Adult: 120 mg daily (in 1 or 2 divided doses) or 180 mg once daily. Child: 2-11 years 30 mg bid; ≥12 years Same as adult dose.
Oral Chronic idiopathic urticaria
Adult: 180 mg once daily. Child: 6 months to <2 years 15 mg bid; 2-11 years 30 mg bid; ≥12 years Same as adult dose.
Seasonal allergic rhinitis:Child: 2-11 years Initially, 30 mg once daily; ≥12 years Initially, 60 mg once daily. Adult: Initially, 60 mg once daily. Chronic idiopathic urticaria:Child:6 months to <2 years Initially, 15 mg once daily; 2-11 years Initially, 30 mg once daily; ≥12 years Initially, 60 mg once daily. Adult: Initially, 60 mg once daily.
Should be taken on an empty stomach. Do not take w/ fruit juice.
Patient with current or history of CV disease. Renal and hepatic impairment. Children. Pregnancy and lactation.
Cardiac disorders: Palpitations, tachycardia. Gastrointestinal disorders: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, dyspepsia. General disorders and administration site conditions: Fatigue. Immune system disorders: Hypersensitivity reactions (e.g. angioedema, chest tightness, flushing). Nervous system disorders: Headache, drowsiness, dizziness. Psychiatric disorders: Insomnia, nervousness, sleep disorders or nightmares. Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Rash, urticaria, pruritus.
Symptoms: Dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue and dry mouth. Management: Symptomatic and supportive treatment.
Increased plasma concentrations with erythromycin and ketoconazole. Reduced bioavailability and absorption with antacids containing Al and Mg.
Reduced bioavailability with fruit juices, including grapefruit juice.
May suppress the wheal and flare reactions to skin test antigens.
Description: Fexofenadine is a non-sedating antihistamine and an active metabolite of terfenadine. It competes with histamine for H1-receptor on effector cells in the blood vessels, gastrointestinal tract and respiratory tract. Onset: 2 hours. Duration: 24 hours. Pharmacokinetics: Absorption: Rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Bioavailability: Approx 33%. Time to peak plasma concentration: 2 hours (orally disintegrating tab); approx 2.6 hours (conventional tab); approx 1 hour (susp). Distribution: Plasma protein binding: 60-70% primarily to albumin and α1-acid glycoprotein. Metabolism: Undergoes minimal metabolism in the liver (approx 5%) to methylester metabolite. Excretion: Mainly via faeces (80%); via urine (12%, as unchanged drug). Elimination half-life: 14.4 hours.
R06AX26 - fexofenadine ; Belongs to the class of other antihistamines for systemic use.
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