advised, your symptoms may come back. This medicine is generally very safe. The most common side effects include headache, drowsiness, dizziness, and nausea. These are usually mild and go away after a couple of days as your body adjusts. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects persist or worry you. Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have any problems with your liver or kidneys or with your heart as antihistamines can cause your heart to beat faster. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy.

Uses of Fexo 120
  • Allergic conditions
Side effects of Fexo 120
Common
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
How to use Fexo 120

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. Fexo 120 is to be taken empty stomach.

How Fexo 120 works

Fexo 120 is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger (histamine) in the body.

arogga.com Quick Tips

  • Fexo 120 is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger (histamine) in the body.
  • 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.

arogga.com Brief Description

Indication

Allergic rhinitis, Hay fever, Urticaria, Allergy

Administration

Should be taken on an empty stomach. Take before meals. Do not take w/ fruit juice.

Adult Dose

Adults: Allergic rhinitis: 120 mg once daily or 60 mg twice daily Urticaria: 180 mg once daily

Child Dose

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 BID OR 180 mg PO qDay ODT 6-12 years: 30 mg PO BID

Renal Dose

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

Contraindication

Hypersensitivity.

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 vessels and respiratory tract.

Precaution

Renal impairment. Pregnancy, lactation; children <6 yr. Lactation: Excretion in milk unknown; use with caution (AAP states “compatible with nursing”)

Side Effect

>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%),Stomach discomfort (2%),Pain in extremity (2%),Somnolence (1-3%),Rhinorrhea (1-2%)

Pregnancy Category Note

Pregnancy category: C Lactation: Excretion in milk unknown; use with caution (AAP states “compatible with nursing”)

Interaction

Co-admin with ketoconazole or erythromycin may increase plasma levels of fexofenadine. May increase adverse effects of other anticholinergics and CNS depressants. May increase arrhythmogenic effect of antipsychotic agents (phenothiazines); avoid concurrent usage. May reduce the efficacy of betahistine. Pramlintide may increase the anticholinergic effect of fexofenadine. Bioavailability may be increased by verapamil. Efficacy may be reduced by rifampin.

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