Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S

Description
  • Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S is prescribed to treat allergic symptoms such as runny nose, watery eyes and itchiness 
  • Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S contains Fexofenadine (an antihistamine)
  • Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S is to be taken orally (via mouth)
  • Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S is prescribed to children and adults alike 
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Type

Tablet

Feature

120mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Fexofenadine

Composition

Fexofenadine 120 mg

Brand

Hilton Pharma

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S was created to bring relief to patients suffering from allergies and allergic reactions by working blocking histamine and its effects on the human body. A tablet per day is commonly prescribed to patients to be ingested either with or without food. The dosage of Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S is dependent upon the patient’s age, medical condition, patient’s response to the drug any medications patient might be having along with Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S and any adverse effects felt by the patient. It is recommended that patients ingest Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S at the same time each day and put an alarm as a reminder if need be.

Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to patients over the age of 6 years and above. Still, unfortunately, there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that {product}} is safe or unsafe to be recommended to expecting and lactating women. If the patient is having other prescription drugs along with Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘Sthey must inform their doctor before taking Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S as drugs such as antacids, certain fruit juices, and Magnesium supplements are said to interact with Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S negatively.

Adverse effects of Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S are rarely felt and effects such as dry mouth, fatigue, and drowsiness tend to resolve on their own in a few hours to days. If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

Indications

Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S can be used to treat:

  • Runny nose
  • Allergies
  • Watery eyes
  • Sneezing 
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Hay fever
  • Eczema 
  • Insect bites/stings 

How Does Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S Work

Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S belongs to a group of chemicals known as Antihistamines that work by blocking Histamine and its effects on the human body. Histamine is a natural substance found in the body that is very helpful in helping the immune system fight external and harmful invaders but reaction with pollen, insect bites, and other irritants can lead to an allergic reaction which Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S can successfully prevent.

How To Use Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S

Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S is to be ingested orally (by mouth) either with or without food with plenty of water to help the easy flow of the tablet into the throat. Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S is not to be chewed or crushed but rather to be ingested whole. Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S is to be ingested on the advice of a physician and only for the period prescribed, not more.

It is advised that patients ingest Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S at the same time every day, to help patients remember to take their dose. Alternatively, an alarm can also be set as a reminder.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

A tablet or two once-daily of 60 mg or 120 mg is commonly prescribed to patients aged 18 years and above. 180 mg may be given if the patient is suffering from chronic idiopathic urticaria.

Child Dosage

A tablet a day or 30mg tablet twice daily; is commonly prescribed to patients aged 12 years.

180 mg is prescribed for 12-18 years if symptoms of chronic idiopathic urticaria are observed. Patients under the age of 12 years and below are not recommended Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S. Patients under the age of 12 years are prescribed the suspension form of this drug.

Elderly Dosage 

A low dose prescription of Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S might be prescribed if the patient is suffering from kidney or liver impairment.

Pregnancy Use and Lactation

There isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S is safe or unsafe for ingestion by pregnant and/or lactating women. It’s advised that expecting women or breastfeeding mothers consult their physicians before ingesting any drug.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S:

  • Allergic reaction to Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S or any other drug or ingredient
  • Moderate to severe kidney disease/impairment 
  • Moderate to severe liver disease/impairment 
  • Moderate to severe heart disease/impairment 
  • Epilepsy 
  • Fits 

Precautions 

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S:

  • Alcohol abuse 
  • Mild to moderate kidney disease/impairment 
  • Mild to moderate liver disease/impairment 
  • Mild to moderate heart disease/impairment 
  • Recent surgery of the heart or intestines 

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S:

  • Apple juice
  • Apple 
  • Grapefruit 
  • Grapefruit juice 
  • Oranges
  • Orange juice 
  • Alcohol 
  • Antacids 
  • Magnesium supplements 
  • Drugs containing aluminum 
  • Erythromycin 
  • Ketoconazole 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

  • Stomach problems (such as  nausea, vomiting, diarrhea)
  • Dry mouth 
  • Headache 
  • Dizziness 
  • Drowsiness 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt, the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor

  • Fatigue 
  • Tachycardia 
  • Insomnia 
  • Rash

How To Cope with Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Dry Mouth- Can be helped by sipping water throughout the day, chewing sugarless gum, using alcohol-free mouthwash, allowing ice to melt in the mouth, or using a saliva substitute.
  • Feeling drowsy -If the medication makes you feel drowsy or sleepy, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better, and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhea –Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water.
  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak –If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better, and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.

FAQs

#1. Can I Consume Alcohol With Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S?

Alcohol is known to cause drowsiness. It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during your treatment as Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S causes drowsiness as well.

#2. How to Store Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S?

Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children, in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#3. Can I Drive After Taking This Medication?

This medication is known to make you drowsy hence if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.

#4. What If I Take Too Much Of Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S?

It is safe to have a few tablets over the recommended dose as Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S is relatively safe with very few adverse effects. Excessive intake of Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S may lead to headaches and the patient is advised to inform a medical professional of the overdose as soon as possible.

#5. What If I Miss a Dose Of Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

#6. How Is Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S Supposed to Be Taken?

{{product} is to be ingested orally once daily or as per the doctor’s prescription. Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S is to be taken either with or without food, preferably with water to ease the tablet’s passage to the patient’s throat.

#7. How Does Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S Work?

Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S belongs to a group of chemicals known as Antihistamines that work by blocking Histamine and its effects on the human body. Histamine is a natural substance found in the body that is very helpful in helping the immune system fight external and harmful invaders but reaction with pollen, insect bites, and other irritants can lead to an allergic reaction which Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S can successfully prevent.

#8. Will Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S Affect My Sexual Activity?

No, there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#9. Can I Take Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S During My Pregnancy?

There isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S is safe or unsafe for consumption by pregnant and/or lactating women.

#10. Is It Safe to Have Painkillers While Taking Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S?

Yes. Painkillers such as ibuprofen and paracetamol are considered safe to have along with Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S.

#11. Is It Safe to Have Antacids for Indigestion Along With Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S?

No. As certain antacids containing Magnesium and/or Aluminum may interact with the absorption of Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S by the body and are therefore advised to be ingested a minimum of 2 hours before the intake of Fexo 120mg Tablet 5 ‘S.