What is Fexofenadine?
Fexofenadine Hydrochloride is a non-drowsy antihistamine that provides quick and effective relief from the symptoms of hay fever. Hay fever is caused by the release of the chemical histamine in the body. Histamine release is a reaction to an irritant (allergen) such as pollen or dust that leads to inflammation and the symptoms of hay fever.
Symptoms of hay fever include:
• Itchy, watery or red eyes
• Head or earache
• Coughing or sneezing
• Discomfort in the mouth, throat, ears or nose
• Blocked or runny nose, often accompanied by a loss of smell
Asthma sufferers might also experience the following hay fever symptoms:
• Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
• Tightness in the chest
• Increased coughing and wheezing
Fexofenadine Hydrochloride is available in 120mg & 180mg strength tablets. 120mg is used for persistent hay fever and symptoms of other allergies. 180mg is usually reserved for patients with hives (urticaria) or with severe respiratory symptoms that havent responded well to 120mg tablets.
How does it work?
All antihistamines work by blocking the release of histaamine in the body. This stops the symptoms of Hay fever from occurring.
How to use
You should take Fexofenadine Hydrochloride when you experience persistent symptoms of hay fever or other allergies. A tablet is best taken in the mornings, once a day. This will give you relief from the symptoms of hay fever throughout the day.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding?
Fexofenadine should not be taken if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless instructed otherwise by your GP