Hay fever and allergy symptoms can be very disruptive to your life. If an over-the-counter solution doesn’t work for you, you may need to explore a prescribed alternative.

In this article, we investigate the drug Fexofenadine Hydrochloride and how it could help relieve your allergy symptoms.

WHAT IS FEXOFENADINE HYDROCHLORIDE

Fexofenadine Hydrochloride, also referred to as Fexofenadine, is an antihistamine that works by blocking histamine (a substance created in your body when you have an allergic reaction) to alleviate allergy symptoms.

This medication is only available via prescription and can be used to treat common allergies and symptoms such as:

  • Itching
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Hay fever
  • Some food allergies

HOW AND WHEN TO TAKE FEXOFENADINE

It is recommended that you take 120mg Fexofenadine with a glass of water before a meal. This tablet’s effects last 24 hours so you only need to take it once daily.

If you experience symptoms such as hives associated with your allergies, you should talk to your doctor, who may consider a higher dose of Fexofenadine.

WHAT TO AVOID WHEN TAKING FEXOFENADINE

Although this drug is a non-drowsy medication, it has been known to still make people feel sleepy. As with most medications, for this reason it is recommended to avoid drinking alcohol when taking it.

If you have taken any antacids which include magnesium and aluminium, you should wait two hours before taking Fexofenadine, as they can decrease the absorption of the medication. It is also advised to avoid drinking orange, grapefruit and apple juice, as these drinks can also limit absorption.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FEXOFENADINE AND OTHER OVER-THE-COUNTER ANTIHISTAMINES

The main difference between the two is the strength of the medication. If you have tried over the counter antihistamines and found that they do not relieve your symptoms, a prescription antihistamine like Fexofenadine may be another option.

As with all prescription drugs, you will need to consult your doctor or prescriber to have them prescribed to you.

COMMON SIDE EFFECTS

Common side effects tend to affect around 1 in 100 people and can include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Tiredness
  • Dizziness

If you notice any of these symptoms, contact your GP as soon as you can.

In rarer cases, some people may experience more serious side effects. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek emergency medical care.

  • Wheezing
  • Issues breathing or talking
  • Face, lips, tongue, mouth or throat swelling
  • Skin rash
  • Tight chest or throat

Please note that these are not all the side effects you could experience by taking this medication. If you wish to see a full list, please check the information leaflet inside the packet.

HOW YOU CAN BUY FEXOFENADINE ONLINE

Patient safety has always been our number one priority, we always follow a strict code of conduct to make sure you are always protected.

You can buy Fexofenadine online through the PostMyMeds website following these simple steps:

1) View the strength and quantity of treatment required
2) Answer some questions in our quick consultation, to confirm that the medication is suitable for you.
3) Select treatment and proceed to checkout securely

Place your order before 4pm Monday – Friday, or before 11am on a Saturday, we will dispatch your order the same working day. We offer free first-class delivery through the Royal Mail, so you will receive your order quickly.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Feb 28, 2022 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Mar 03, 2022 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm
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