Tablet: Adults and Children ≥12 years: Recommended Dose: 60 mg twice daily or 180 mg once daily. A dose of 60 mg once daily is recommended as the starting dose in patients with decreased renal function. (See Pharmacology under Actions.)
Children 6-11 years: Recommended Dose: 30 mg twice daily. A dose of 30 mg once daily is recommended as the starting dose in pediatric patients with decreased renal function. (See Pharmacology under Actions.)
Oral suspension: Seasonal allergic rhinitis: For seasonal allergic rhinitis, TELFAST (ORAL SUSPENSION) is indicated for pediatric patients from 2 to 11 years of age and the recommended dose is 30 mg (5 mL) twice a day.
Chronic idiopathic urticaria: For chronic idiopathic urticaria, the recommended dose of TELFAST (ORAL SUSPENSION) is 30 mg (5 mL) twice a day for children from 2 to 11 years of age (weighing more than 10.5 kg) and 15 mg (2.5 mL) twice a day for children from 6 months to less than 2 years of age (weighing 10.5 kg or less).
Children: The efficacy and safety of fexofenadine hydrochloride have not been established in children under 2 years of age for seasonal allergic rhinitis and children under 6 months of age for chronic idiopathic urticaria.
Other risk groups: Adjustment of the dose for the elderly or for patients with hepatic impairment is not required.
Administration in special cases: Studies conducted with special risk groups (the elderly, patients with hepatic impairment) have indicated that dose adjustment of fexofenadine hydrochloride in these patients is not required.
In case of renal failure, the recommended starting dose of fexofenadine hydrochloride in pediatric patients from 2 to 11 years of age (weighing more than 10.5 kg) is 30 mg once a day and in pediatric patients from 6 months to under 2 years of age (weighing 10.5 kg or less) the recommended starting dose of fexofenadine hydrochloride is 15 mg once a day.
Necessary conduct when a dose is missed: When a dose is missed, use it as soon as the patient remembers; however, if it is near the time to take the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume the usual dosing schedule, always observing the interval indicated in administration. Never double a dose.