Fexofenadine Tablets

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Fexofenadine tablets are prescription-only antihistamines used to treat symptoms of hay fever and allergy. It is the generic version of Telfast and is available as a 120mg tablet which only needs to be taken once daily to provide 24-hour relief. Buy Fexofenadine online, now.

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    What Is Fexofenadine?

    Fexofenadine hydrochloride is an antihistamine used to treat nasal allergies, including seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) due to high pollen counts. Hay fever can have a major impact on the happiness and health of daily life. This can be experienced from anywhere between a week and several months. 

    Many opt to buy this medication because it is a non-drowsy antihistamine, unlike others of this strength. Although it is called a non-drowsy medication, these tablets have been known to make some people sleepy and those taking it for the first time should be vigilant to its side effects.

    The branded version of Fexofenadine UK is called Telfast. This treatment works to block the action of one of the main chemicals responsible for causing hay fever symptoms, including red, itchy eyes and runny nose. All patients will need to fill out our online consultation form before they can buy Fexofenadine.

    How Do I Take Fexofenadine Tablets?

    All patients will need to ensure they are eligible or suitable to buy Fexofenadine before taking it. This is because it is a prescription only medication to help combat hay fever. These tablets may not be suitable for young children and the elderly (over 65). 

    Here at Post My Meds, we will try to make sure you have not or are not experiencing any other conditions that will inhibit you from taking Fexofenadine hayfever tablets. If this is the case, you may wish to speak to your GP about managing your hay fever and allergy symptoms.

    Adults should take one 120 mg Fexofenadine tablet once daily with water and before a meal. If you are taking any antacids containing aluminium or magnesium, you should leave a two-hour gap between them and taking Fexofenadine for hay fever. This dose may change depending on the severity of your symptoms or what you wish to treat, i.e. hives, which may require a 180 mg tablet. This should be disclosed before you buy Fexofenadine.

    Fexofenadine vs OTC Treatment

    If you regularly suffer from hay fever symptoms with no complications which has not been successfully treated using over the counter (OTC) antihistamines such as active ingredients Cetirizine and Loratadine, then this prescription only medicine (POM) may be the right one to help combat your symptoms.

    An over the counter antihistamine may only be able to combat some symptoms associated with hay fever or allergies, for example an itchy or blocked nose, and is not designed to relieve itchy eyes. As hay fever manifests differently in all individuals, it is always important to tailor any treatments to suit the case. This may make prescription medication more suitable. Some patients may be more susceptible to drowsiness than others and opt to buy Fexofenadine to combat hay fever instead of their current medication.

    Please consult a doctor or the PIL before combining Fexofenadine tablets with OTC medication, as some may experience side effects.

    What Are The Precautions Of Taking Fexofenadine

    Although hayfever tablets, Fexofenadine, are commonly prescribed in the UK to treat symptoms of hay fever, it is still important to check if the medication is suitable for you. Fexofenadine should not be used by people suffering with certain conditions or those taking certain medications for other medical conditions. You should always read the patient information leaflet (PIL) for Fexofenadine before taking this medication to ensure it is safe for you to use.

    Side Effects Of Fexofenadine?

    Fexofenadine, like all medications, may cause certain side effects, however not all patients will experience these. All patients should be aware of the potential side effects before they buy Fexofenadine to stay vigilant to any changes. Possible side effects include;

    • Headache
    • Nausea
    • Dizziness
    • Drowsiness: Newer antihistamines such as Fexofenadine tablets are classed as non-sedating and are less drowsy than traditional medications, as they cross the blood brain barrier to a lesser extent. Although drowsiness is rare, we do advise that as it may occur and affect the performance of skilled tasks it is important to see if this medication does have any drowsiness effects before carrying out skilled tasks.
    • Dry mouth

    It is rare for any serious side effects to occur with this medication, but if you do feel unwell you should consult a doctor as soon as possible. These might include;

    • Breathing trouble, such as wheezing or shortness of breath
    • A rash – not associated with hay fever
    • Tightness of the chest
    • Swelling in the face or throat

    For more information associated with the side effects of this medication, please see the patient information leaflet or contact Post My Meds.

    Will Fexofenadine make me drowsy?

    Fexofenadine is considered a non-drowsy antihistamine. However, like all medications, certain individuals may experience different side effects such as drowsiness. For this reason, we would always recommend taking a tablet to assess your response and if fexofenadine does make you feel drowsy, then you should avoid driving or operating machinery.

    Where can I find more information on Hayfever and Fexofenadine?

    Please refer to the patient information leaflet (PIL) for further information about Fexofenadine. Hayfever is a common allergy and can impact 10 million in England. Here at Post My Meds, we can help you combat your specific symptoms and treat hay fever effectively and efficiently with our online pharmacy. 

    You will be required to fill out an online consultation before you can buy Fexofenadine or other hay fever medication. Get in touch for more information.

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 Dec 02, 2015 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Jun 21, 2024 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm