GENERIC NAME: FEXOFENADINE 24-HOUR TABLET - ORAL (FEX-oh-FEN-a-deen)
BRAND NAME(S): Allegra
USES: Fexofenadine is an antihistamine used to relieve allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, itching eyes/nose, sneezing, hives, and itching. It works by blocking a certain natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction.
HOW TO USE: If you are taking the over-the-counter product to self-treat, read all directions on the product package before taking this medication. If you have any questions, consult your pharmacist. If your doctor has prescribed this medication, take it as directed with or without food, usually once daily.Take this medication with water. Do not take with fruit juices (such as apple, grapefruit, or orange) since they may decrease the absorption of this drug.The dosage is based on your age, medical condition, and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or take this medication more often than directed.Do not take antacids containing aluminum and magnesium within 2 hours of taking this medication. These antacids can decrease the absorption of fexofenadine.Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
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