Fexofenadine Hydrochloride is an antihistamine with selective peripheral H1-receptor antagonist activity. It is rapidly absorbed after oral administration and peak plasma concentration is reached in 2-3 hours. It does not appear to cross the blood brain barrier.
Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to Fexofenadine Hydrochloride or any of its ingredients.
Common side effects are headache, fatigue, drowsiness, nausea, dry mouth and gastrointestinal disturbances.
US FDA pregnancy category of Fexofenadine Hydrochloride is C. So, Fexofenadine Hydrochloride should be avoided in pregnancy and lactation unless the potential benefits to the other outweigh the possible risks to the fetus.
Caution should be exercised in elderly patient and patient with decreased renal function.
In case of an overdose, standard measures to remove any unabsorbed drug should be employed. Symptomatic and supportive treatment is recommended. There has been no reported case of an acute overdose of Fexofenadine hydrochloride.
Keep in a dry place away from light and heat. Keep out of the reach of children.