fexofenadine, Allegra, Allegra Allergy, Allegra Hives, Children's Allegra, Mucinex Allergy

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

GENERIC NAME: fexofenadine

BRAND NAME: Allegra, Allegra Allergy, Children's Allegra, Allergy 24-HR, Mucinex Allergy

DISCONTINUED BRAND: Allegra Hives

PRESCRIPTION: No, yes (suspension)

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

USES: Fexofenadine is used for the treatment of seasonal allergies in patients 2 years of age and older and chronic urticaria (hives, itching) in patients 6 months of age and older.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of fexofenadine are:

Other important side effects include:

  • fever,
  • muscle aches,
  • back pain,
  • cough,
  • allergic reactions, and
  • pain in the limbs.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/1/2016

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